IRVERNESS, Fla. - A Florida woman with dementia, who was missing for hours, was found within five minutes of a K-9 being dispatched all because she saved her scent.
Deputy Justin Williams and a K-9 named Ally tracked down the missing, endangered elderly woman Tuesday using a scent preservation kit she made two years ago.
- Disabled woman sues 40 businesses for discrimination in 6 months
- Coca-Cola replacing Coke Zero with a new soft drink
- What we've learned about 4 women involved in deadly Bethel Park crash
- VIDEO: Active search for man accused of shooting teenage girl
The kits require people to swab under their arms with a sterile pad and seal it inside a container. If the person ever goes missing, the unique smell captured can easily be tracked by a K-9.
“The woman was returned home safely and K9 Ally was rewarded with a special treat, a tasty vanilla ice cream cone,” the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
© 2019 Cox Media Group.