By: Rachael Perry


Twitter: @RachaelABC6

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A 71-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who had been reported missing Friday afternoon has been found. 

Clara Fernandez, was last seen walking around Ridge Street, heading towards Broadway just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday. 

The couple was on the way to dinner and didn't think much of the woman walking along the road, until the wife opened Facebook and just happened to see a post about Fernandez.

“It was actually the most important thing because when the officer came and found her, we showed him the Facebook post and he agreed and said yes that's definitely her," said Raffi Minassian, who spotted Fernandez.

They stayed with her until police got there.

Providence Police said Fernandez was taken to Fatima Hospital as a precaution.  

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