Deputy Locates Missing Palm Bay Woman In Malabar

By  //  July 12, 2012

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Resident's Tip Yields Discovery

BREVARD COUNTY • MALABAR, FLORIDA – A woman missing for more than two weeks was found safe last night in Malabar after frantic searches to discover what had happened to her.

Marsharie Lemons-Garrett, 22, was found safe in Malabar by a Brevard County Sheriff's deputy on Wednesday night after disappearing fromm her Palm Bay home more than two weeks ago. (Image courtesy Palm Bay Police Department)

Palm Bay Police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said a Malabar resident reporting a suspicious person in his neighborhood Wednesday and that led a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy to the discovery of Marsharie Lemons-Garrett, 22.

Lemons-Garrett vanished June 21 from her mother’s home on Oaklyn Street in Palm Bay, prompting a massive search by authorities by air, ground and in ATVs.

She was found just before 10:30 pm in a wooded area at the west end of Briar Creek Blvd in the town of Malabar.

A resident who lives in the 1300 block of Pemberton Trail in Malabar called deputies after seeing a woman wandering in the area.

Martinez said Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy James Harrison responded from the beachside area and trekked into the wooded area where the woman was last seen.

The deputy was on foot and spotted the missing woman who then attempted to hide.

Lemons-Garrett appeared to be suffering from exposure including numerous insect bites, but otherwise appeared in good condition.

She was taken to Palm Bay Hospital for evaluation.

Palm Bay Police detectives will be interviewing the woman today in hopes of determining what happened to her.

Family members were notified and expressed relief at her recovery.