South Carolina

85-year-old with dementia found across state line after days-long search, SC cops say

An 85-year-old woman who went missing from a South Carolina grocery store was found days later across state lines.

Jaxie Rogers was “dehydrated and disoriented” when she was found Tuesday in North Carolina, according to The News Reporter.

The turn in the case came after someone in Columbus County spotted a car Rogers had been driving, WMBF reports. The woman was taken to a hospital, according to WCSC.

Rogers, who last had been seen Friday afternoon, was reportedly spotted during the weekend on Interstate 95, according to a Facebook post from the Latta Police Department.

Rogers went missing from a grocery store near Latta, a town about 60 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, the post says.

The woman’s caregiver was inside the store when she saw a white Buick LaCrosse “leaving at a low rate of speed,” according to police. Rogers was likely behind the wheel, authorities say.

Rogers has dementia and was believed to have limited resources for getting gas and food, according to police.

Officials asked the public to check nearby businesses for signs of Rogers and said community members showed interest in their search.

“We have had many people reaching out, wanting to help, and have rode areas in SC and NC, assisting in finding Ms. Rogers,” Latta police said Sunday on Facebook. “Side roads, back roads and main roads have been ridden by officers and volunteers with no luck.”