WCSO with help from citizens locate missing person safe

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

On August 22 the Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) was alerted that a 62-year-old woman was missing from the Point-O-Woods subdivision.

Authorities were informed that the woman suffered from memory loss and had unintentionally left her non-residential location.

Authorities responded immediately with 2 bloodhounds, a be on the lookout alert, drone and helicopter support in the search.

After 6 hours of intensive search a citizen checking home security footage found her in the High Knob area.

The search was immediately redirected and 13 hours into the effort another citizen found her in his backyard.

A deputy was dispatched immediately and confirmed her identity, and she was taken to the hospital for assessment.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the support of all the citizens, the volunteers and organizations whose help proved invaluable in the search effort.

A link to the press release and additional information is available here.

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