An elderly woman who disappeared from San Francisco International Airport Friday morning after arriving on a flight from Mexico was found Sunday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Margarita Lopez-Ramos, an 89 year old woman who suffers dementia and is hard of hearing, was reported missing around 9:30 a.m. Friday after her family failed to locate her at SFO, despite the fact that airport staff saw her come through customs, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said.
After spending that day and the next searching for her, Lopez-Ramos showed up at San Francisco General Hospital around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Sheriff's office.
Despite an initial language barrier -- Lopez-Ramos only speaks Spanish -- hospital staff were able to identify her and notify the authorities.
As of 10:30 a.m., her family was reportedly on way to pick her up from the hospital.
Lopez-Ramos currently lives in Redwood City but has family in San Francisco and elsewhere in the Bay Area.
She frequently makes trips to Mexico City, according to authorities, but it was unclear why she was on a flight alone Friday.
The Sheriff's office said it was unclear Sunday morning how Lopez-Ramos made her way to the hospital.
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