Missing 71-year-old woman last seen in Gage Park

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Lydia Hernandez | Chicago Police

Police are searching for a 71-year-old woman who has been missing for more than month from the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Lydia Hernandez was last seen about 6:30 a.m. June 5 in the 5300 block of South Artesian, Chicago Police said in a missing person alert last week. She has been diagnosed with dementia and may be in need of assistance.

Hernandez was described as a black-Hispanic woman, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, with gray hair and dark complexion, police said. She has scars on her arm and chest.

Anyone with information should call 911 or Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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