Police find missing woman in area of Peru State Forest in Worthington

Hampden County

WORTHINGTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts State Police and local firefighters have found a woman who went for a walk with her dog in the Peru State Forest Friday night and didn’t return.

According to State Police spokesman Dave Procopio, a 53-year-old woman reportedly took her dog for a walk in the forest in the area of River Road in Worthington around 6:00 p.m. on Friday. When the woman and her dog did not return, the police then conducted an initial search at 9:30 p.m. of the area but did not locate them. The State Police along with K9 teams and the Special Emergency Response Team, assisted in the search overnight.

MAP: Peru State Forest

The search crews did not locate the woman overnight, and the search continued in the daylight Saturday morning. The State Police told 22News the missing woman was located at around 7:00 a.m. and was medically evaluated but is expected to be okay.

She told police she became lost and was unable to navigate their way out of the woods before nightfall. She spent the night in the woods and was able to make her way to River Road in Worthington in the morning.

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