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Missing Cumberland Woman Found Safe at Gas Station

Posted February 5, 2007

— A Fayetteville woman, who had been missing since Saturday evening, was found safe at a gas station on Monday.

Investigators found Dorothy Bryant, 70, of 3255 Lubbock Drive, at the BP station at Highway 301 and Owen Drive at around 12:30 p.m. Two Fort Bragg soldiers saw Bryant and notified a deputy, who was patrolling the area.

When the deputy approached Bryant at the gas station, she appeared to be disoriented, but in good condition.

Bryant, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, was last seen at around 7 p.m. Saturday, dropping off her granddaughter at a hockey game at the Crown Coliseum. Family members said they were worried when Bryant did not return to pick up her granddaughter.

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  • Lit Feb 5, 2007

    Nice work done by the soldiers...good to see that this grandmother is safe and back home.

  • crash Feb 5, 2007

    I think this is very sad. Number one, if my mother is known to have alzheimers the last thing I would let her do would be to carry my kids anywhere. I would be scared not only for their safety but the also the safety of my parent. At times these people seem okay, functional, but then they forget where they were, where they are going, who they are. I'm happy that they found her alive and I hope no harm came to her.

  • huntleyperez Feb 5, 2007

    Ok so the ladys daughter is TDY but someone knew granny was "lost" someone involved knew the situation and if the daughter does she needs to request status change and get back state side.

  • ncfishfinder Feb 5, 2007

    my dad had a stroke while driving home in the Oxford area a few years ago and the police stopped him trying to drive out onto the boardwalk in Atlantic City NJ the next morning. It's tuff getting old.

  • yruatwit Feb 5, 2007

    If she has Alzheimer's, how do the authorities know that the lady who was found is not someone else who also has Alzheimer's who is pretending to be Dorothy Bryant. Could be a stolen identity situation.

  • clickclackity2 Feb 5, 2007

    Wow! If it's true.. it's very sad that one of the parents are in the military and haved noone left to care for their daughter than a sickly mother. At least this wasn't a tragic ending for both. Where's the rest of the family?

  • Autumn Feb 5, 2007

    In addition, they are asking this lady to watch after her granddaughter. My mom suffers from alzheimers, and I can relate to what this family must be going through. But they should not expect her to care for a child, let alone, drive a car. This dear lady needs someone to care for her.

  • BEACH Feb 5, 2007

    The Lady's daughter is serving in service out of the country
    and she is keeping the grandchild. I hope the ARMY will try to
    get her home.
    Thank goodness for the wonderful soldiers that found her.

  • mom2threecld Feb 5, 2007

    since the family knew she had alzheimers, they could have intervened and not let her drive. that's like saying someone can't intervene on someone who's drunk or legally blind and lets them drive. it's a common since thing and safety. you cant legally take the license but you can the keys for safety issues!

  • BLA BLA BLA Feb 5, 2007

    mm, imagine if she forgot how to drive, missing for 2 days. Cellphone anyone?