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Cambridge Police Searching for Missing Elderly Female

Female located safe, unharmed & reunited with family after search


10/29/2013

UPDATE: As of 7:05pm, Ms. Dottin was located safe and unharmed on an MBTA bus and was reunited with her family.

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Cambridge Police are actively searching for a missing 91 year old African American female.

Josephine Dottin, 91, of Cambridge went missing earlier today from the area of Rindge Ave in North Cambridge.  Family members state they believe Josephine may have boarded a bus on Rindge Ave, possibly headed toward Central Square in Cambridge.

Josephine reportedly suffers from dementia and has previously gone missing before turning up in another Boston-area community.

Josephine is described as a 91 year old light skinned African America female with white hair.  She is approximately 5'6'' tall, weighs around 130 pounds, and was last seen wearing a maroon top, dark blue jogging pants, light blue jacket, pink winter hat, and black sneakers.

MBTA Transit Police and departments in neighboring communities have also been notified and are aiding in the search.

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate Josephine.  Anyone who sees her or may have information about her whereabouts is asked to dial 9-1-1 immediately or call Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300.

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