Silver Alert issued for elderly woman with dementia

El Paso News

A Silver Alert was issued by the El Paso Police for a 77-year-old woman who walked away from her East El Paso home Monday evening and failed to return.

Romelia Fuentes Bustamante, 77, left her home in the 3500 block of Mike Godwin near Joe Battle and Edgemere around 5:15 p.m. Monday evening. According to police, Bustamante suffers from dementia, anxiety disorder and depression. 

She was last seen wearing a grey, long sleeve shirt, black leggings, black shoes and carrying a blue jean style purse. She is described as 5’1″ tall, weighing about 170 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. 

Authorities believe Bustamante may attempt to cross into Juarez, Mexico. If you have any information on her location please call police at 832-4400 or 911 for immediate assistance. 

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