SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department told the San Francisco News that Tuyet Vuong, 51, has been found and is safe with her family.
“On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Tuyet Vuong was located in Daly City, California by the Daly City Police Department and was safely returned to her family in good health,” said Public Information Officer Robert Rueca with the San Francisco Police Department.
According to Google maps, Daily City, California is about a 15-minute drive away from Vuong’s home in San Francisco, California.
The San Francisco News asked the police if they suspected that there was foul play involved in Vuong’s disappearance. “We did not suspect foul play,” said Officer Rueca.
The authorities reported in a news release that Vuong was last seen at her home which is located on the 1900 block of Armstrong Avenue on Tuesday, March 30, at about 9:00 a.m.
“Vuong suffers from a medical condition that requires her to take medication. Vuong becomes disoriented when she is without medication,” said the authorities in a news release.
The police reported that Vuong speaks fluid Vietnamese, but “rarely communicates verbally.” Another characteristic of Vuong, the police said, is that she may be seen “with her hands shaking and clenching her jaw.”
The San Francisco News asked the authorities what the police define as an “at-risk adult.” Officer Rueca provided The San Francisco News the following list of criteria the authorities use to determine an “at-risk” person:
- The missing person is under the age of 12. Infants or children in the company of the missing parent do not meet the criteria unless the officer has reason to believe that the safety of the child or the infant is in jeopardy. When parental abduction is suspected, officers shall take a report and notify the District Attorney’s Child Abduction Recovery Unit (CARU) for a follow-up investigation.
- The missing person is over the age of 75.
- Circumstances exist to believe the missing person lacks the cognitive abilities to care for themselves.
- The missing person is not able to care for their safety based on contemporaneous threats of suicide or harm to self.
- The missing person requires immediate medical attention that, if left untreated, would cause a serious risk of death.
- The officer suspects foul play or believes exceptional facts exist.