Missing 76-year-old woman located at Syracuseâ??s Regional Transportation Center

Roberta VanSkoik

Shortly after issuing an alert for a missing 76-year-old woman from Syracuse, police located her at the Regional Transportation Center on Park Street.

Syracuse Police say Roberta VanSkoik was last seen Sunday, August 25 around 10 p.m. She has the beginning stages of Alzheimerâ??s disease.

Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, VanSkoik called her son and said she was going to walk over to his house on Hier Avenue. He told police that she didn't show up.

A neighbor told police that VanSkoik showed up on Hier Avenue, but no one answered the door. The neighbor said VanSkoik sat with him and his wife for a short time. Around 8 p.m. the neighbor gave her a ride to Vinette Towers on Pond Street where VanSkoik told him she lived.

The neighbor told police he drove her to Vinette Towers, saw her enter the building, then left.

Police say the desk attendant at Vinette Towers said VanSkoik came in around 9 p.m. and wanted to be let into her apartment. The attendant told her she did not live there and she left.

The attendant said VanSkoik came back around 10 p.m. and again wanted to be let into her apartment. Police say the attendant said he told VanSkoik that she does not live there and she left again, walking down Pond Street towards Grant Boulevard.

VanSkoik was found by officers after someone called 911 to report that she was at the Regional Transportation Center.

Police say she is being evaluated by medical staff but appears to be in good condition.