Sheriff's office locates missing woman with Alzheimer's disease

Gabi Widad Jubran is familiar with area of Menlo Park near St. Patrick's Seminary and University

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has located a 69-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who was reported missing, the agency said Saturday.

Gabi Widad Jubran, who is about 5 feet 2 inches tall, has blond hair and blue eyes, according to the sheriff's office. An initial alert issued late Saturday morning didn't indicate how long she's been missing or where she was last seen. A follow-up alert issued shortly after noon indicated she was located safe and reunited with her family.

Jubran suffers from Alzheimer's disease, according to the sheriff's office. She is acquainted with an area of Menlo Park that includes Gloria Circle, a street near Middlefield Road nestled between Ringwood Avenue and Seminary Drive. It is within the South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks neighborhood.


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6 people like this
Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

It seems inappropriate to name a person's medical condition in a news report. Especially a specific medical condition. I would hope HIPAA regulations would apply.
Just because the missing person report states it does not mean you should be putting a out there for everyone to see and the potential impacts on the individual and their family. Also there are plenty of folks out there waiting to take advantage of a person with a cognitive disorder.

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