Franklin County woman with Alzheimer’s found safe

She was originally reported missing on Tuesday

Veronica Neil Jones, 55 years old with Alzheimer's, missing from Franklin County (Credit: Franklin County Sheriff's Office) (WSLS)

ROCKY MOUNT, Va.UPDATE

Authorities said that Veronica Jones has been found safe on Wednesday afternoon.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help to find a missing woman with Alzheimer’s.

55-year-old Veronica Jones was last seen around 4:30 p.m. walking in the 3000 block of Colonial Turnpike in Rocky Mount wearing jeans and a blue coat, authorities said. We’re told she was also carrying a yellow backpack.

The Sheriff’s Office said Jones is 5′9″ and around 200 pounds.

Virginia State Police said she has an identification band on her wrist from a recent hospital visit, and her disappearance poses a credible threat to her health and safety.

If you have information on her whereabouts, please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 540-483-3000.


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