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UPDATE: Missing Resident

July 12, 2017

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UPDATE: Mrs. Dove has been found and is safe.


To assist with efforts of the Macomb Police Department, we are sharing the following information with our Macomb Campus Community regarding a missing elderly woman who resides near campus:

From Macomb Police Department:

The Macomb police department is seeking your assistance. The department is looking for 81-year-old Ruth Dove. Ruth lives in the 1200 block of West Adams and was reported missing shortly after 1 PM today. Ms. Dove does have dementia and may be lost. Miss Dove would possibly be pushing a black cart with her. If anyone should happen to see Miss Dove please contact the Macomb Police Department at 833-4505. Due to the extreme heat Miss Dove could be in a medical emergency.

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