Missing 71-year-old Independence woman found safe

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police say a missing Independence woman with dementia has been found safe.

Ruth M. Peterson

Police issued a Silver Alert Monday for Ruth M. Peterson, 71, after she went missing from her home earlier that day. It was canceled by Tuesday afternoon.

“Ruth Peterson has been located and is now safe,” a post on the Independence Police Department’s Facebook page said. “A special thanks to the employees at Blue Ridge Bank and Trust, 4240 Blue Ridge, Kansas City, MO who identified her there and contacted us about the Silver Alert.”