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Silver Alert, 71 year old woman with dementia

Silver Alert

An Endangered Silver Advisory alert has been issued for Ruth M. Peterson, a 71 year old Independence woman with dementia.  Ruth is a white female, 5’6”, 115 lbs. with grey hair and blue eyes.  She was last seen at 8:30 A.M. today, leaving her home on foot, in the 3900 block of S. Grant Avenue in Independence, MO.  She was wearing a white shirt with the word “LOVE” on the front, blue jeans, and a dark purple coat with a flower design. Ruth has visibly missing teeth and should be wearing glasses.

Anyone who sees Ruth is asked to call 911, local law enforcement, or the Independence Police Department at 816-836-3600.