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Elderly Benson woman found after night in the woods

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BENSON, Vt. (AP) - An elderly Vermont woman who spent the night in the woods after going missing from her Benson home is safe after being spotted by the crew of a Department of Homeland Security helicopter.

State police say 78-year-old Francheska Chalizze was last seen at her home at about 11:30 a.m. Monday and she was reported missing at about 11:30 p.m.

State Police searchers along with members of the Benson Fire Department, New England K9 Search and Rescue and others searched for Chalizze overnight.

At about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Chalizze was located by the crew of the Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Division helicopter a few miles south of her residence, in the Cold Spring area of West Haven.

She appears to be in good health.

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