Fort Worth woman, missing since Christmas, found

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FORT WORTH _ A 67-year-old woman missing since Christmas night when she was seen walking barefoot around a neighborhood has been located, police said Thursday.

Linda Kay Cantlay was in good condition, but police did not release any other details.

A second woman reported missing in Tarrant County last week has not been found.

In the Fort Worth case, Cantlay was last seen about 10 p.m. Christmas night in the 2200 block of Ridgmar Boulevard, police said. She was disoriented and confused, police cautioned.

In the other case, Maria Arrocha, 77, was last seen by family members about 9 a.m. Dec. 18 at her home in the 1800 block of Arbor Lane in Arlington.

"We received tips over the holiday and I believe received a couple after," Tiara Ellis Richard, an Arlington spokeswoman, said Thursday, in an email. "So far, none of those tips have led to finding Ms. Arrocha. We are still pursuing each lead that comes in and talking to the family regularly for updates."

Her family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

Officials have said that Arrocha shows signs of having Alzheimer's disease and has a history of becoming easily confused.

She is described as a Hispanic female with black and gray hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-foot-5 and weighs about 180 pounds.

Arrocha was wearing a black long-sleeve sweater and tan pants when she was last seen, according to reports.

Richard said that anyone who might have given Arrocha a ride, perhaps not realizing her confusion or that she was in distress, is urged to call 911 or the Arlington Police Department's non-emergency dispatch line at 817-459-5600.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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