Port Townsend: Missing woman found 100 feet from home

PORT TOWNSEND — A local woman missing from her home for more than 14 hours Wednesday is safe at home thanks to two tracking dogs.

Carmella Prior, 75, was released Thursday morning from Jefferson General Hospital after spending a night at the medical center for evaluation.

“She’s a little rocky, but is otherwise in pretty good shape considering she lay there for maybe 18 hours,” her husband Glenn Prior said Thursday.

Two Kitsap Explorer Search and Rescue schnauzers located Mrs. Prior in dense brush only 100 feet from her home at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Mrs. Prior, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and is legally blind, was reported missing from 3723 Haines St. early that morning by her husband.

Police joined Prior in searching for his wife.


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