Missing Altavista woman found safe

May Bowyer Drake, 75 (Altavista Police Department)


The Altavista Police Department says a 75-year-old woman who was reported missing has been found safe.

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Authorities told 10 News that at this time, May Bowyer Drake is being checked by EMS.


A 75-year-old woman with dementia has been reported missing out of Altavista.

The Altavista Police Department told 10 News that May Bowyer Drake was last seen Tuesday at about 10:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Broad St.

Authorities say the woman is 5 feet, 8 inches tall with blue eyes and grey hair.

At this time, there will be a heavy police presence in the area as units continue to search for her.

Anyone with information on Drake is asked to call 911.

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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.

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