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Nesquehoning woman found after 9-hour search

Published October 23. 2012 05:01PM

An elderly Nesquehoning woman was eventually found this morning following an intensive search in the wooded mountains surrounding Nesquehoning, Hometown and Coaldale.

Coaldale Police Chief Timothy Delaney stated that Louise Horn, 87, of Nesquehoning, became missing following a single vehicle accident late last night. He added that Horn's vehicle was found down an enbankment with four flat tires. He also added that it had driven over railroad tracks.

He added that a tower ping off Horn's cell phone showed her along SR209 in Coaldale.

Starting around 11:30 last night, local police, State Police and firefighters from both Schuylkill and Carbon counties spent numerous hours searching the areas and communities surrounding the accident.

A State Police helicopter was also brought in the help in the search. The search was temporarily called off around 5:20 this morning with efforts continuing in the morning.

Horn was found just after 8:15 this morning after she approached contractors working along SR54 between Hometown and Nesquehoning.

No more detailed information was available as of press time.

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