A Candler County woman reported missing since April was found safe Thursday morning in Warner Robins.
Tammy Lorraine Newton “said she was 48 years old and could do what she wanted,” Candler County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Melvin Ivey said.
Apparently, Newton voluntarily relocated to Warner Robins and had not notified friends and family, who reported her missing after she was last seen April 19, he said.
Warner Robins police contacted Ivey after locating Newton around 1 a.m. Thursday.
Newton was not charged with anything; police just picked her up for questioning after recognizing her from police lookouts Ivey had distributed.
“The officers (who located Newton) said she was of sound mind and body,” and the case is closed, he said.
Newton’s friend Cathy Pruitt filed a missing persons report after Newton never showed up at her mother’s after leaving Pruitt’s house in Emanuel County, close to the Candler County line. Newton had left a note with her aunt saying she was going to her mother’s home in Louisville, Ga., for the weekend, Pruitt said.