- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MANNING, N.D. (AP) - Law enforcement officials located an 80-year-old woman in the western North Dakota Badlands after a search involving aircraft, horses, bloodhounds and all-terrain vehicles.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Department says the family of Virginia Hecker reported her missing Friday night. The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1oJmtx7 ) that Hecker had last been seen about 2 p.m. that day at her home northwest of Dickinson. Family members said Hecker often goes on walks around her property.

Searchers found Hecker about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Authorities said she was disoriented and dehydrated but otherwise uninjured. She was taken to a Dickinson hospital for observation.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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