FAMILY COURTESY PHOTO | Patricia Kos Woods has been missing since Wednesday.
UPDATE: The missing Miller Place woman who was thought to possibly be on the North Fork was located Friday evening at a church in Middle Island, her sister, Cathy Danowski, posted on Facebook Saturday morning.
Patricia Kos Woods, 53, had been missing since Wednesday. Police located her car at a church next to Cathedral Pines, a place she visited with her father when she was young, her sister said. Police found Ms. Woods inside.
Ms. Woods was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, her sister said.
“This is a miracle and a major relief to friends and family,” Ms. Danowski wrote on Facebook.
Ms. Woods suffers from depression and may have been disoriented from not taking her medication, Ms. Danowski said Friday.
The family of a missing woman with ties to the North Fork is asking for residents’ help in finding her.
Patricia Kos Woods, 53, of Miller Place was last seen Wednesday in the Miller Place area, driving a silver 2002 Ford Taurus with a dent in its front bumper near the passenger side, family members said.
Ms. Woods is described as 5-foot-7-inches tall, with medium length brown hair, brown eyes and was seen wearing a necklace with a cross and heart-shaped pendant, family said.
Ms. Woods, who has suffered from depression, may be disoriented because she hasn’t taken her medication since Wednesday, said her sister, Cathy Danowski.
Police were able to track signals from her cell phone when it was turned on and saw that she visited her old high school in Miller Place and a North Shore beach, Ms. Danowski said.
Ms. Woods’ father grew up in Cutchogue and family members believe she may attempt to go visit her grandparents’ former home as well, Ms. Danowski said.
“It looked like she was going to places that meant something to her,” she said, adding that Ms. Woods may also attempt to board the Orient ferry or visit her godmother in Jamesport.
She hasn’t taken money out of her bank account, Ms. Danowski said.
Ms. Woods went missing once before in November and was located 36 hours later after an ambulance volunteer who was treating her recognized her from her missing poster, Ms. Danowski said.
If you believe you’ve seen Ms. Woods, family members ask that you call police at 911, and to call 744-5225.