79-year-old endangered woman missing in Lynchburg found safe

The Lynchburg Police Department is seeking public help in locating a 79-year-old woman believed to be in danger. (The Lynchburg Police Department)

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

The Lynchburg Police Department says Frances Carter has been found safe.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Lynchburg Police Department is seeking public help in locating a 79-year-old woman believed to be in danger.

We’re told Frances Carter, 79, was last seen at her home on Thursday at about 8 p.m.

Authorities say later that same night, her family went to check on her but couldn’t find her.

At about 11 p.m., officers were called to the 1000 block of Floyd Street for a missing person’s report.

According to the department, Carter is considered endangered due to a medical condition affecting her behavior.

Police describe Carter as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 200 pounds and say she was last seen wearing a cream-colored shirt with a dark colored jacket.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Davis at 434-455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

Authorities say this remains an ongoing investigation.


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