Thursday afternoon update: The missing 65-year-old woman from Delhi has been located in an orchard northwest of a residence. It appears Charlene McCombs, who went missing early Wednesday morning, had been wandering. She is alive and has been taken to Emanuel Hospital in Turlock, according to Deputy Tom MacKenzie, sheriff's spokesman for the Merced County Sheriff's Office. He did not disclose her condition.
Thursday morning update: The missing 65-year-old woman from Delhi still has not been found as of this morning, and the Merced County Sheriff's Office is mounting a Search and Rescue operation. This morning, MacKenzie released an updated photo of Charlene McCombs, who went missing early Wednesday morning.
A 65-year-old Delhi woman is missing and her family members and Merced County sheriff's deputies are asking the public for help finding her.
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Charlene McCombs went missing between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday from her house in the 9000 block of Merced Avenue in Delhi, according to Deputy Tom MacKenzie, sheriff's spokesman.
McCombs was distraught and left her home after finding out her mother died. MacKenzie said McCombs has a medical condition and is considered "at risk."
McCombs' brother had informed her by phone of their mother's death. McCombs made some concerning statements before walking out the front door of her residence, leaving the door wide open.
Detectives are unsure whether she was wearing shoes when she left, MacKenzie said.
McCombs is described as a white woman about 5-feet-4-inches tall, 120 pounds with dark brown hair. She has braces on her teeth and might be wearing a brown sweater and blue jeans. Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Merced County Sheriff's Department at (209) 385-7445.
Reporter Victor A. Patton can be reached at (209) 385-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.