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Elderly Irvine woman found safe in Tijuana

Rosalie Delite Smith from Irvine was found safe in Tijuana, Mexico Tuesday.

September 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An elderly woman from Irvine, missing more than 24 hours, was found safe in Tijuana, Mexico Tuesday.Rosalie Delite Smith's family called police and told them that Smith had entered a Tijuana clinic on her own, along with her pet poodle.

The 84-year-old, whose family said is easily disoriented, went to a doctor's appointment Monday morning but did not come home.

At about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Smith called her sister and said she was lost in the Newport Beach area, but was on her way home. She never showed up.

The family went to Mexico to pick her up.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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