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Searchers find missing Covington-area woman, 78, cold but OK in a fiel

Post by Kris Sherman / The News Tribune on Feb. 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
February 19, 2011 7:23 pm

Searchers found 78-year-old Betty Bauder alive but cold early this morning after she spent nearly 12 hours wandering alone near her Covington-area home in unincorporated South King County.

Betty Bauder

She was found in a field in the 24500 block of 180th Avenue Southeast, King County Sheriff’s spokesman John Urquhart said in a news release.

She was taken to an Auburn hospital for evaluation.

Bauder, who has dementia, slipped away from the house where she lives with her daughter at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. The home is in the 24200 block of 156th Avenue Southeast.

The 4-foot, 10-inch, 130-pound Bauder has gone missing in the past and once took a bus, according to a news release from Urquhart.

On Friday evening, in asking for the public’s help in finding her, Urquhart said, “…she is quite a walker and could be miles away by now.”

She was found about two miles from her home.

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