Missing Madison woman found safe nearly 4 miles from home

Priscilla Brown
Priscilla Brown

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say a 78-year-old woman who went missing Tuesday afternoon has been found safe.

Priscilla Brown left her home on the 4200 block of Milwaukee Street at about 4:30 p.m., according to the incident report. Brown suffers from dementia and is known to occasionally wander.

She was found just after midnight by a patrol officer in downtown Madison, nearly 4 miles from her home. The officer noticed she was suffering from the effects of being out in the cold and put her in the squad car to warm her up until EMS could arrive and take her to the hospital for further evaluation.

Madison police say several outside agenices were involved in the search, which included the use of tracking K-9s, thermal imaging to search fields and parks, and drones.