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LOCATED – Massive Search Underway for Elderly Woman Who Walked Away from Dentist Appointment

UPDATE 5:31 P.M. – Susan Gannaway has been located safe and in good spirits, several miles from where she disappeared.

According to sources, a deputy located Gannaway walking on Bailey Hill Road in Brooksville. Although Gannaway appears to be in good health, Fire Rescue is evaluating her condition. Gannaway will soon be reunited with her family.

HERNANDO – A massive search is underway for an elderly woman who walked away from a dentist appointment just before noon today.

According to officials, 73-year-old Valerie “Sue” Susan Gannaway was last scene around 11:20 a.m. today at O’Sullivan and Deluca Dentistry located at 3429 Mariner Blvd.

Officials say Gannaway suffers from dementia and is under medical treatment for her condition.

The dentist office is located between Chalmer Street and Landover Blvd.

Several deputies are searching by air, by ground, and with K-9 at this time.Gannaway is described as a white female, 5’0”, 110 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing light gray shorts, a gray and blue or blue and white striped top, and black shoes.

Anyone with information on Gannaway’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830 or your local law enforcement agency.

CORRECTION: 10/25/2017 – Staff at O’Sullivan and Deluca Dentistry say Gannaway was not a patient at their office and did not have an appointment.

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  • Glad she was found!

    Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:31 pm
  • That’s about 10 miles! Did she get a ride, or walk that distance?

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 7:46 pm
  • Wow! She sure did go some distance! Thank God she’s found and safe.

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:17 pm
  • Honestly I expected some gratitude thrown my way since I had spotted her and called the police, but a good deed nonetheless

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:13 pm
    • Yes, Jakob, you definitely did a very good deed! God bless you!!!!

      Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 5:55 pm
    • No mention of your call – but thank you from me! Did u wait until help arrived after calling?

      Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:16 am
  • Bailey hill Rd !!!???
    That’s REALLY far from mariner!!??
    R u sure she walked there???
    Maybe she ubered??

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:09 pm
  • Is she located or not???

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:07 pm
  • She has been found safe!

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:29 pm
  • If she is unsafe , as it seems poor thing , why wasn’t a caretaker w/ her?? or the staff should have been alerted to her condition .. Just a thought…Prayers for her safety and return.

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 4:52 pm

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