A Mattie’s Call has been canceled for a 76-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who had not been seen since 6 p.m. Friday.
Peggy Eady Connell was found in Chatsworth, and “is in a secure location at this time,” said Hilary Crowe with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. “Family has been notified and are on the way to pick her up.”
Connell had not been seen since she left her residence to get her prescription filled at a Monroe Walmart, according to an incident report from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
When Connell did not come home, her husband called and checked on her, authorities said in the report. He first reached her at 7 p.m., when she said she was in traffic and en route to the couple’s home. He called again at 9 p.m., and Connell said she was in Loganville on a back road.
“Mr. Connell asked if he could come get her and she told him she would find her way home,” according to the report.
When another two hours passed, he called Connell again and she said “she was in between heading home.”
Connell never came home and her husband called 911.