Elderly woman with dementia missing from Ashburn

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an elderly woman with dementia missing from the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side since Wednesday morning.

Maria Nevares, 79, was last seen about 9 a.m. near Ridgeway Avenue and 78th Place, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

She suffers from dementia and only speaks Spanish, police said.

Nevares is described as a 100-pound, 5-foot White/Hispanic woman with brown eyes, gray hair and a light complexion, police said. She was last seen wearing a tan hoody with a zip front, a blue blouse with printed tan and bright pink flower, dark pants and black flats.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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