A Valencia woman who went missing and sparked a search by local sheriff’s deputies has been found.
Marcia Ann Whitcomb, 77, walked away from her home on the 23000 block of Decoro Drive about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s station wrote in a news release issued Wednesday.
In an update issued Wednesday morning, Whitcomb was found nearly 12 hours later about 9 a.m. Wednesday uninjured and in good condition.
“The residential dwelling was within the same (Valencia) neighborhood where she lived,” Miller said. “She apparently went inside and fell asleep.”
A notice sent out to the public in the effort to find the woman said Whitcomb “suffers from severe Alzheimer’s disease. Ms. Whitcomb is unable to care for herself.”
Her family was very concerned and had asked for the public’s assistance in locating her.
“We are happy to inform you that missing person 77-year-old Marcia Ann Whitcomb was located at approximately 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning,” Miller wrote in a news release issued Wednesday.
Miller issued a special note to the public for their help.
“Thank you for your shares in helping spread the word of the missing woman in hopes of helping us locate her,” she wrote.
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