Suburban woman, 84, found after being missing since Sunday

An 84-year-old woman who was reported missing from Markham since Sunday has been found.

Olga A. Gutierrez was last seen May 15 in the 3600 block of Arthur Terrace around 9 p.m. She mysteriously disappeared.

Family said Gutierrez has dementia and limited mobility. After several days of searching, they feared the worst and made a public appeal for help.


Early Tuesday morning, a family member told FOX 32 News, the woman was found alive. A law enforcement source confirmed the discovery.

Neighbors said a house under investigation on Blackstone Avenue has been vacant since January. 

At about 5 a.m., Amy Hill heard the sounds of someone breaking in next door. She looked out and saw police squad cars and heard a voice calling for blankets. Then she saw an ambulance pull away. 

Hill said she has been working in her yard all week and had not seen any activity in the house until this morning.

Markham police plan to disclose more at an afternoon news conference.

"Oh my gosh, I can't stop pacing" Stephanie Rodriguez said. "I am so happy. My sister is always smiling. She was a nurse, lived in Oak Forest, she is my role model. She is a classy lady. I am glad she is not scared now [that she is found]. The police did an excellent job helping us find my sister."