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90-year-old Palmetto woman found safe

A Silver Alert was issued for Marbara Childress Monday after she left her home and did not return.
Credit: Manatee County Sheriff's Office

PALMETTO, Fla. — Update: Marbara Lee Childress, 90, has been found and is safe, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The Silver Alert has also been canceled. Childress was reported missing after she left her home Monday morning along Tropic Drive near 8th Avenue West in Palmetto and did not return.


Original story: A Silver Alert has been issued for a 90-year-old Manatee County woman who hasn't been seen since she left her home Monday morning.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says Marbara Lee Childress was last seen along Tropic Drive near 8th Avenue West in Palmetto. She was in her burgundy 2019 Ford Edge SUV with Michigan license plate END5040.

Deputies say she was wearing a turtleneck and blue slacks with white stripes on the legs at the time of her disappearance.

"Marbara has health conditions and is considered endangered at this time," a press release reads.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011.