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Monday, December 11, 2023

Missing, endangered 88-year-old woman with dementia last seen in Ocala

(Update: In a social media post on Monday afternoon, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office stated that Mercedes Torres-Venegas has been located, and she is safe.)

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing and endangered 88-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her residence in Ocala on Monday morning.

At around 10 a.m. on Monday, September 11, Mercedes Torres-Venegas was last seen leaving her home located in the 100 block of Midway Road in Ocala.

Marion deputies looking for missing 88 year old woman with dementia
Mercedes Torres-Venegas, 88, is 5’4” tall, she weighs 130 pounds, and she has brown eyes and gray hair.

According to the sheriff’s office, Mercedes left her home on foot and went to a nearby Walmart. She then left the store and has not been seen since.

Mercedes has dementia, which has caused law enforcement and her family to be concerned for her safety.

If you have any information about Mercedes’ whereabouts, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office asks that you call 911.