GCSO: Missing woman found alive in woods near Horse Creek Campground

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UPDATE: Greene County Det. Michelle Holt confirmed that Patricia Ann Booker Triantas was found alive in the Horse Creek Campground area where she went missing.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office said Triantas was reported missing Tuesday morning. Officers tell us she disappeared from a campsite.

Holt said a camper and forest ranger found Triantas on a bluff in a nearby wooded area around 4 p.m. Rescue teams found one of her flip flops before she was spotted at the top of a mountain. Crews say they heard her yelling.

Triantas’ daughter tells us she’s grateful her mother is safe.

“I’m just so happy like I didn’t know if they were going to find her or not I thought that it might be until like tomorrow or they might not even find her at all because I know how these woods go you don’t come in by yourself and leave by yourself usually,” Lois Triantas said.

The Sheriff’s Office said crews found her partially clothed and her feet had cuts. They had to use a rope to get her down.

Sheriff Pat Hankins said they will question her about her disappearance.

“We want to know why she walked off, what she’s been doing and the relationship. It could be anything gone on and we want to know why she did this,” Sheriff Hankins said.

It took nearly four hours for crews to get her down from the top of the mountain.

She was taken to Laughlin Memorial Hospital for treatment.

 


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GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Greene County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a missing and possibly endangered 48-year-old woman.

According to GCSO Det. Michelle Holt, Patricia Ann Booker Triantas was reported missing from the Horse Creek Campground area.

Triantas was last seen on Monday morning at a nearby campsite, wearing a navy blue T-shirt, possibly jeans and was reportedly barefoot.

She was also wearing her hair in a ponytail and was wearing glasses.

Holt said Triantas has a phone, but said it is not working.

According to Holt, they believe she may be in danger because Triantas is without food or water.

Holt said the Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Greeneville Emergency and Rescue Squad have all responded to Horse Creek Campground where they are conducting a search operation.

Anyone who has seen Triantas is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 798-1800, or call 911.

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