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Police Say Caregiver Lied About How Long Elderly Woman Was Missing

An 88-year-old West Hartford woman who wandered away from her senior housing complex overnight was found about seven hours later,  suffering hypothermia and cuts to her hand and foot.

Police Captain Donald Melanson says a review of the security cameras at the Plant Senior Housing Complex determined that the woman’s care-giver,  59-year-old Salomat Nishnova,  of Brooklyn, New York, lied to police about when she had last seen the victim,  and had waited at least two hours before calling the woman’s family.
He says the 88-year-old woman,  who suffers from dementia,  was wearing a light jacket in the cold overnight temperatures  wen she was found in a  snowbank behind 784 Farmington Avenue at about 9:30 a..m.

State Police issued a Silver Alert for Raisa Shnitman,  who speaks only Russian.

Nishnova is charged with reckless endangerment and interfering with police.

Raisa Shnitman (Courtesy West Hartford Poice)

Raisa Shnitman (Courtesy West Hartford Poice)

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