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Authorities search for missing 72-year-old Oceanside woman

Marlynn Arnold
Posted at 9:42 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 17:49:46-05

UPDATE (2:48 p.m.) — Police have safely located Arnold in San Diego and reunited with her family.


OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 72-year-old woman suffering from short-term memory loss who disappeared in Oceanside.

According to Oceanside police, Marlynn Arnold was last seen Monday at around 12:10 p.m. after she dropped her caretaker home.

Police stated: “Arnold was in need of a smog for her vehicle but was told she needed to drive approximately 100 miles before her vehicle would pass. Arnold told her caretaker she planned to get food and drive around. Both Arnold’s sister and caretaker have been unable to contact Arnold since.”

The caretaker said the 72-year-old Arnold experiences short-term memory loss and does not have a cell phone.

According to police, Arnold is known to frequent the city of Carlsbad.

Arnold’s silver, 4-door 2007 Toyota Corolla (California license plate 5XTL360) was last seen traveling northbound on State Street in Carlsbad just after 2 p.m. on Monday, police said.

Anyone with information on Arnold’s whereabouts is urged to call Oceanside police at 760-435-4900.