Missing Tucson woman found safe in White Mountains

Missing Tucson woman found safe in White Mountains

GILA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Gila County Sheriff's Office announced late Saturday, April 9, that a Tucson woman who had been missing since April 3 on the White Mountain Apache Reservation was found and rescued earlier that evening.

Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd posted on the GCSO Facebook page that Ann Charon Rodgers, 72, was located around 5:45 p.m. in the Canyon Creek area to the west of the reservation.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter was able to reach her and transport her to a local hospital to be evaluated, Shepherd wrote.

Charon Rodgers went missing on April 3, which is the day the sheriff's office received a call around 8 p.m. from the White Mountain Apache Rangers asking for help to find her. Rescuers believed her travel destination may have been the Phoenix area.

Shepherd expressed his gratitude for coordinating efforts to find Charon Rodgers to several agencies, including the White Mountain Apache Rangers, Gila County Search and Rescue, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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