Missing Woman Found Wandering in Her Hometown – 2,000 Miles Away
09/29/2014 AT 02:00 PM EDT
By Friday, there was still no word on her whereabouts, and the outcome started to look grim. But on Saturday morning, Adams turned up in Clara, Mississippi, 2,000 miles away from her Boise, Idaho, home, with no memory of how she got there.
Adams, who grew up in Clara, was found at the home of a family she knew in the 1960s, when she was just a child. Thankfully, they recognized her and called the police, the Idaho Statesman reports.
The 52-year-old is now in a local hospital.
"Obviously, it's wonderful that we found her," Adams's husband Mel told the paper. "She must have had a mental breakdown, for lack of a better term, because after her appointment, she just headed east. She was looking for a friend who died six or seven years ago."
Speaking to Wayne County police, Adams said that she did not remember her life in Idaho or her husband. She did, however, remember the people she grew up with.
"I didn't want to scare her," Deputy Michael Patton told the Associated Press. "She appeared a little confused. She was dressed okay, normal. But I got her name, and then saw she was the lady that was missing from Idaho."
Other than a few bank transactions, Mel had no idea where to begin when it came to tracking down his wife, so he's thankful she turned up at a friend's home.
"It's very lucky some people she knew when she was a child still lived there, and that she went to that house," he told the Idaho Statesman.