MISSING: Police Searching for Senior in Burlington


An elderly woman is missing Burlington and Halton police are asking the public to help find her on Thursday afternoon.

The woman - who suffers from dementia - walked out of a west-end seniors’ home at 2:30 p.m. and isn't dressed for the weather, say police at 3:45 p.m.

Officers are currently in Aldershot where a search for Margaret McCormick, 78, is underway. 

She's described as white, standing 5-foot-2, with a very thin build and blonde/silver shoulder-length hair.

She’s wearing a hat with a large green stripe around it, a blue sweater, blue jeans, red mittens, and boots.

McCormick was carrying a white garbage bag.

An extreme cold warning is in effect for the region. Tonight will feel like -36 C with the wind chill.

Police are asking residents to check their properties.

Anyone with information is asked to call 905-825-4747.

UPDATE: McCormick was found safe and taken to the hospital, Halton police reported just after 7 p.m. She was spotted in a wooded area - south of Hwy. 403 and east of Hwy. 6 - by CN Rail staff, who notified police around 6:45 p.m. McCormick was conscious and she’s being treated for hypothermia, say police.

Photo: Halton Regional Police handout

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