82-year-old Phoenix woman quickly located after Silver Alert issued

Nov 3, 2022, 8:18 AM | Updated: 8:55 am
Myrtle Gonzales (Photo via Phoenix Police Department)...
Myrtle Gonzales (Photo via Phoenix Police Department)
(Photo via Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX – An 82-year-old Phoenix woman was quickly located after authorities issued a Silver Alert for her Thursday morning.

Myrtle Gonzales went missing after leaving her home near 44th Street and McDowell Avenue on foot around 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Phoenix Police Department said.

The Silver Alert was activated around 8:20 a.m. Thursday. About 30 minutes later, police said she’d been found and was being reunited with her family.

Gonzales is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds, with shoulder-length gray hair and brown eyes.

She was wearing a long orange pajama top and carrying a neon green purse when she went missing.

Gonzales can easily get confused and is known to be afraid of police. She also has a history of giving fake names, police said.

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82-year-old Phoenix woman quickly located after Silver Alert issued