UPDATE: Ms. Santa returned home and was found in good medical condition.
Salinas Police Deparment is asking the public for help in locating an at-risk missing adult, Lucy Chacon Santa, age 79. Ms. Santa walked away from her home in the 1300 block of Rhode Island this afternoon around 2pm. She has medical issues and walks with a limp. Ms. Santa took one-day's supply of medications and family are concerned. She left the home wearing purple sweat pants, a thick grey hoodie and black boots. Ms. Santa is said to have early on-set dementia and has walked away in the past. She was located near Foods Co. on E. Alisal and suffered a fall the last time this occurred. She also went missing in 2008 and was found in San Jose, which is where she is originally from. Family believes she may try to return to San Jose. If located, please contact the Salinas Police Department at 831-758-7321.
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