Missing Royalton woman is found hiding in roadside ditch


The woman from Royalton whose disappearance prompted a helicopter search has been found safe.

WJON reports that Rebecca Schneider was found hiding in a ditch along Benton County Road 78 near Rice, Minnesota, at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office told the TV station that she had admitted lying in the ditch when cars approach to avoid being found.

The 46-year-old, who suffers from paranoia and depression, disappeared from her daughter's home in Brockway Township on foot Sunday, with police using a helicopter and K-9 officers in the attempt to find her.

The St. Cloud Times reports that she was found by deputies who were patrolling the area where she had last been seen.

She has been taken to St. Cloud Hospital for an examination.

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