BEND, OR -- The 49-year-old Bend woman reported missing earlier this week was found safe at about 4 p.m., Thrusday, east of Tumalo. "A resident living on Glacier View Drive called in after locating Ms. Garcia in their garage," Deschutes County Sheriff Sgt. William Bailey says they believe Dawn Garcia showed shortly before she was found, "She’d not been there three hours earlier – the last time the garage was visited."
Garcia walked away from her Hunnell Road home Tuesday night without her shoes, glasses, wallet or phone, prompting a large search effort
. Sgt. Bailey says, "We’re incredibly thankful for all the community members who, not only shared on social media, but reached out and helped support the search for her. We’re very thankful she’s been found alive."
Sgt. Bailey wouldn't release details of her current condition, but tells KBND News, "Ms. Garcia was contacted by Deputies and then evaluated by medics on the scene."