Helendale resident who went missing has been found, now ‘home with her family’

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Faith Tucker, 66, has been found after reportedly disappearing when she left Helendale for Victor Valley College the morning of Friday, Aug. 5.
Faith Tucker, 66, has been found after reportedly disappearing when she left Helendale for Victor Valley College the morning of Friday, Aug. 5.

San Bernardino County authorities say a Helendale woman who’d been designated missing since Friday morning has been found.

Faith Tucker, 66, had last been seen taking a bus from Helendale to Victor Valley College wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black cowboy hat with three to four purses in tow around 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to a county Sheriff’s Department release Saturday evening.

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Soon after that public release, which designated Tucker a “critical missing person” and requested the public’s assistance in finding her, the search apparently met a successful conclusion.

“She was located and is home with her family,” Sheriff’s spokesperson Gloria Huerta told the Daily Press in an email Sunday afternoon.

Charlie McGee covers California’s High Desert for the Daily Press, focusing on the city of Barstow and its surrounding communities. He is also a Report for America corps member with The GroundTruth Project, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. McGee may be reached at 760-955-5341 or cmcgee@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @bycharliemcgee.

This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: Helendale resident, 66, who went missing now found