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Police search Lawrenceville park for missing woman

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Chang Petersen, 72, was reported missing Monday. Police searched the area of Rock Springs Park in Lawrenceville for the woman.

Special Photo Chang Petersen, 72, was reported missing Monday. Police searched the area of Rock Springs Park in Lawrenceville for the woman.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Law enforcement officers and volunteers searched Rock Springs Park on Monday for a missing elderly woman.

Chang Petersen, 72, was last seen around 1:30 p.m. at the northern Lawrenceville area park.

Police set up a command post there, and were assisted by sheriff's deputies from Gwinnett, as well as Hall County sheriff's office's bloodhound unit, said Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith.

Volunteers from the Georgia State Defense Force helped in the search, which continued Monday evening.

Petersen, an Asian woman, was last seen wearing a brown parka and dark pants. Her family says she suffers from mild dementia, Smith said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.