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Australia Mystery as frail elderly woman is rescued from the side of the road

11:07  22 september  2020
11:07  22 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Mystery as frail , elderly woman is rescued from the side of the road in a rural town The woman was very frail , unable to speak and needed medical treatment Police don't think there was criminality or abuse but want to find her family The woman , believed to be in her 80s or 90s, was picked up by a driver on Brandenburg Road

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The identity of a frail, elderly woman found by the side of the road on Queensland's Sunshine Coast remains a mystery and police are urging any relatives to contact them.

The woman, believed to be in her 80s or 90s, was picked up by a driver on Brandenburg Road in Mooloolah Valley on September 8 and dropped outside Nambour Hospital.

Police Inspector Matt Robertson says the woman was in a vulnerable situation and 'very frail', requiring medical treatment.

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a person lying on a bed: The identity of a frail, elderly woman (pictured) found by the side of the road on Queensland's Sunshine Coast remains a mystery © Provided by Daily Mail The identity of a frail, elderly woman (pictured) found by the side of the road on Queensland's Sunshine Coast remains a mystery CCTV showed the man who took the woman to the hospital after finding her on the road © Provided by Daily Mail CCTV showed the man who took the woman to the hospital after finding her on the road

The man who found the woman took her to hospital and told staff he didn't know her and had no reason to think he was doing anything except helping her.

'He came in, he stated exactly what occurred and at this stage the evidence suggests what he said occurred,' Inspector Robertson said, according to the ABC.

'He does believe he might have seen her in the area before.'

They do think there may be a story to tell however and the missing piece was a 'puzzle'.

a close up of a person: Pictured: The woman when she was first found and taken to hospital to be cared for. She couldn't verbally communicate at the time © Provided by Daily Mail Pictured: The woman when she was first found and taken to hospital to be cared for. She couldn't verbally communicate at the time

However, he says police are not investigating any criminality or elderly abuse and just want to find her family.

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Police have released an image of her ring in the hopes it might help someone identity her.

'Our primary investigation is just to locate who this lady is to reunite her with her family,' Inspector Robertson.

Police have been unable to ask the woman who she is because she has been suffering a 'challenging health situation', although she is improving after being transferred to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Inspector Robertson said she was now able to communicate verbally and have conversations with people.

Police have released an image of her ring in the hopes it might help someone identity her © Provided by Daily Mail Police have released an image of her ring in the hopes it might help someone identity her

'It's not something where we've been able to go charging in very quickly with and we're taking it one step at a time and exploring those avenues as she's capable,' he said.

Officers have put out a call for public assistance after trying many lines of inquiry, hoping it will help solve the mystery.

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Police are unable to DNA test people without their permission, so they're hoping someone can identify the woman.

'That's going to be our quickest line of inquiry without bureaucracy, sending off inquiries that could take days to get back,' Inspector Robertson said.

'It only takes one person, who knows a person, to make one phone call and we can identify the lady.'

He said the woman's situation was unique, agreeing that it was almost like a reverse missing person's case.

'We have the located person, we're just trying to find the family,' he said.

a car parked on the side of a building: The woman, believed to be in her 80s or 90s, was picked up by a driver on Brandenburg Road in Mooloolah Valley on September 8 and dropped outside Nambour Hospital (pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail The woman, believed to be in her 80s or 90s, was picked up by a driver on Brandenburg Road in Mooloolah Valley on September 8 and dropped outside Nambour Hospital (pictured) Read more

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