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UPDATE: Waynesboro Police Locate Previously Missing Disabled Woman

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Right: Shirley Ann Rankin Right: Shirley Ann Rankin

UPDATE: The Waynesboro Police Department says 75-year-old Shirley Ann Rankin has been located.

Original Waynesboro Police Department Press Release

The Waynesboro Police Department is searching for a missing disabled Waynesboro woman who left her residence earlier today and cannot be located.

At 2:45 PM on today’s date, officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Isle Avenue for a report of an elderly female with diabetes who had apparently wandered away from her residence. Shirley Ann Rankin, 75 years old, was last seen by her niece at approximately 12:45 PM today.

Ms. Rankin has Type 2 Diabetes and missed a scheduled insulin dose due to her disappearance. She also has slight mental impairment and can become disoriented easily. There is also concern about the extreme weather conditions of heat and possible thunderstorm forecast for this afternoon.

The Police Department is coordinating a search among Waynesboro first responders and has requested the assistance of a bloodhound from Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.

Ms. Rankin’s physical description is as follows:

· White/Female

· 5’4”

· Approx. 120 lbs.

· White hair pulled back in a pony tail

· She was last seen wearing a blue jeans skirt, purple/pink button up shirt and white tennis shoes with no socks.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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