Missing elderly woman found safe in Georgia

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.: First Coast News spoke with Susan Boxx’s son who is currently at her bedside at an Americus, Georgia hospital.

While he is glad that she was not home at the time of the burglary, he is glad the alarm went off, so he could check on Boxx sooner than he initially intended.

He was unable to be interviewed on camera as his mother is currently undergoing procedures.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m.: The missing elderly woman has been found alive and well in Georgia, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

A Georgia State Trooper found 78-year-old Susan Boxx on the side on the road in Americus, Georgia Thursday morning after she had run out of gas. Boxx left for Georgia Wednesday morning and went through rural areas along the I-75 corridor, according to JSO.

“She had no reason to be in Georgia. She wasn’t planning a trip to Georgia,” said Tom Hackney with JSO.

Police believed Boxx was a possible abduction victim after her son found her home burglarized and discovered she was missing.

Police say Boxx displayed no signs of dementia prior to this but she found herself in her car, lost in Georgia. She forgot her cell phone, which added to the sinister nature of the case.

“It should serve as a reminder to those of who may have aging parents to use caution and be aware of some of those issues that may come from forgetfulness and being behind the wheel,” Hackney said.

There was then a separate, unrelated burglary at her home Wednesday night after she had already left. Her TV was take, according to JSO.

Police say Boxx is alive and well and her son is heading to Georgia to meet her.

credit: firstcoastnews.com


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