Jacksonville woman missing for 2nd time found safe

Michelle Cropper spotted by 'alert citizen,' JSO says


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 52-year-old woman with dementia who was reported missing for the second time in a month was found safe after a tip was called in, police said.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Michelle Cropper walked out of UF Health hospital downtown. In addition to dementia, the Sheriff's Office said Cropper has a history of mental illness and requires 24-hour care.

A JSO tweet said an alert citizen called in after seeing Cropper near Soutel and Moncrief, and she was found safe by police.

"We appreciate how the entire community is looking," the tweet said.

Cropper previously disappeared May 7 after she walked out of her home on the Westside. A day later, Officer Melissa Bujeda found Cropper walking in the Riverside area. She posted to Twitter:

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