IRVINE – Irvine police asked today for the public’s help in locating an 84-year-old woman who got lost on her way home from a doctor’s appointment.
Rosalie Delite Smith has been diagnosed with onset dementia and diabetes, and her health, coupled with the heat wave, have her family and police concerned about her safety, Lt. Barry Aninag said.
She called her sister about 6:30 p.m. Monday to say she was lost in Newport Beach, but was on her way home, Aninag said. About 8:20 p.m. a Gold’s Gym employee in Fullerton called Smith’s family to say she was lost, but was given directions to find her way home, he said.
Smith told the Gold’s Gym employee she had a cell phone, but the battery was about to go dead, Aninag said.
Her family called police to report her missing about 11 p.m., Aninag said.
Smith is white with gray hair and blue eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 164 pounds. She was driving a gold 2006 Toyota Sienna van with a disabled license plate of 6047ADP and a Bush/McCain bumper sticker.
Smith’s small white poodle, Bree, should be with her.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts was asked to call Irvine police at (949) 724-7000.