Delores Cains: Missing Saint Lucie County woman found safe after 12 hours

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - An 87-year-old woman with memory problems returned to her home Sunday night.

Delores Caines told St. Lucie County deputies she was with a friend, but did not provide any other details.  She will be medically evaluated.

An aerial and ground search didn't locate Cairns after she walked away from her home in the Spanish Lakes Riverfront community east of US 1 around 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

Around noon, she was seen in a taxi cab in the area of U. S. 1 and Midway Road looking to rent a motel room, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's helicopter searched overhead while neighbors and deputies began a ground search.

 

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