Missing woman found safe after house destroyed in Jones County fire
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A woman reported missing after a fire destroyed her home in Jones County has been found and is safe.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday afternoon that 72-year-old Sandra “Sandy” Buckingham had been found in a wooded area near an abandoned on Boleware Road in the Johnson community.
Buckingham had been the focus of an urgent search when officials could not locate her after a fire destroyed her mobile home Wednesday at another site on Boleware Road.
Firefighters with Johnson Fire & Rescue found no human remains when searching the destroyed home.
JCSD said passerby Mary Ann Carr discovered the partially-obscured Buckingham along a woodline, near the abandoned house at 80 Boleware Road.
JCSD Sgt. Lance Williams and Deputy Bryn Jones were searching the structure when Buckingham was found and quickly came to her aid.
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