On May 1, 2016 at approx. 5:40 p.m. Troop L-Litchfield and the Woodbury Resident Trooper’s Office were notified of a missing 89 year old Woodbury woman. The woman, suffering from Alzheimer’s, was last seen at approximately 5:00 p.m. at her Woodbury residence.
Upon arrival troopers, and officers from the Woodbury Resident Trooper’s Office searched the residence and immediate area, but were unable to locate her. A State Police K9 team (German shepherd) also responded and assisted with the search.
The state police helicopter, Trooper One, was requested, but was unable to fly due to the inclement weather.
Members of the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene and assisted in the search. Fire department members planned to deploy a boat to check a pond located in the immediate area. Woodbury residents were alerted of the missing woman via the towns reverse 911 system.
At approximately 7:50 p.m. a state police bloodhound responded to the scene to further assist with the search. TFC Kerry Halligan and her K9 partner Texas, a nearly 2 year old Bloodhound, initiated a search for the 89 year old woman.
After approximately 40 minutes of searching, K9 Texas located the missing woman approximately ¼ mile from her residence, in thick brush. The missing woman was disoriented and appeared to be suffering from hypothermia. The missing woman was transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital for evaluation by the Woodbury Volunteer Ambulance.