One missing woman found; lookout continues for another

Katherine Ferris

Katherine Ferris

CONYERS — A woman who went missing on July 24 has been found safe at Atlanta Medical Center.

According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Jennifer Richardson was located after an RCSO case investigator entered her car in a data base as belonging to a missing person. When he ran a vehicle check again on Thursday night he found that the car had been towed last week in DeKalb County.

Lt. Michael Camp said a DeKalb officer had contact with Richardson in her car on July 24. At the time she seemed confused and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment.

Once the RCSO case investigator learned that Richardson’s car had been towed, he was able to trace her to the hospital.

Richardson, 40, was reported missing after she left a friend’s house on Green Street in Conyers on the morning of July 24 and wasn’t heard from again. She was reportedly in the process of moving to Conyers from Loganville and had spent the night with her friend.

In an unrelated case, the RCSO continues to seek information about a woman who walked away from her personal care home on Briar Hill Lane near Salem Road on July 22.

According to the RCSO, Katherine Ferris, 61, is under state care for mental illness and has a history of assaulting others when not on medication. The RCSO advises caution if contact is made with Ferris.

The missing woman is described as a white female; 5 feet, 5 inches tall; and weighing 200 pounds. She has long brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and white Reebok shoes. She is known to frequent fast-food restaurants, according to the RCSO.

Anyone who has contact with Ferris is asked to contact the RCSO at 770-287-8000 or speak directly with Investigator Marleen Prad at 770-278-8163.