Missing Pontiac woman found

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
Chia Vang

Pontiac — Oakland County sheriff's officials said a 79-year-old Pontiac woman who was reported missing Wednesday has been found.

Chia Vang has been located, Sheriff Mike Bouchard tweeted Thursday morning.

His office said she was found at a Kroger grocery store at 14 Mile and Schoenherr in Warren. Deputies received a tip Vang was there and asked Warren police officers to confirm the information. Deputies traveled to the store and transported her back toPontiac.

She was taken to a hospital for an evaluation and once cleared by doctors was returned to her home, officials said. 

Vang lives with her son on Chippewa Road and has dementia, investigators said in a Wednesday statement.

The son told deputies he last saw Vang around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in her bedroom, but she was gone when he checked there at noon Wednesday, according to the release.

Vang, whose native language is Hmong, speaks limited English and does not have a cellphone or car, relatives said.

Her son said she has tried to walk to Warren, more than 20 miles away, in the past.