WIlton's K-9 officer helps find missing woman
On just their second night of work, Wilton Police K-9 Enzo and handler, Off. Steven Rangel, helped locate a missing and endangered 94-year-old Wilton resident.
On Monday, Nov. 13, at 5:37 p.m., a Wilton resident reported that her elderly mother was missing, who was last seen in Norwalk at 2:30 p.m. and had been expected home. Her car was nowhere to be found.
Off. Rangel with K-9 Enzo responded to the residence, gathered information and a "Silver Alert" was sent. Area departments were alerted and assisted in attempting to locate the missing woman.
At 8:03 p.m., an East Meadow Road resident reported a suspicious car on her property. When Officers arrived, they determined that the car belonged to the missing woman. It was dark and the temperature was in the low 30s. Off. Rangel with K-9 Enzo arrived and started tracking for the missing woman. Enzo headed toward the rear yard where the missing woman was found.
The missing woman had become disoriented and was out in the cold for some time. Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps was dispatched and transported the woman to Norwalk Hospital