“Me,” was the only word Flora Stevens managed to muster, in a voice as soft as a whisper.
The 78-year-old woman from New York had just been shown a faded black-and-white photo by detectives.
And despite her struggle with dementia, Stevens immediately recognised the person in the photo: It was her.
And in doing so, from her chair at an assisted-care facility in Boston, she had just unwittingly solved her own missing persons case after she vanished 42 years ago.
According to the Associated Press, she had been a $225 per hour chambermaid at one of the most luxury hotels in upstate New York when she suddenly disappeared in 1975.