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Tracking tool helps locate people prone to wandering


 A missing woman in Effingham County is safe at home.  Family members had reported 52 year old Trudy Hunter missing Monday, citing concerns that she was without her medication. She's one of several people who've gone missing in Effingham County in recent weeks.

The Effingham Couty Sheriff's Office deals with a missing person on a case by case basis, but they do utilize several resources and there's one even the public can use.

"We always have the sheriff's office, the surounding local agencies, the fire department, state agencies, search and rescue, tracking dogs and we have the media," said David Ehsanipoor, spokesman for the Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office.

The Effingham Sheriff's Office takes every missing person's case seriously. There are several different kinds of missing persons that range from small children to the elderly to even those with medical needs. When necessary the sheriff's office calls on those resources to help.

However, there is a way the community can help, by participating in any agency's Project Life Saver. It is a bracelet for individuals with Alzheimers or Autism with tendencies to run away.

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