Spring Branch woman disappears after going for afternoon walk

Charlene Bell Gillespie, 72, in need of medication for dementia

SPRING BRANCH, Texas – Authorities are searching for a woman who left her home in the 100 block of Olympia and never returned.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office said Charlene Bell Gillespie, 72, went for a walk around 3 p.m., but they were notified she was missing when she hadn’t returned by 7 p.m.

Gillespie, who is described as black and suffering from dementia, was wearing a red Buc-ees T-shirt, black nylon jogging pants, a medical boot on her right foot and a green shoe on her left foot.

The Sheriff's Office said a Department of Public Safety helicopter is searching the area, along with multiple units from CCSO, but they are asking anyone with information about Gillespie’s whereabouts to call 830-620-3400.

UPDATE: Charlynn Bell Gillespie has been found and is SAFE! We want to thank all of the search crews and the multiple...

Posted by Comal County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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