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Woman reported missing in Rancho Cordova has been found

Rancho Cordova police ask the community’s help in finding a 78-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

Rita Bernice Basquez (2)
Rita Bernice Basquez Rancho Cordova Police Department

Rita Bernice Basquez was last seen at 11 a.m. Thursday near White Rock Road and was headed toward Zinfandel Drive. Basquez has a pacemaker and suffers from advanced dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Police Department news release.

She is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 108 pounds, with black and gray hair, and brown eyes. Basquez was last seen wearing a white sweater with a black cow print, black pants, black shoes and glasses. She might also be wearing a visor.

Police said Basquez often responds to the name Rita Hernandez.

Anyone with information regarding Basquez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Rancho Cordova Police Department at 916-362-5111.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy