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Chopper search crew finds missing Princeton woman in ditch

Posted October 3

Patricia Ann Jordan, 75, was last seen at 1020 Bizzell Braswell Road in Princeton.
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— A massive search involving local and state law enforcement officers and dozens of volunteers ended Monday afternoon in a happy homecoming for Patricia Ann Jordan of Princeton.

Jordan, 75, was the subject of a Silver Alert on Sunday morning after she was reported missing from 1020 Bizzell Braswell Road after she walked away from the residence.

Jordan was found just in a ditch in a bean field about 500 yards off N.C. Highway 70A. The location was about a mile from Jordan's home.

"This is just another example of state and local agencies working together assisting families in need. As sheriff, I am humbled by the dedication of the public servants who volunteered their time in this search and the outpouring of support from members of hte community who stopped by the command center and left food and water, voicing their appreciation for our service," said Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell.

Jordan was taken to Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield for evaluation.


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  • Renee Grainger Oct 4, 8:28 a.m.
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    God looked over her. I can't imagine the pain this family endured while she was missing. This story shows that communities & authorities can pull together to do good in the world. The world isn't as bad as it seems sometimes. The news seems to focus on the negative issues going on and touches on the good. Therefore, when a news line does have a happy ending, it makes me feel and see that everything isn't as bad as it seems. That there is still good things happening & good people amongst us. It just isn't reported. Be Blessed!

  • Betsey Duggins Oct 3, 7:44 p.m.
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    Great work by everyone! So glad that this had a happy ending.

  • Barney Gravel Oct 3, 3:33 p.m.
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    A happy ending, good:)