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UPDATE: Missing Boone County woman found alive in field

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UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday - The Boone County Sheriff's Office says Babe Briggs has been found alive and taken to a hospital for treatment. 

Authorities say she was found in an unpicked corn field around 11 a.m. Wednesday. She was reported missing Tuesday. 

The sheriff's office says more information should be released when it is available. 


An 89-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease is missing in Boone County.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office says multiple agencies are helping them look for Frances "Babe" Briggs. Briggs was last seen in the 3000 block of Bloods Point Rd. That's in the southern portion of Boone County.

Briggs was wearing a long sleeve denim shirt, jeans, gray shoes, red ball cap, and carrying magazines. She is approximately 5'00" tall, weighs 125 lbs, with white hair and green eyes.

If anyone has seen her please call Boone County Sheriff's Office at (815) 544-2144

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