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Crete woman with dementia found unharmed

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Marija Niksich

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Updated: November 19, 2012 6:58PM



A 75-year-old Crete woman who suffers from dementia and who had been missing for more than a week was found unharmed Monday, according to Will County sheriff’s police.

She was located in Sauk Village, and initial reports indicate she was to be reunited with family members Monday evening, police said. Details of her whereabouts and how she was located were not immediately available, police said.

Marija E. Niksich, who also has used the name Marija Dosen, last had been seen by her daughter about 6 a.m. Nov. 8 at their residence in the 24200 block of South Walden Lane, police said. A Chicago pastor said Niksich was seen Thursday at a Walgreens and a McDonald’s near 92nd Street and Commercial Avenue in Chicago.

Niksich’s daughter searched for her mother on her own before notifying police Sunday morning, police said. Niksich had been known to walk from her home to businesses on Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue in Sauk Village, police said.

Before she went missing, she was overheard saying she wanted to be with fellow Croations at 96th Street and Commercial Avenue in Chicago, police said. She has ties to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2864 E. 96th St., police said.

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