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Missing Orinda woman found alive

By asoglin
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 at 10:22 am in Orinda.

A 67-year-old Orinda woman reported missing by her husband Tuesday afternoon is headed for an area hospital after officers found her this morning, Orinda police said.

The woman was found shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Orindawoods Road near Alta Orinda, less than a quarter-mile from her home, Orinda Police Chief Bill French said.

She suffered bruises and scrapes during her time missing and will undergo medical observation, French said. No word was immediately available on her condition, he said.

After the woman’s husband called police at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, East Bay Regional Park District and Lafayette police joined search and rescue deputies from the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office in searching the area through the night, with help from a Highway Patrol helicopter.

George Kelly

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