84-year-old Hillsborough woman found safe

August 28, 2010 3:23:44 PM PDT
An 84-year-old woman who was reported missing in Hillsborough Friday afternoon was found early this morning in a dry creek bed, police said.

Joyce Albera, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, had reportedly wandered away from her home at some point Friday.

Police sent out an alert about Albera's disappearance Friday, and a resident living nearby reported seeing her that afternoon.

Search teams focused on the area near where she lives and eventually found her shortly before 1 a.m. in a dry creek bed off of Warmwood Way, according to police.

Albera is alive, police said, but information on her condition was not immediately available this morning.