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Betty Baily: Senior walked away from her home in Powhatan Found

UDPATE:  8/18/13 – Betty Bailey returned home this morning.  She showed up at her front door and was dirty and wet.  She was checked out by rescue personal that that she was uninjured.  

Previous story: Betty Bailey, 65, from Powhatan, Virginia walked away from her home on the 1400 block of Dorset Road around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.  

Her husband things that her being taken off her medication may have caused her to walk away and that she may be hiding in the Powhatan woods.

“She was just taken off medicine for depression, and this same thing happened 10 years ago,” said Lawrence Bailey. “We found her in a few hours then, but now it’s been more than two days. We think she could be in danger.”

Betty disappeared about 15 years ago and was found in a corner booth of a convenience store. Five years later, she was found at a business about three miles from their home.

Bailey is approximately 5’6″, 165 to 180lbs, with short black hair.

Betty was wearing a  black blouse and a long maroon flowered skirt. She might have on sunglasses.  She likes the area around the Swift Creek Reservoir in Chesterfield.

A search party open to volunteers will gather Saturday at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Dorset Road and Anderson Highway.

Anyone who may have seen Bailey walking or may know of her whereabouts is asked to contact Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office at 804-598-5656.

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