Missing woman found alive in Suffield, Connecticut

Search for Karen Leonard had begun Sunday night

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Karen Leonard, 57, of Windsor, Connecticut is the subject of a Silver Alert.

SUFFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – A more than 12 hour search that began Sunday night has ended successfully, with rescuers finding a missing 57 year-old woman alive.

Suffield police, firefighters, and EMS personnel, as well as members of the Connecticut Search and Rescue Association helped in the search in the area of Sunrise Park, off Route 168.

Suffield Police Capt. Christopher McKee told 22News that Leonard’s car had been found parked at the park, after she had been reported missing out of Windsor. A Silver Alert was issued for her, and during the overnight hours, police dogs from the Connecticut State Police searched the area of the park. A state police helicopter was also sent up to aid in the search Monday morning.

Late Monday morning, McKee says, Leonard was found alive in the area of the park. She has been taken to a local hospital for emergency care. There is no word on her current condition.