Stranger Uses App To Save Lost Woman With Dementia

A missing woman with dementia in New York City was found by a stranger who recognized her from an app. Cindy Marmolejos was waiting in the car while her husband ran to the store when she spotted a woman wearing a long winter coat with her hood up, pacing back and forth, looking nervous and afraid.

To pass the time, Marmolejos scrolled through the Citizen app on her phone and saw an alert that police were looking for a 68-year-old woman with dementia in the area. She wasn’t 100% it was the same woman she saw walking nearby, but she decided to go with her instinct to get the police involved. And it turns out, it was the missing woman, who had wandered away from her home for adults with mental health issues. “She’s safe and that’s all that matters to me,” the good samaritan says.

Source: CBS New York