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R.I. cab driver helped find missing Fitzwilliam woman 'safe and sound'

New Hampshire Union Leader

December 05. 2017 11:45PM


Marion Emery, 75, of Fitzwilliam, had been last seen at Market Basket in Rindge just after 5 p.m. Monday, according to police.

FITZWILLIAM — An observant taxi driver in Richmond, R.I., late Tuesday was credited with helping locate safe and sound a 75-year-old Fitzwilliam woman reported missing after shopping at the Market Basket supermarket in Rindge a day earlier.

Fitzwilliam police said Marion Sargent was the woman found inside a car that the cabbie saw run a red light, hit a curb and then triple-park in a CVS parking lot.

The cabbie called Richmond police, who discovered Sargent in the car “safe and sound,” according to Fitzwilliam police.

“We are all breathing a sigh of relief,” a Fitzwilliam officer said Tuesday night.

It remains unclear how Sargent, a woman described as suffering from dementia and memory loss, managed to drive more than 100 miles from the southwestern New Hampshire town to Richmond.

Police said while running errands, Sargent usually relied upon the GPS device inside her car to get home if she became confused.

She was last reported leaving her Fitzwilliam home for the Market Basket at 3 p.m. Monday.

Surveillance video had her leaving the Market Basket at 5:12 p.m. in her red 2016 Ford Escape.

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