Missing woman located

A developmentally disabled woman who went missing on May 10 was found Wednesday near Albertson's in Ashland.

A citizen tip led police to Adeline Linsday, 20, who left home without notifying her family.

"Adeline is back, and she is safe," said her mother Shelley Linsday this morning. "We're just not certain as to where she's been or what she's been doing. We know she was in the company of people who are not the best role models for her."

Medford Police Detective Mike Blair identified the woman known as "Peanuts" who Adeline spent time with in Medford and Grants Pass. He called her and convinced her to bring Adeline back to Ashland, where she was recognized by a citizen near the grocery store, said Ashland Deputy Chief Rich Walsh.

"We've interviewed Adeline, and she has indicated that no criminal circumstances have occurred during the time that she has been gone," Walsh said. "Therefore, our investigation is completed."

Adeline's family has set up meetings with case workers and her education team to discuss social dangers, her mother said.

Adeline was last seen at her house on Alta Street, where she lives with her brother. Her father, Phillip, was the last one to see her when she grabbed her purse and walked out the door, leaving behind all other personal belongings. The family believed she might have been with friends in Medford or headed to Southern California.

They filed a missing person report on May 14 after Linsday missed several meetings with teachers and caseworkers. She had not disappeared for an extended period of time without notice before, her mother said.

"When we did finally get to see her yesterday, she didn't sense the amount of concern and worry that she had caused at all," her mother said. "She's being very unclear as to where she's been. There's just a lot of unanswered questions."

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