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UPDATE: Missing Columbus woman found alive

The alert was for Alice Ruth Lenoir.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 9:41 AM
Updated: Jan. 20, 2018 8:18 AM

3:30 p.m.

According to Montgomery County Sheriff Bubba Nix, Alice Ruth Lenoir was found alive Friday afternoon near her car in a ditch in Winona. 

Police say she is waiting for her family to pick her up and return her to Columbus. 

Nix says a passerby saw her in a cornfield crawling around near Foltz Road and Highway 51 South.

Original story

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 86-year-old woman from Columbus.

The alert is for Alice Ruth Lenoir. She is described as a black woman, 5’9” in height, weighing 195 pounds with white hair and brown eyes.

MBI says she was last seen Thursday sometime near 2 p.m. in the 2000 block of 13th Avenue in Columbus driving a 2010 black Dodge Journey with a Mississippi disabled license plate X3412.

She was last seen wearing a pink blouse and blue jeans.

Family members say she suffers from a medical condition that may impair her judgment.

The family told police she has been known to drive to western Alabama at times. In a later update Friday, police stated she was seen at 10 p.m. Thursday at a Columbus convenience store. 

"She said she was on the way to meet friends," police stated. "She did not appear in any distress."

If anyone has any information about Lenoir’s whereabouts, please contact the Columbus Police Department at 662-242-6505 or 662-329-5720.

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