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Frankfort woman found in Garrard Co. following lengthy search

Police confirm Jessica Lynn Burk, 40, is alive. The search was centered around Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve near Palisades Point. Authorities had called it a recovery mission after an unsuccessful attempt at finding the woman, but hours later she was located.

LANCASTER, Ky. (WDKY) - Police say a Frankfort woman has reappeared in Garrard County after her boyfriend reported her missing Wednesday.

Police confirm Jessica Lynn Burk, 40, is alive. The search was centered around Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve near Palisades Point. Authorities had called it a recovery mission after an unsuccessful attempt at finding the woman, but hours later she was located.

Police say her boyfriend told them Burk disappeared while the two were hiking Wednesday afternoon.

The boyfriend waited a few hours before calling 911, according to police.

Authorities say she does have a history of depression and she recently suffered a brain injury.

Crews were searching close to the Kentucky River, and they used drones in an effort to find Burk. Fire departments from several counties assisted.

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