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75-year-old woman with dementia found safely, senior alert canceled

Carol Deaton and a Toyota Sienna similar to the vehicle authorities believe she is driving
Carol Deaton and a Toyota Sienna similar to the vehicle authorities believe she is driving (Carroll County Sheriff's Office)

CARROLL COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Per the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Deaton has been safely located. The Senior Alert is canceled.

UPDATE

Virginia State Police issued a senior alert for a missing Carroll County woman Friday night.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says Carol Deaton, who authorities believe is possibly headed to Atlanta, Georgia, left her cell phone and purse behind before leaving.

Authorities say she has dementia and believes her disappearance poses a threat to her health and safety.

She has ties in Carroll County as well as in Georgia, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police are asking for your help in finding a missing elderly woman.

Carol Chandler Deaton was last seen Friday at about 2:30 p.m. and authorities believe she is driving a 2011 white Toyota Sienna with Virginia registration 8495PZ, according to the Sheriff’s Office. They believe she is possibly headed to Atlanta, Georgia.

Authorities say she was wearing a sweater vest and describe her as 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.

Deaton suffers from cognitive impairment and her disappearance poses a threat to her health and safety, according to authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to call 276-728-4146.


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