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Missing woman found in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -  This is a news release from Jones County Fire Council.


A 25-year old woman was found Wednesday night in good condition after she went missing around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, November 5.

The woman had just returned to her parent's house in Soso after recently being treated for a mental disorder.  The parents notified the Jones County Sheriff Department when she left the house, headed into the woods, and did not return. 

At 6:34 p.m., after finding an article of clothing near the woods behind the parent's house, the Sheriff's Department requested the assistance of the Jones County Search and Rescue (SAR) team and K-9 unit.

The K-9 unit and SAR team A entered the woods shortly before 8 p.m.  K-9, Oso, immediately found the scent, and began trailing.

Thirty minutes later, the Jones County 911 Emergency Operation Center received a call from a resident near the area reporting that a woman had appeared at their home, and she didn't know who she was or where she was. 

The Jones County Sheriff's deputies and EMServ ambulance service emergency medical team went to the resident and found the subject to be the 25-year old missing woman. 

It is believed that the confused woman exited the woods when the search team got close to her.

“We like these type of endings,” exclaimed Jones County SAR Team Coordinator Lee Garick.  “This lady was in serious trouble, and we're glad things turned out the way they did.  Now she can get the help she needs.”

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