Missing 79-year-old located, returned safely to family - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Missing 79-year-old located, returned safely to family


A woman visiting the Mid-South was found safe after going missing for approximately 12 hours.

Memphis Police Department issued a city watch for 79-year-old Wenesh Adan of Burnsville, Minnesota, on Monday. Tuesday morning she was found safe.

Investigators found Adan's purse Tuesday morning near Front Street and Saffarans Avenue. MPD then called in K-9 officers, a TACT Unit, mounted patrol officers, and air patrol to search for Adan.

The TACT unit found her in a wooded area.

Paramedics evaluated her health and determined she was no worse for the wear. 

Adan is now with her family.

"Today was a good day. You know many times like this you have a negative ending. But today, due to the hard word of our officers we were able to return a woman back to her family," MPD Public Information Officer Louis Brownlee said.

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