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Car of missing woman who has dementia detected by license reader; family says there’s hope

Car of missing woman who has dementia detected by license reader; family says there’s hope (WBFF)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Baltimore City Police say there are new developments in the case of a missing retired Baltimore City school teacher. Investigators say the woman's car has been spotted at least twice in the downtown area.

Investigators believe 69-year-old Patsy Davis Cromwell, who has dementia, is apparently on the move. Detectives say a police mobile license plate reader detected the missing woman's license plate early Wednesday morning, October 19. Her white Pontiac was spotted at the intersection of Baltimore Street and North Calvert Street.

"At this point though, we still have not found her or her vehicle," said Detective Donny Moses, a department spokesman. "We're very worried, we're very worried," he said.

Still, for her daughters, the high-tech sighting is encouraging news. "It's encouraging to me because it's hope," said Gennien Epps. "She's out there, she's alive."

Davis-Cromwell, was last seen Monday, October 17 around noon at her home on Woodbourne Avenue near Hillen Road. The family reported her missing after a neighbor said they hadn't seen her car in more than a day.

Family members say if you see Davis-Cromwell, she loves to talk. "Stop her, try to stall her," Epps said, "and call police."

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