Police are trying to identify an elderly woman who was abandoned in the Salt Lake International Airport this week.

The woman, who suffers amnesia and is ill, was located Wednesday after police dispatchers received a call.The female caller told the dispatchers she had just abandoned the lady and was leaving.

Police believe the same anonymous woman called the police department on Tuesday. The woman said she was calling from a "couple of states away" and that she would bring the woman to Salt Lake on Wednesday.

"The abandoned (woman) did not know anything at all about herself," wrote Detective Celeste Bernards in her report.

Bernards took the woman to University Hospital, where she is being held for 72 hours while detectives try to establish her identity.