UPDATE: Police reported at about 4 p.m. that Joyce Caron has been located and is safe.
VERNON — The Vermont State Police is asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman. Joyce Caron, 79, a resident of Sacramento, California, who has been staying with family on Broad Brook Road in Vernon, was reported missing by relatives at about 9:25 p.m. Tuesday. Caron is unfamiliar with the area and experiences dementia, and there are concerns for her welfare. She was reported to have left the home at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday driving a red 2005 Chevrolet Trail Blazer with California handicap license plate 1265WDP. She left in an unknown direction of travel or destination. She may have recently been in the area of Keene, New Hampshire.
Caron is white, 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 190 pounds, with white hair and green eyes. Police in Brattleboro and Keene, New Hampshire, have been assisting the Vermont State Police with this investigation. Anyone with information about Caron's whereabouts or who may have seen her or her vehicle is asked to call their local police department or the Vermont State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600.