Missing elderly woman found safe, deputies say

SPOKANE, Wash. — A missing elderly woman has been found safe, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Joanne E. McCready, 75, was reported missing on Tuesday. Deputies said she was last seen leaving her retirement community that morning.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, she was walking to the bus stop in the afternoon, but staff found that she left her wallet, phone and keys at her home. Park Place Retirement Community reports that she has a history of mental health illness, but is allowed to come and go as she pleases.