Missing, endangered Minnesota woman found in Peoria County

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PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office said a missing woman considered endangered has been located.

Sheriff Brian Asbell said 40-year-old Angela Ballstadt, from Owatonna, Minnesota, was found with the help from people who called in with information. Asbell said she was taken to an area hospital.

Drones and a group of people helped locate her near Maxwell Road and Interstate 474. Asbell says his rescue teams are trained for situations just like this and get paid nothing to do so.

“This is a team that trains bi-monthly, they’re always out there. And these are volunteers from the community. These are people leaving their work, they take personal time or vacation time to leave at a moment’s notice,” Asbell said.

The PCSO initially said Ballstadt was last seen in the area of I-474 and Farmington Road at approximately 4:40 a.m. on Tuesday. She was walking eastbound on I-474.

Asbell also says if you see something, to say something by calling your local police department or dialing 911.

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