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Wilton K-9 Enzo Helps Find Missing Woman

Wilton Police K-9 Enzo with his handler, Officer Steven Rangel.
Wilton Police K-9 Enzo with his handler, Officer Steven Rangel. Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

WILTON, Conn.  – Wilton’s K-9 officer Enzo was already helpful his second day on the job, helping Wilton Police locate a 94-year-old woman who went missing on Monday.

Police said Enzo and his handler Officer Steven Rangel found the missing woman who was reported missing about 5:37 p.m. Monday by the woman’s daughter.

The daughter told police that her mother was last seen  about 2:30 p.m. in Norwalk and should have been home sooner. The woman’s car was not at their home.

A Silver Alert was issued and Enzo and Rangel responded to the woman’s home. About 8:03 p.m., an East Meadow Road woman told police that there was a suspicious car on her property. The vehicle belonged to the missing woman.

With evening temperatures in the low 30s, Rangel and Enzo arrived and started tracking her. The woman was found in a rear yard. Police said the missing woman had become disoriented and was out in the cold for some time. The woman was taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment, police said.

Enzo and Rangel recently completed a 9-week training program taught by nationally accredited police officers who are certified by the Connecticut Municipal Police Academy.

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