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Woman reported missing from Jacksonville hospital found in St. Augustine

A mobile command center was set up to search for a missing woman in Jacksonville.
A mobile command center was set up to search for a missing woman in Jacksonville. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 58-year-old woman who walked away from a medical facility near Beach and University boulevards in Jacksonville on Monday and became the subject of a multi-agency search was found Tuesday in St. Augustine.

A spokesperson for the St. Augustine Police Department said the woman was found in the area of Anderson Street and was taken by Fire Rescue to Flagler Health to be evaluated. She was found when authorities were called because of a medical emergency.

The SAPD spokesperson said the woman is originally from St. Augustine and now lives in Jacksonville. It’s unclear how she got to St. Augustine from Jacksonville.

A release from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the woman was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the hospital, but that the hospital didn’t report her missing until 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.

A large command center with multiple JFRD units, the Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Task Force of Urban Search and Rescue was set up in the parking lot of a shopping center near Beach and University boulevards. Investigators used drones, K-9 teams and officers on bicycles in the search.

The Sheriff’s Office said there was a heightened concern for the woman’s safety because she has chronic medical issues, requiring constant oxygen and medical care.

News4Jax has removed her name and image from this story because she is no longer in danger.


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