Woman found wandering in Edgewater identified, reunited with family

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A woman, thought to be between 70 and 74 years old, was found wandering about 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 6300 block of North Sheridan. She was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital. | Chicago Police

An elderly woman found wandering early Tuesday in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side has been identified and reunited with her family.

The woman, thought to be between 70 and 74 years old, was found about 1 a.m. in the 6300 block of North Sheridan, according to Chicago Police. She was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

She speaks Bosnian, and an officer who also speaks Bosnian was able to speak to the woman, but she did not give her name, date of birth, home address or a phone number, police said. She only said that she had been walking for two days.

Police said about 9:15 a.m. that the woman had been identified and reunited with her family.

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