UPDATE: At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, an Edmonds woman, 59-year-old Nancy Brancheau, was located safe and unharmed at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle.
Brancheau had also gone missing in December. That time, she was also found at Golden Gardens.
This time, Sgt. Mike Blackburn of the Edmonds Police Department reports that the Alzheimer’s patient had been missing from her Edmonds home all day, having last been seen at 10 p.m. Monday evening. With the assistance of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, the Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return Program, K-9 search teams and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office SnoHawk 1 helicopter, police searched all day since the woman’s absence was reported at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Brancheau, a former teacher at Edmonds-Woodway High School, was located at the Seattle waterfront park by a family friend who was one of the dozens of volunteers searching all day.
Breancheau was transported back to her Edmonds home, where she was examined by Snohomish County Fire District 1 emergency medical staff.
Edmonds Police wish to thank the many neighboring police agencies, fire department personnel, medical professionals and civilian volunteers who assisted in this successful search effort.