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Missing Conifer woman found in Fairplay

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By The Staff

A Conifer woman who was reported missing at midmorning on Dec. 3 was found Thursday night in Fairplay.

Laurette Doerr, 86, left her home in Conifer on Dec. 3 to visit her daughter in Denver and never arrived. Shortly before she was found a senior Amber Alert was released—the first time the state has done that.

According to Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener, a truck driver who had seen the Amber Alert was traveling on U.S. 285 and spotted Doerr’s blue 2000 Subaru Impreza. The truck driver notified the Fairplay Police Department.

Shortly after, a sheriff’s deputy pulled Doerr over on southbound U.S. 285 near Redhill Pass at 9:37 p.m. Doerr appeared to be all right but was disoriented.

Doerr was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago, but wasn’t taking any medications that would impair her thinking, said Jim Shires, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

She had been known to get tired while driving and take naps, but it is not clear that happened in this case.

An ambulance took Doerr to Summit County Medical Center for evaluation.