A missing person alert for Alice Hall, an 83-year-old woman from Franklin, was issued this morning but then quickly cancelled when she turned up at home safely.
Hall's family reported Hall missing after she was last seen asking for directions to Franklin in Hancock this morning around 6am. When Hall did not arrive in Franklin, the Delaware County Sheriff's Office issued a missing person alert which was picked up by several television stations. At 10:30am, the Sheriff's Office retracted the alert and reported that Hall had come home.
In an email to media outlets retracting the alert, the Sheriff's Office explained gave a little more cryptic information about the incident:
At the time of the original call this morning, the family reported the last contact with Ms. Hall had been on the morning of 11/10/10. Investigation subsequently revealed that at the time she sought directions in Hancock early this morning, she indicated that she had been lost in Pennsylvania.