Missing 70-year-old Mississippi woman found

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - The search for a missing Mississippi woman had ended.  Searchers say Phyllis Birge, 70, is home safe.

Olive Branch Police found her Sunday afternoon in Olive Branch.

She was still driving after two and a half days on the road.

Birge disappeared on her way from Mississippi to a funeral in central Illinois. Birge was last seen Aug. 5 in Caruthersville.

Birge forgot her cell phone at home, and stopped in at a Caruthersville business, 'Sullivan Auto,' to call her daughter.

She left a voicemail saying it was raining, and would probably be getting to her destination late.  She never made it.

A few weeks ago Birge was diagnosed with having early stages of Alzheimer's.

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