Elderly Woman Found After Becoming Lost on Walk

Case# 21-000173


On 1/9/21, Chico Police Dispatch received a report of a missing 80-year-old woman, Flora Hodge. Hodge was a resident of a local Care Facility. Employees discovered her missing after conducting a routine check of the facility. Hodge had exited the facility and began walking in the area alone. Due to Hodge’s age, time of night, and the irregularity of the behavior, additional resources were utilized. Chico Fire Department, Butte County Search and Rescue, and Butte County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search for Hodge. Chico Police Department utilized the Code Red Alert System after initial attempts to locate Hodge were exhausted.
At approximately11:58 pm, residents in the area of E. 7th Street and Alder Street reported a female matching Hodge’s description pacing in front of their residence. Officers responded to the area and located Hodge. Hodge was determined to be healthy and unharmed. Hodge returned to her Care Facility.

I would like to thank all the assisting agencies involved, as well as the concerned citizens. Officers searching the areas observed numerous concerned citizens walking their neighborhoods with flashlights in search for Hodge. This unity of effort was very much appreciated.

Flora Hodge

Location: Undisclosed Care Facility
Date/Time: 1/9/21 7:39 pm
Incident Case Number: 21-000173
Victims: N/A
Suspect: N/A
Supervisor: Sgt. Nick Bauer
Watch Commander: Lt. Rodden The

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