Missing south Ala. woman found safe 4 days later

Missing south Ala. woman found safe 4 days later
Linda Lavalley St Pierre, 64, was last seen in Cottonwood on Thursday, June 6. Authorities found her late Monday night. (Source: Houston County Sheriff's Office)

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Houston County Sheriff’s Office says a woman who had been missing for four days has been found and is safe.

Linda Lavalley St Pierre, 64, disappeared on June 6. Authorities worried she may have been suffering from a condition that could impair her judgment.

Several K-9 tracking bloodhounds were brought in and investigators conducted a grid search. From the air, a drone unit was used to scan the area.

St. Pierre was found around 10 p.m. Monday in a wooded area north and across the road from her home. Cottonwood Rescue Squad transported the woman to a local hospital for non-emergency treatment.

Sheriff Donald Valenza said the woman told his office she’d been running and hiding from searchers because she was scared and thought she was in trouble.

The State of Alabama’s Silver Alert has since been canceled.

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