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UPDATE: Possibly Abducted 91-year-old Fernandina Woman Found

5:51 AM, Jul 3, 2011   |    comments
  • Lougenia Jackson Harris
  • The two subjects enterring the Jane Adams House
  • A car similar to the vehicle used in the possible abduction
  • The man and Mrs. Harris
    
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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- An elderly woman thought to be abducted from her assisted living facility has been returned safe and unharmed.

Lougenia Harris, 91, returned to the Jane Adams House in Fernandina Beach at about 6:15 Saturday evening, according to Fernandina Beach Police.

Police received a call about a possible abduction Friday night. According to police, a man and a woman went into the building and said they had a court order to remove a resident. While staff spoke to the man, the woman apparently found Harris and escorted her to a car.

Police believed the couple may have been relatives, but Harris's step daughter, Karen Lewis, said she had never met or seen the couple.

Lewis said Harris, who suffers from severe dementia and Alzheimers, was placed in the facility two weeks ago after her husband, and primary caregiver, passed away.

"We're still in the grieving process dealing with his death and then we're trying to make sure she's taken care of," Lewis said. "Now dealing with somebody abducting her, it's just a lot emotionally to go through with with in a short period of time."

Police say the man and woman with Harris were questioned and released but the investigation is ongoing.

Fernandina Beach Police Department

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