Osceola County deputies locate missing 68-year-old woman in good health

Brenda Bates, of Kissimmee, went missing Friday morning, deputies say

Brenda Bates, 68, of Kissimmee, who was reported missing to Osceola County deputies Jan. 21, 2022. (Osceola County Sheriff's Office)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: Brenda Bates has been recovered in good health, Sheriff Marcos Lopez and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday before noon.

ORIGINAL: The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a 68-year-old woman who went missing on Friday norming.

Deputies are looking for Brenda Bates, who left her home and made numerous calls to family after traveling to the Ocala area, according to a news release.

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Bates said she was lost and attempted to navigate back home before her phone lost power, deputies said.

Deputies said Bates suffers from deteriorating cognitive functions and takes prescribed medications.

In the release, Bates is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and around 179 lbs with shoulder-length reddish-brown hair and a light biracial complexion with freckles.

Bates is driving a gold 2004 Buick SUV with a license plate tag Y74-8BQ, deputies said.

Those who see Bates or know of her whereabouts are asked to contact the sheriff’s office in reference to case No. 22I007097.