FREMONT (CBS SF) — An elderly patient who walked away from a hospital in Fremont early Monday morning has been found safe, police said

Fremont police said 88-year-old Lupe Lopez walked out of Kaiser Permanente’s Fremont Medical Center on Paseo Padre Parkway at 4:13 a.m.

Police requested the public’s help in finding her, saying she needed medical care and was only able to communicate with pen and paper.

(Fremont Police Dept.)

Just after 11 a.m., police alerted that Lopez had been found in Fremont. No other information about her condition or the circumstances surrounding her disappearance was immediately available.