CHICAGO (UPI) -- Psychics helped family members find an elderly man
missing for 10 days and assisted police searching for a woman found dead
who disappeared from a suburban nursing home eight days ago.
Harvey Shure, 76, was found wandering around an industrial area in
Evanston, north of Chicago, by his son Saturday following the
premonition of a psychic.
Shure, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, apparently just walked
away from his west Rogers Park home Sept. 9, family members said.
He was found huddled behind the Shure Brothers Co., which
manufacturers electronics components, and was hospitalized in fair
condition suffering from dehydration, police said. Shure had no
affiliation with the company.
On Friday, Evergreen Park psychic and astrologer Jacki Mari led
police to the badly decomposed body of Vivian Budlane. The 76-year-old
woman had been missing from the Holy Family Villa nursing home in south
suburban Lemont since Sept. 10.
Cook County sheriff's police found Budlane's body in a densely wooded
area less than a half from the nursing home. The 240-acre grounds had
been combed by police, bloodhounds, volunteers, divers and helicopters
for more than a week.
Mari said she picked up a sweater and purse in Budlane's room and had
a strong feeling about burned wood and an abandoned shack.
``I didn't believe she ever left these premises. I said I had to find
a curved road,'' Mari said.
She and a sheriff's department Lt. Peter Staley later found Budlane's
fully, clothed body in a wooded area about 800 feet from the home.
``He was driving down the road by the tree line. I said stop the car,
we're right there,'' Mari said. ``We looked to the right and I thought
the detective was going to pass out. Right there we saw the ruins...of a
burned out building, with the burned wood still there.''
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office scheduled an autopsy
Saturday to determine the cause of death.
Staley refused to give Mari full credit for the discovery.
``The psychic didn't pinpoint...an exact location (of the body),''
He said a massive foot search of the area where the body was found
was planned as investigators followed up every lead. The discovery was
``a combination of things,'' he said.
Budlane suffered from Parkinson's disease, was on medication and had
Cook County Forest Preserve District police and county sheriff's
police dragged a shallow pond in the woods Sept. 13 for the missing
woman, who was last seen at a piano concert at the nursing home.