Disabled 72-year-old woman missing for weeks found safe

Jay Ruth Sheppard is in good health, police say

Jay Ruth Sheppard, 72, was last seen May 9 upon being discharged from Advent Health Apopka. (Apopka Police Department)

APOPKA, Fla. – A missing, disabled 72-year-old woman was found safe and in good health Monday, according to Apopka police.

Police previously said last contact was made with Jay Ruth Sheppard as she was discharged from Advent Health Apopka on May 9. She is diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, according to a missing persons flyer.

Sheppard weighs 230 pounds and is 5 feet, 7 inches tall with black hair, brown eyes, a missing front tooth and moles around her eyes, police said.

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