Missing Hillsborough Co. woman found in canal, will be reunited with family

Lillian Morales

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has located a previously missing and endangered woman.

Lillian Morales left her home on Fish Lake Road on foot at 3 p.m. Tuesday and has not been seen since.

Morales has health issues that require medication and has been diagnosed with dementia.

The sheriff’s office said Morales was located in a canal near her home and she is okay.

HCSO Aviation was searching the area and noticed a person inside a body of water.

Aviation directed deputies to Morales’ location.

It is believed she had been in the water for quite some time.

Morales will be medically evaluated and reunited with her family.

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