Missing Waterford Woman Found In Ohio After Car Abandoned On I-75

WWJ News
August 04, 2020 - 9:21 am
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Kathy Dixon (Photo: Michigan State Police)


(WWJ) A Waterford Township woman was found in Ohio after a day-long search. 

An Endangered Missing Advisory was posted Monday for 61-year-old Kathy Jane Dixson, after her car was found abandoned along I-75 in Monroe County.  

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Michigan State Police said Dixson left her home Sunday night.

Her gray 2016 Ford Fusion was then discovered on southbound I-75 near Summit Street, near Erie Twp., Monday morning.

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(Photo: MSP)

The car's windows were down, the hazard lights were on and the keys were left on the driver's seat, police said. A second set of keys were found during a track by a K9 team, just west of where the car was found.

Police were particularly concerned for Dixson's well being as they said she suffers from some mental health issues. 

Monday night, the MSP First District said the missing woman was located in Findlay, Ohio. 

Police said Dixson got a couple of rides to get there, but she is safe and has been reunited with her family.

No further details were released.