Mattie’s Call canceled for woman with Alzheimer’s

Upon my arrival I spoke with the complainant, Jerry Connell, who advised his
wife, Peggy Eady Connell, left the residence on this day at 18:00 hrs and was
going to the Wal-Mart in Monroe to get her prescription filled and also stop
by the Pizza Hut in Monroe. Mr Connell stated his wife suffers from Alzheimer
disease and when she didn’t come home he began to call and check on her.
The first phone call was made at 19:00 hrs and he spoke with his wife who
advised she was in traffic and coming home. It was two hours later at 21:00 hrs
that Mr Connell made contact with is wife for the second time. This time his
wife advised she was in Loganville on a back road. Mr Connell asked if he could
come get her and she told him no she would find her way home. Another two hrs
had passed and Mr Connell called his wife for the third time. This call was
made at 23:00 hrs and Mrs Connell said she was in Between heading home. When
she did not come home, Mr Connell called 911.
Mrs Connell was wearing a blue/white polka dot shirt with navy pants and black
shoes. She has short gray hair and is 5-06 and 180 lbs. She was driving a
white 1999 Lincoln town car with a handicap license plate (DP8ZHA). Mrs Connell
was placed on GCIC and a BOLO was put out for her and the vehicle.
Peggy Connell

Peggy Connell

A Mattie’s Call has been canceled for a 76-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who had not been seen since 6 p.m. Friday.

Peggy Eady Connell was found in Chatsworth, and “is in a secure location at this time,” said Hilary Crowe with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. “Family has been notified and are on the way to pick her up.”

Connell had not been seen since she left her residence to get her prescription filled at a Monroe Walmart, according to an incident report from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

When Connell did not come home, her husband called and checked on her, authorities said in the report. He first reached her at 7 p.m., when she said she was in traffic and en route to the couple’s home. He called again at 9 p.m., and Connell said she was in Loganville on a back road.

“Mr. Connell asked if he could come get her and she told him she would find her way home,” according to the report.

When another two hours passed, he called Connell again and she said “she was in between heading home.”

Connell never came home and her husband called 911.

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