Police: Missing Fitchburg nun with dementia found on Bourne Bridge

FITCHBURG, MA (WHDH) - A missing nun with dementia was found safe Friday afternoon after she was reported missing Thursday night from her home in Fitchburg.

Police said Sister Loretta Ciccarelli, 79, disappeared at around 9 p.m. from her Prospect Street home, where she lived with other nuns. Police said she had driven off in a Toyota SUV.

Ciccarelli was found “alive and well” on the Bourne Bridge at the entrance to Cape Cod, according to police. Bourne Police found her and said that her SUV had ran out of gas.

Crews took Ciccarelli to the hospital for treatment and evaluation. Ciccarelli’s niece said she is glad that her aunt has been found.

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