On Saturday night, Galloway Police requested the public's assistance in finding Karen Ryba, 61. Ryba has dementia and walked away from her home. Police searched for her that night using K-9 cops and bloodhounds, but were unable to find her.
At 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a concerned citizen contacted 9-1-1 after observing a female matching Ryba's description walking down the street. The citizen recognized her via a description posted on the police department's Facebook page.
Patrols were able to find Ryba shortly after and return her home. Ryba was unharmed and received the care she needed.
The Police Department
would like to thank the over 7,600 citizens
that logged in to view the missing person report on Ryba and reiterate
how successful social media has been in solving cases such as these and keeping
the community informed and safe.
As a reminder, anyone who does not have Facebook can also sign up for CODE RED alert(s) through the Police Department website at www.gtpd.org.