Silver Alert cancelled for Avondale woman, Maria Ornelas found safe

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Avondale police say Maria Ornelas was found safe at a park in the area of Dysart Road and Western Avenue Sunday. 

Police say Ornelas is okay, but was taken to a local hospital for exposure.

Avondale police originally put out a Silver Alert for her Saturday.

Avondale police said they are looking for Maria Josefina Ornelas, 76, who has been missing from her home near McDowell and Dysart roads since Saturday morning.

Police said Ornelas has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and dementia.

She is described as a Hispanic woman around 5-feet-2-inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with light gray hair and brown eyes. Officers said she is possibly wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7000.

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