Missing woman found on her way to Florida

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Vicksburg woman was found in Georgia nearly four hours after being reported missing Wednesday morning.

Vicksburg police Sgt. Penny Branch said Alice Adams, 76, was found in Macon, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, by Macon police at the city bus terminal, and was believed to be continuing to Lake City, Fla., where she had lived for 20 years before moving to Vicksburg about six months ago.

“She’s fine,” Branch said.

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Adams’ son Ken Adams, who had reported her missing, said after her arrival in Lake City, local sheriff’s deputies took her to a hospital for an evaluation, noting that his mother is a dementia patient.

“She seems to be functioning very normally,” he said. “We’ll determine where she’ll go after they get her stabilized.”

Alice Adams, an independent resident of Heritage House Retirement Center, boarded a bus Wednesday morning at the city’s bus terminal on South Frontage Road, more than a mile from Heritage House on Wisconsin Avenue.