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80-year-old woman found alive after being reported missing

A Silver Alert was declared Tuesday for an 80-year-old woman who had not been seen since Monday night.

Virginia I. Arbogast left a family function Monday night in Belleville and did not show up to another family function Tuesday afternoon in Lebanon.

Arbogast was found alive and safe just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Facebook post from her granddaughter, Becky Harris.

They have found her alive and safe! That's all I know. Thank God! And everyone for sharing

Posted by Becky Harris on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The rest of the original story is below:

It appears Arbogast never made it home Monday night, said St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Bruce Fleshren.

Arbogast has no medical issues but is considered to be in danger. Her family says it’s unusual for them to not know where she is.

She was last seen at 32 1/2 Sherwood Forest Drive in Belleville at 10 p.m. and was wearing blue jeans, a blue flower shirt, black shoes and glasses. She is white, has gray hair and has a medium build, at 5-foot-2 and 150 pounds. She was driving a red Chevy Cobalt with Illinois license plate N996 623.

If you have any information on Arbogast’s whereabouts, you can call 911, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department at 618-277-3500, or your local police department.

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