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Police: Missing elderly woman found

Published: Oct. 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM EDT
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(Source: Columbia Police Department)
(Source: Columbia Police Department)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia police say an elderly woman who went missing has been found safe.

Shirley Schwenker, 87, was last seen Friday at her relative's Westwood Avenue home, Columbia police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Timmons said.

Timmons said the woman was found around noon Saturday after a passerby saw her car in a ditch in Calhoun County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded and determined the woman was Schwenker.

Schwenker was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is not known.

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