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The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office says a 57-year-old old Sandwich woman was found Wednesday night after being reported missing earlier that day. Sandwich police say woman had made suicidal comments to friends earlier. They were able to track her phone to Buffalo Rock State Park, just west of Ottawa.

Searchers found the woman's car in the parking lot at around 9:20 that night. It was locked and had blood and an empty knife sheath in it. Several police and fire agencies, along with a drone and search dogs, were brought in to help find the woman.

Just before midnight, the woman was found in a wooded area west of the parking lot. She was treated by EMS personnel and was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa for further treatment.

LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton says it was gratifying to see the efforts and professionalism of the various agencies involved in the search working late into the night to find the missing woman. He calls the successful search another example of the commitment of local police and fire departments.