Breaking News Bar
posted: 6/7/2013 10:57 AM

Sheriff's police: Missing woman found

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald report

A 68-year-old mentally ill woman who had been missing since May 9 has been found, a Cook County Sheriff's Police news release said Friday. Marcella Somerville, originally of South Carolina, was in Maine Township to visit her Glenview-based sister. Police said Somerville, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, fled the house when told she eventually would need to return to South Carolina. She left with $300 but without a vehicle or a cellphone. After following various leads, police found Somerville Thursday afternoon near a bus terminal at Higgins Road and Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. She was in good health and on her way to Golf Mill Shopping Center where she planned to buy clothes and find a hotel room, police said. Somerville was reunited with two of her sisters and is receiving medication for her condition, police said.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.