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Missing Stony Point woman found


Updated June 10, 2:30 p.m.

Officers find missing woman, boy

A 74-year-old Stony Point woman and her 5-year old great-grandson, who had been missing since early Monday, June 9, have been found, according to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office. 
According to family members, Mary Ann Yoder usually stays with her 5-year-old great-grandson Dustin at his residence on Elk Shoals Church Loop in Stony Point in the early morning hours until it is time to take him to school at Stony Point Elementary School. Yoder, who suffers from dementia, never arrived at the school with Dustin Monday and school officials contacted law enforcement to report that he never arrived at school.
Officers in the region actively searched for Ms. Yoder. Emergency radio
communications indicated that Mrs. Yoder and the boy were found in Davie County on I-40 at a truck stop about 8:30 p.m. Her vehicle appeared to have been involved in an accident. During the search, officers had little information to go on.  Helicopters and additional manpower were called in. While some personnel searched from the air, others combed roadsides and wooded areas around the home and throughout Alexander County. Both Yoder and Dustin had been entered as missing persons in a national law enforcement database.
“I am glad for a good ending to this potentially tragic situation,” stated Sheriff Bowman, “and I want to thank all those who helped look for these two missing people.”

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Submitted By: jodyjoSubmitted: 6/11/2014
Why does a person with dementia have the responsibility to take a child to school?

Submitted By: joyce pierceSubmitted: 6/9/2014
I am glad they were found, and i hope they were ok.

Submitted By: TNSubmitted: 6/9/2014
Why is a person with dementia driving? Thoughts and prayers for the family.

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