A positive outcome Sunday for a family and a community who have been searching for days for a missing 73-year-old Brampton woman.
For the last three days, family, friends and volunteers were searching for Carole Berry, who was last seen driving a 2017 grey Subaru Outback around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday in the area of Highway 10 and Elgin Drive.
Then, just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, Susan Berry got a phone call saying her mother had been admitted to Georgetown Hospital.
Berry said the phone call was the best news of her life.
“I was starting to prepare myself for the worst news, but somewhere down inside I knew my mom would still be alive,” she told CityNews.
Susan Berry says her mother left the apartment with the idea to do some grocery shopping. But when she got to the store in Georgetown, it was closed. She says her mother fell and hurt her knee and wasn’t able to get back into the car.
While police have not yet been able to confirm if Berry spent the next few days and nights outside, Susan believes that to be the case because gas consumption in the car was minimal and there were no transactions on her mother’s bank card during the time she was missing.
Braeden Murray was the one who finally discovered Berry on Sunday as he was walking through the parking lot of the Mold-Masters SportsPlex Park while on a break from working at the nearby Food Basics.
“There was another car here, it seemed like she was getting out and fell down. That’s what I thought, she just fell down.”
He then called for an ambulance who took the elderly woman to the nearby hospital.
Susan says her mother was weak and dehydrated but overall in good condition, given the ordeal she had been through.
Berry’s family is calling Murray a hero but the 20-year-old says he did what anyone else would have done.
“It’s Georgetown, it’s Canada,” said Murray. “We would have all done the same thing.”