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Woman with Alzheimer’s who wandered away from home has been found

Cora Loucks, an 83-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease, walked away from her home in the Brookdale area on Saturday and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help to locate the woman.
Cora Loucks, an 83-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease, walked away from her home in the Brookdale area on Saturday and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help to locate the woman. Courtesy

UPDATE AT 4 p.m.: The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has reported via Twitter that Cora Loucks was found unharmed on 175th Street S and is home.

An 83-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease walked away from her home in the Brookdale area on Saturday and authorities are looking for help locating the woman.

Cora Loucks was reported missing Saturday night after her family noticed she had broken through zipties on the door and left their house on the 2900 block of 136th Street Court E. in Brookdale, according to statement posted Sunday morning on the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. The woman walked away from home on two previous occasions since May.

She is believed to have left home between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Loucks is 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds with gray hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white plaid button-up shirt with black pants, tan shoes, and glasses.

She may be hostile toward females, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

Those with information about Loucks location are asked to call 911.

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