Authorities find missing Los Osos woman

jlavelle@thetribunenews.comOctober 29, 2013 

A recent photo of Margaret West.


UPDATE: Margaret West, 87, was found at the Amtrak train station in San Luis Obispo at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Cipolla said. West has Alzheimer's disease and was the subject of an intensive search after she went missing from her home in Los Osos at about 5:15 p.m.

"Somehow she was able to make it to the Amtrak station," Cipolla said. "Whether someone gave her a ride or she took a city bus, we don't know yet. She's safe and sound, which is good news."

About 70 deputies and volunteers, as well as a CHP helicopter, took part in the search, he said.

ORIGINAL STORY: The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help to find a missing Los Osos woman.


Margaret West, 87, has Alzheimer’s disease and is considered at risk after wandering away from her home in the 1300 block of 12th Street in Los Osos at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. West is 5 feet tall, 200 pounds and with long gray hair. She was last seen wearing an olive green sweatshirt, according to a news release.

Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue volunteers are looking for West. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550.

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