Missing woman found on trail in Van Buren Co.

Patricia Ann Thorpe
Undated courtesy photo of Patricia Ann Thorpe (Van Buren County Sheriff's Office)

GOBLES, Mich. (WOOD) — Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies say they found a missing, endangered woman after getting a tip from a member of the public.

Authorities said in a release early Sunday evening that Patricia Ann Thorpe, 44, had been found along the Kal-Haven Trail near Bloomingdale after someone spotted her and phoned in a tip to Van Buren County Dispatch.

Thorpe was taken to the hospital for evaluation; her condition was not immediately clear.

Authorities said Thorpe left her sister’s home in Gobles sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday. She did not leave a note and did not take her phone with her. Authorities say Thorpe is developmentally disabled and that family members were concerned for her safety.