91-year-old found after daylong search

By The Associated Press

OSCEOLA — A 91-year-old woman was found safe following a daylong search after she apparently walked away from a northern Indiana group home for dementia patients.

Police officers and volunteers spent about 11 hours in the search Thursday for Nandies Tavernier, using a plane, all-terrain vehicles and horses in the rural area near the St. Joseph County town of Osceola.

Sheriff Mike Grzegorek tells WSBT-TV and WNDU-TV that Tavernier was spotted standing inside tall corn just before nightfall less than a mile from the group home. He says Tavernier was confused and dehydrated and was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

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