Missing Oquawka woman found

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Vivian L. Palmer, photo from Henderson County Sheriff's Department

An elderly woman with dementia that was reported missing has been found.

A spokesperson from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department said 73-year-old Vivian L. Palmer was found near the Fulton County Sheriff’s  Department shortly before 10 p.m. She had left her Oquawka home around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 and had not returned home.

Police say Palmer was wearing a maroon colored shirt, jeans, and white tennis shoes. She is white and stands about 5-feet 4-inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.

She was reportedly driving a silver 2007 Mercury Montego, pulling a small single-axle trailer. The license plate on the vehicle is from Illinois and the number is “GMAVIV6.”

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