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At-Risk Elderly Woman Found in Vacant Apartment After Missing in Mira Mesa

An elderly woman was found Tuesday after she was reported missing for three days in Mira Mesa.

Martha Carrington, 84, just recently moved to San Diego from Florida to live with her son on Mira Lee Way.

She was reported missing late Friday and into early Saturday, police said.

At around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Carrington was found in a vacant unit in her son's apartment complex, according to authorities.

Medics arrived on scene to evaluate Carrington.

Carrington was diagnosed with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, and early stages of Alzheimer’s, according to the San Diego Police Department.

She was described as being 5-foot-8, 175 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

She arrived at her son’s house in Mira Mesa on Thursday and was unfamiliar with the area, police said.

Her family said she did not have any money or a cell phone. Her family doesn’t believe she would use public transportation.

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