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Missing At-Risk Woman Found Near SJ Hospital: Sheriff's Office

UPDATE (Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8 a.m.): Ruby Ormond was found safe early Tuesday morning a few miles from Valley Medical Center, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

Read a previous version of this story below.

Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were searching for an at-risk woman who walked away from a hospital Monday afternoon in San Jose.

Ruby Ormond, 64, who has Alzheimer’s and dementia, walked away from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, near Bascom Avenue, at about 4 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office said.

Ormond is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 219 pounds. She was wearing a multi-colored headscarf, black sweater, black leggings, yellow socks and black shoes and was carrying a brown Louis Vuitton bag, the sheriff's office said.

The Santa Clara County Search and Rescue team, consisting of 50 personnel and search dogs, was deployed later Monday night to help with the search, the sheriff;s office said.

A preliminary search of the hospital was conducted, but crews went back through the facility a second time and were searching surrounding areas.

Anyone who sees Ormond or knows her whereabouts should call the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office at 408-299-2311.

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