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Missing Shreveport woman found safe

94-year-old had been reported as last seen at Eye Institute by Willis-Knighton North
MISSING: Gennie V. Smith, 94, of Shreveport, stands 5′3″ tall and weighs 140 pounds. She last...
MISSING: Gennie V. Smith, 94, of Shreveport, stands 5′3″ tall and weighs 140 pounds. She last was seen wearing a light blue pantsuit with a red tank top underneath. Smith also had on a silver hat and was driving a maroon Jeep Patriot.(Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Published: Jun. 9, 2021 at 5:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 5:49 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — An elderly Shreveport woman was found safe within minutes of police making an urgent plea for help finding her.

Gennie V. Smith, 94, stands 5′3″ tall and weighs 140 pounds, authorities say.

She last was seen at the Eye Institute by Willis-Knighton North on Greenwood Road, according to Shreveport police.

Smith was wearing a light blue pantsuit with a red tank top underneath and had on a silver hat.

She was driving a maroon Jeep Patriot.

“Gennie’s family is deeply concerned about her whereabouts,” said police Sgt. Angie Willhite, who added that authorities also are working on issuing a Silver Alert about Smith’s disappearance.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about Smith to immediately call police at (318) 673-7300 or (318) 673-7020.

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