Missing Elderly Woman Found In Baldwin Twp.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An 82-year old Jefferson Hills woman, missing for the past day and a half, was found by police after she was seen driving erratically on Route 88 in Castle Shannon.

Verna Hreha had been reported missing Tuesday afternoon when she was at a Bethel Park business and appeared confused.

Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hreha’s car was stopped by Swissvale Police when she ran a red light. The officer said she appeared to be lost and asked for directions, so he helped her get to the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.

The officer said he called in her name, date of birth, and the license plate number of the missing Hyundai Elantra but a 911 dispatcher never said she or the car were being sought.

Swissvale Police Chief Gregory Geppert told KDKA-TV News that a fax on the missing woman came into the police station 40 minutes before his officer stopped Hreha but the BOLO never came over the police radio.

Geppert said his men stay on the road overnight and don’t return to the station unless they have to file a report or their shift is over.

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  • A.Bunker

    Route 88 doesn’t enter Baldwin Twsp.

  • C Topper

    There is a hero in this story that no one has heard about. The woman was actually directed to the parking lot by a man who saw her driving erratically, called 911 and followed her for four miles while on the phone with them while she had numerous near misses with other cars. When she stopped at a light he got out and asked her to pull into a parking lot so he could help her. It was then that the police came and took care of the situation.

  • Emma Kruczek

    you never here about those hero do you

  • Donna Shivers

    Thank you Andy Booth for spotting and saving my Aunt Verna. We are deeply grateful for your help. You are truly a hero.

    Thanks for everything!

    God Bless!

  • Andy Booth

    You’re welcome Donna. I’m very happy that your Aunt is OK and back with her loved ones. Have a wonderful holiday!

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