Deputies find missing New Smyrna Beach woman

Marsha Weeks had been missing since early Monday afternoon

Published On: Jan 14 2013 06:48:30 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 14 2013 08:32:46 PM EST
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office found a 46-year-old New Smyrna Beach woman who was reported missing early Monday afternoon after she left in an upset mental state.

Marsha Weeks returned to her home on her own safely, and was then taken into custody under Florida's Baker Act.

Weeks was reported missing shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday, deputies said. Family members told authorities they are concerned because she has had some medical problems and has been acting unusual.

She walked away from her home at 2059 Burma Road carrying a blanket, saying she was going to go into the woods, according to a release.

Patrol deputies, motors units and investigators had been looking for her and a Sheriff’s helicopter also had been searching from the sky, before Weeks came home on her own.

Weeks is 5’ tall and weighs about 100 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black and red flowered shorts and a turquoise-colored shirt.