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Silver Alert canceled, Salt Lake County woman with dementia located

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Posted at 4:21 PM, May 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 21:58:57-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday and canceled later that night when a missing woman from Salt Lake County with dementia was found.

Maria Escarciga, 78, was last seen around 8:30 a.m. at the Copperview Recreation Center in Midvale, driving a 2008 Toyota Camry with body damage to the rear side of the car. The car has Utah license Z463GB.

Authorities say Escarciga has dementia and sounded "confused" while driving and "cannot get home."

Escarciga was wearing a black and gray sweater, blue shirt and black pants.