Woman who vanished in Miami Shores returns home, police say

Mary Lee Houlihan vanished on Wednesday from Miami Shores, police said. (MSPD)

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Police officers asked the public for help on Thursday with finding a woman who vanished from Miami Shores on Wednesday as she had been experiencing early-stage symptoms of dementia.

Mary Lee Houlihan, 56, did not return to her home in Miami Shores on Wednesday night and her family had feared that she could be in danger, according to the Miami Shores Police Department.

Lee Houlihan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurologic disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. She was reunited with her family on Friday, according to Cmdr. Kerry Turner.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.

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