MISSING WOMAN FOUND AFTER SHORT MORNING SEARCH
It took 6 days, but missing person Myra Sheek has been located and is receiving treatment.
"She was prone and laying down,” said Deputy Roy Reynolds. “She was very cold, but she was communicating with us though."
She was found in a forest-area in Cutten near Eggert Road. Deputy Reynolds said she was first reported missing from Aguilar Manor, an assisted living facility on Friday.
"It was originally reported that she does do walks around the area," Deputy Reynolds said.
Owner Stiivi Aguilar said he waved down a deputy on Friday, hoping to get help.
"That time we were trying to find her,” Aguilar said. “The Sheriff Deputy was in the area."
Aguilar told sheriff deputies that he was concerned because she had medical issues, and it wasn’t like her to just leave.
"Taking walk, yeah is normal,” Aguilar said. “But leaving without letting us know— she would normally say ‘I'm just going to take a walk.’"
Aguilar said they continued searching the next couple days but still nothing. That’s when sheriff’s deputies came in.
“They said she still hadn't returned home so it kind of raised some red flags," Deputy Reynolds said.
The sheriff’s search and rescue volunteers planned to execute the search today.
"Figuring that by the time we had it yesterday, it was late, dark and in the wooden areas it's hard to see," Deputy Reynolds said.
At about 9 a.m. this morning, five volunteers and two trained deputies began looking— 40 minutes later Sheek was found. Sheek was then transported to the hospital for treatment.
"It’s a big relief off our shoulders,” Aguilar said. “We've been worrying. Every night we would pray that she was ok out there."