Sgt. James Juneau: (603) 271-3361
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211 or 271-5619
September 18, 2007

Successful Search for Missing Woman in Wolfeboro

CONCORD, N.H. -- A 63-year-old woman is recovering from a chilly night in the woods, having been found by rescuers approximately 10 hours after leaving her daughter's home on Beech Pond Road in Wolfeboro.  New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers coordinated search efforts for the missing woman, Concepcion "Conchy" Ruiz of Miami, Florida, after a family member notified police she had disappeared from their residence some time during the afternoon on Monday, September 17, 2007.  The search began about 5 p.m.

The woman was located at about 1:30 a.m. on September 18.  She was discovered lying down in a heavily wooded area -- approximately 40 yards from the residence -- by "Haven," a Malinois search and rescue dog, and her handler Nancy Lyon of New England K-9 Search and Rescue. 

According to Sgt. Jim Juneau of New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement, Ruiz appeared despondent and was transported by ambulance to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro for evaluation. Overnight low temperatures for the area were around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Agencies assisting in the search included N.H. Fish and Game, New England K-9 Search and Rescue, Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team, New Durham Police Department, Dover Police Department and Wolfeboro Police Department.

No further information is available at this time.

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