UPDATE: Missing woman found in Ohio

Published: Mar. 12, 2016 at 10:22 PM EST
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3/13/16 @ 12:52 p.m.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An elderly woman who went missing out of Huntington yesterday was found by police, her caretaker Donna Sites told WSAZ.

Sites said 77 year-old Sonja Carte was taken to the hospital for evaluation after officers found her in Wheelersburg, Ohio.

A neighbor told WSAZ Carte, or "Jackie," has friends in Sandusky and was probably on her way to see them. She said Carte has taken off before but usually just down the road.

Sites said Carte's suffers from dementia and probably got confused along the drive.


3/12/16 @ 10:39 p.m.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police have issued a silver alert for a 77-year old woman.

West Virginia State Police say Sonja Carte, 77, was last seen on High Street in Huntington around 5:20 p.m.

Police say they believe she is going to Sandusky, Ohio.

Investigators say Carte has dementia.

According to police, she was last seen wearing a blue shirt with small white stripes, blue slacks, a dark green jacket and white tennis shoes.

Police say she has shoulder length gray hair and also had a brown boxer mix dog with her.

She is traveling in a 2005 Chevy Malibu with Ohio tags, FPR8358.

Police say the car has front end damage.

If you see her or know where she may be, call Huntington Police or West Virginia State Police.