PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) – Authorities are crediting a prison bloodhound for finding a missing woman who was trying to harm herself.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the K-9 unit at Tomoka Correctional Institution received a call this week to search for a 50-year-old woman. Family members said she’d sent text messages about harming herself. Deputies ramped up the search after finding her abandoned car.
Wyatt, a 7-year-old bloodhound, sniffed a piece of the woman’s clothes that authorities had found in her car and located her within minutes. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the dog led them to the woman’s unconscious body laid out in the woods next to two Xanax bottles and a bottle of alcohol.
Deputies say she had been there more than three hours and believe she may have overdosed on prescription medication.