Missing Rutherford County woman found safe

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office says a woman who went missing from her home Tuesday night was found safely Wednesday.

According to officials, 67-year-old Deborah Alsup, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing from her home on Lebanon Highway around 9 p.m. Helicopters, K-9 units, and a drone was used to help search for her.

Wilson County law enforcement officers reported Alsup was found safely in Lebanon.

A 73-year-old Wilson County man found her on Lebanon Highway, picked her up and rode around with her trying to find her home.

“She was unable to give a correct location,” said Sgt. Richard Pedigo. “He took her home with her and let her sleep. He fixed her breakfast and turned on the news and saw she was reported missing.”

The man called Wilson County deputies who took Alsup to the Dollar General near the county line. Wilson County Emergency Medical Services paramedics checked her.

Deputy Chris Beach and Deputy Ben Baldwin responded to the scene and notified family members who picked her up.

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