Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Assistance Requested In Locating Woman.(Metropolitan)

AROUND ABQ

IN BRIEF

The brother-in-law of a missing 43-year-old mentally disabled woman is asking the public for help finding her.

Juanita Maldonado disappeared Tuesday while shopping with her mother at Smith's grocery store, 6125 Fourth NW, Eric Baca said.

Baca said Maldonado is deaf and mute, though she can speak in sign language or by writing. She takes medication twice a day for a mental illness, he said.

"She's probably hiding scared right now without that medication," Baca said.

He said Maldonado wandered from her North Valley home six months ago and was found three days later hiding in a neighbor's garage. …

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