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Missing Baker County woman found in vehicle

Clara Purvis and Edward Jones, Relatives Clara Purvis and Edward Jones, Relatives
NEWTON, GA (WALB) -

A Baker County Woman with special needs is safe Tuesday night.
She was missing since early Monday. Law enforcers, relatives, and volunteers launched an intense search. Family members of Shaneh Folsom say the last two days have been stressful, but now they can relax knowing their loved one is safe.

Shaneh Folsom is now safe and sound at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

"Happy,” said Edward Jones, Grandfather.

"Happy Girl, Wonderful,” said Clara Purvis, Aunt.

A Department of Natural Resources official found the 29-year-old in an old vehicle behind her grandparent’s home on Water Street just after 6:30 Tuesday evening.  Law Enforcers say they had searched the vehicle several times.

"I know five times,” said Jones.

Folsom is mentally challenged and suffers from several mental health issues.  She left her grandparent’s home Monday morning. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, D-N-R officials, Newton Police and surrounding Sheriff's offices, and citizens conducted a two day search using boats, helicopters and A-T-V's throughout Baker County. Family members say when Folsom was found her medication was wearing off.

"She was having a seizure when we found her,” said Jones.

"Medicine Withdrawal,” said Purvis.

Family members say Folsom is safe thanks to the help from the community.

"Words can't tell it you hear me,” said Purvis. “We would like to thank everybody out there who helped us. Thank you very much."

Family members say Shaneh Folsom is alert and talking and doing okay.  They're still not sure where she was for the last day and a half.

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