Missing Woman Found Safe

Staff Writer

A woman who was reported missing on Thursday has been found.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office was notified Thursday afternoon that Rita McCullough, 74, had been located in Indiana.
The family was notified by a store clerk in Indiana. They advised the family that she was fine but had run out of gas at their store. They were able to get family information from McCullough and call the family who notified the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
An extensive search had been ongoing trying to locate McCullough, including extra deputy patrol, activating the Missing Elderly Alert System and notifying surrounding agencies.
“We did not suspect foul play but in any case like this we do everything we can to locate the missing person as soon as we can,” Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said in a news release. “There is a lot of new technology today that helps but this case closed by a caring store clerk.”