Lake County missing woman found in Winter Garden, deputies say

Kristine Ricker, 52, last seen at her Montverde home around 11 p.m. Tuesday

Deputies said Kristine Ricker, 52, was last seen around 11 p.m. Tuesday. (Lake County Sheriff's Office)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A missing woman was found after Lake County deputies began searching for her on Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office said Kristine Ricker, 52, was seen around 11 p.m. Tuesday and could have left her house on foot during the night.

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According to deputies, she wears glasses and has freckles. Deputies described her as having red/light brown hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Deputies said she was possibly in the Ocoee or Winter Garden areas.

Around 5:48 p.m., the sheriff’s office announced that Ricker was found in Winter Garden.

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