Silver Alert canceled after 68-year-old missing woman found safe

Silver Alert canceled after 68-year-old missing woman found safe

(Salt Lake City Police Department)

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Silver Alert was canceled Saturday night after 68-year old Sheila Hansen was found safe, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Hansen had last been seen wearing a tan shirt, pink-patterned blue capri jeans and black sandals without socks, according to an alert Saturday afternoon. It also stated she had blue eyes, mid-length brown hair in a ponytail and gold-rimmed glasses.

Hansen has Alzheimer’s and had last been seen near 900 East and 2900 South, according to Salt Lake City police.

Further information on how Hansen was found has not been made available.

The Silver Alert system is designed to aid the general public and officials in locating missing elderly persons who often suffer from Alzheimer's. It was passed during this year’s legislative session.

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Katie Workman is a former and KSL-TV reporter who works as a politics contributor. She has degrees from Cambridge and the University of Utah, and she's passionate about sharing stories about elections, the environment and southern Utah.


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