Missing, disabled woman located

Published On: Jan 18 2014 12:45:05 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 18 2014 09:23:58 PM EST

Deputies said they found a 25-year-old disabled woman reported missing from her home by her mother in Flagler County.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Margaret Mercer reported to deputies that her daughter, Caressa Lynnette Mercer, left the home sometime after 3 a.m. Saturday morning. She told deputies that her daughter was upset because her father, an over-the-road trucker, left on January 6 and did not take their daughter with him.

Around 8 p.m. Saturday, deputies said they had located Mercer in St. Johns County, but didn't say how or where.

Deputies conducted an extensive ground and air search for the woman since she was reported missing. Air support and a bloodhound from the St. John's County Sheriff's Offices assisted in the search.

Deputies said Mercer was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.


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