KATY (Covering Katy) - Sherry Noppe, the Katy resident who had been missing since Tuesday, has been found in George Bush Park.
The 63-year-old and her dog were located at approximately 3 a.m. Friday morning by a group of tireless volunteers and deputies who were alerted by the sound of her dog, Max, barking deep in the woods.
"It's a small miracle that she has been found alive after being missing for so long," said Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap. "Our concern now is getting her out of the woods and to a hospital for a medical evaluation. Thank you to Texas EquuSearch along with the army of volunteers and multiple law enforcement agencies who never gave up the search." Heap said.
"What an amazing community I live in, they never gave up, way to go Katy, TX," wrote one Covering Katy Facebook follower.
Noppe could have been disoriented and confused due to mid-stage Alzheimer's, EquuSearch said in an earlier statement.
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KATY (Covering Katy) - A 63-year-old woman from Katy is missing and Harris County Precinct 5 Constables and volunteers from Texas EquuSearch are working together to locate her.
Sherry Noppe was last seen on Tuesday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. walking her dog, a black lab, near Fry Road and Highland Knolls Drive.
Deputies, family, friends and volunteers have been searching the western portion of George Bush Park as well as other areas in that vicinity.
Ms. Noppe is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slim build. She was wearing a blue-green short-sleeve top, blue shorts and white sneakers at the time of her disappearance.
The area of the park behind Noppe's neighborhood is the focus of the search.
Noppe could be disoriented and confused due to mid-stage Alzheimer's according to EquuSearch.
The search was called off at sunset Wednesday but efforts will resume at 9 a.m. Thursday.
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“She went for a walk with our dog, Max, and just never came back home,” her son, Justin Noppe, told KHOU TV.
There are no plans to scale back the search. Searchers feel there's a possibility that Noppe is in a neighborhood off Fry Road.
About 100 volunteers have signed up to help in the search.
George Bush Park backs up to Noppe's neighborhood and is 7,800 acres. It is situated entirely within Barker Reservoir, a large flood control structure. Most of which is undeveloped forest used for the storage of floodwater.
If you see her, please contact Precinct 5 at 281-463-6666 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.