- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police with trained search dogs are combing a Providence neighborhood where a woman with dementia disappeared Christmas morning.

Sgt. Michael Wheeler said Wednesday that teams of city, state and correctional officers are searching the Olneyville neighborhood, vacant buildings, parks and along the Woonasquatucket River for 73-year-old Ana Martinez.

Martinez walked out of the apartment she shares with her husband around 5 a.m. Friday wearing only a white nightgown and green sweater. She left home without ID, and without saying where she was going.

Her family told police she has dementia and mental health issues. She has dark hair and eyes, and speaks Spanish.

Martinez has a history of wandering off and has disappeared for days at a time.



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