San Andreas, CA — A former Angels Camp woman has been found alive and well after she went missing almost 16 years ago.
The Calaveras District Attorney´s Office says Patricia Whaley told family members on April 20th of 1990 that she had a doctors appointment in Lodi.
She later called a neighbor at about 6 p.m. asking him to tell her husband she was running late and would be home in about an hour. Whaley was never heard from again.
Investigators found her van about a month later in a Lodi supermarket parking lot with her purse and personal belongings inside.
An investigation led authorities to an apartment in Colorado where Whaley has apparently been living since her disappearance.
Whaley has reportedly told authorities that she was undergoing personal problems in 1990 when she drove to Lodi and boarded a bus to Colorado.
Her exact location has been withheld at her request.
Written by Eric Nelson