South LA Family Desperate To Find Alzheimer’s Patient

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles family asked for help Thursday as they search for  a missing loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

Lena Wiggins, 76, was last seen August 8, at the family home on South Figueroa Street.

“She’s just the best woman I’ve ever had in my life, I can’t explain how great she is,” said Wiggins’ husband Kenneth Tears. “She’s a wonderful mother, wonderful grandmother.”

According to the family, Lena Wiggins was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about a year ago, and the disease has progressed quickly.

“Just worried, I want her to come back home,” said daughter Carol Wiggins. “I pray to God nothing has happened to her, that she’s somewhere safe.”

The family has handed out flyers at local businesses, including the fast food restaurants where Lena Wiggins often went. So far, they’ve gotten no leads.

Lena Wiggins is four feet, eleven inches tall. Her family says she often walks quickly, as if she’s in a hurry to get somewhere.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call police.

 

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