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Search Teams from 5 Counties Helped Find a Walnut Creek Woman who was Missing for 2 Days

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    Missing Walnut Creek Woman Located

    An elderly woman who walked away from her apartment in downtown Walnut Creek on Friday afternoon was located late Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Peggy Bunker reports. (Published Monday, July 13, 2015)

    An elderly woman who walked away from her apartment in downtown Walnut Creek on Friday afternoon was located late Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    A person called police Sunday night stating that a person matching Valentina Matyushina's description had been spotted in the Lakewood Circle area of Walnut Creek. Responding officers found the woman at 10:30 p.m., authorities said.

    The 74-year-old woman went missing around 2:40 p.m. Friday, and was considered to be at-risk due to dementia and other health problems. She does not speak English, according to police, and can only communicate in Russian.

    Matyushina was described as a Caucasian woman with gray/brown hair and blue eyes. She is 4 feet 11 inches tall and roughly 180 pounds, police said.

    She was last seen wearing a gray-colored long sleeve shirt, brown slippers and a pair of Adidas-style pants which were darkly colored with white lines down the side of the leg. Police said she was also carrying a red fleece jacket and a floral print robe.

    Police said Matyushina, though found safe, was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. 

    Search-and-rescue teams from five counties contributed to finding Matyushina, authorities said.