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Missing Woman in Early Stages of Dementia Last Seen 3 Weeks Ago

Image of 63-year-old Ernestine Edwards.
San Diego Police Department

San Diego police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 63-year-old woman with memory loss who is considered at-risk and has not been seen for three weeks.

Ernestine Edwards was last seen on April 1 walking in the area of 4700 Beech Street, police said. Her loved ones believe she was heading to her home in Encanto, in the 6300 block of Imperial Avenue, prior to her disappearance.

Edwards suffers from memory loss and is believed to be in the early stages of dementia.

She is described as being 5-feet-3-inches tall, weighs about 100 pounds and has grey hair and brown eyes.

She has used public transportation in the past but typically walks to get around. She does have friends and family in the City Heights and downtown San Diego areas, so she could be spotted there.

"Edwards has been getting forgetful and can’t remember where she lives. Edward may not remember she has her own apartment and could be seeking assistance at local shelters or even living shamelessly," a missing persons release from SDPD said.

Anyone who has seen Edwards or who knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 or Detective Shelly Luna at 619-531-2938 during business hours.

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