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UPDATE: Missing Amador County woman found in Fort Bragg

Hedy Ann Alvina Thompson, 75, was reported missing after leaving her home Thursday morning in her pickup truck.
Hedy Ann Alvina Thompson, 75, was reported missing after leaving her home Thursday morning in her pickup truck. Photo provided by Amador County Sheriff’s Office

A 75-year-old woman reported missing after leaving her Amador County home Thursday morning has been found safe.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office said Hedy Ann Alvina Thompson was found at a hotel in Fort Bragg.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call about 9:30 a.m. Thursday reporting that Thompson was missing. She had last been seen at her residence in the rural Willow Creek area about 7:30 a.m. and reportedly left driving a green 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Thompson suffers from various medical conditions, and can become confused and have difficulty communicating, sheriff’s officials said. She left home without her medications.

With the assistance of AT&T, the Sheriff’s Office began tracking her cellular phone movement. At 10:41 a.m., it was reported that Thompson was texting with her granddaughter and stated that she was fine. At 12:23 p.m., the CHP activated a Silver Alert on behalf of the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said Thompson’s cellular telephone has been pinged near Dixon and three different locations in the Vacaville area.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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