Missing Deltona woman with Alzheimer's found safe half mile from residence

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DELTONA -- Hazel Robbins, the 86-year-old woman with Alheimer's reported missing Wednesday, was found safe several hours later about a half mile from her Deltona home, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

A resident on Wakefield Circle, about a half-mile from where Robbins went missing, spotted her in his backyard at 2:25 p.m. 

Robbins was reported missing by her son at 10:16 a.m.

According to the son, Robbins -- who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and congestive heart failure -- was home at 6 a.m., but walked away from their residence at 1107 Hastings Drive sometime afterwards.

The son called the Sheriff's Office after he drove around the neighborhood and couldn't find his mother.

More than a dozen patrol deputies, assisted by a K-9 unit, investigators and Sheriff's Office helicopter, searched for Robbins and checked area businesses, parks and cab companies," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told NSBNews.net.

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