Elderly Richmond woman found ‘a bit dehydrated but in good spirits’ after being reported missing

Missing Richmond woman last seen at her Rheem Avenue home

UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: Mercedes De Jesus Azucena has been located. “She’s a bit dehydrated but in good spirits,” Richmond police Sgt. Felix Tan said.

The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding an elderly resident.

Mercedes De Jesus Azucena, 86, was last seen at her Central Richmond residence in the 1700 block of Rheem Ave. at around 9 a.m. Monday, police said.

Azucena is diagnosed with a medical condition and can become disoriented, police said.  Her favorite mode of travel is walking and using public transit. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater and white pants and is 5-feet-2, 110-pounds, with white hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen her or knows where she might be are asked to call RPD at (510) 233-1214.