A 72-year-old south Charlotte woman who has Alzheimer’s disease was found about four miles from her home early Friday.
Carolyn Matthews was last seen around 7:45 p.m. Thursday at her home on Gruenewald Lane in the Park Road/Sharon Road West area.
At 1:20 a.m., police said Matthews was found in apparently good health on Arrowbridge Boulevard. She was taken to Carolinas HealthCare System-Pineville to be checked as a precaution.
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Police also were concerned late Thursday because of the cold weather. The temperature plummeted to 38 degrees shortly before midnight and was expected to fall even further, according to the National Weather Service.
A couple of dozen firefighters and police combed the area. A police helicopter earlier searched for Matthews.
Matthews walked from her home without her phone and purse.
Police urged anyone who saw her to call 911 immediately.
Police have not said how Matthews was found.