Search underway for missing woman with dementia

Police say search efforts are underway in Hopatcong for a missing woman with dementia.



Dian Backman, 66, was last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday when she left her home in a red Honda CRV with license plate HV7285.



She is described as about 5 feet 7 inches tall and was wearing blue pants, a white blouse with blue flowers and a white button-down sweater. She also wore multiple necklaces.



Officials say she may be wearing a leg brace and walking with a limp.



Backman could be headed to former residences or familiar places, including addresses in Morris Plains, Flanders and Landing.



Anyone with information is urged to call Hopatcong police at 973-398-5000.


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