An El Cajon woman missing since Tuesday was found safely in Mexico overnight, her husband told NBC 7 San Diego on Saturday morning.
Anne Louise Terhune, 61, has returned home, her husband, Brian Moon, and the El Cajon Police Department confirmed.
Moon said Terhune was found in Tijuana. She’s now home, resting comfortably.
According to the El Cajon Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the San Ysidro checkpoint notified police that they had located Terhune around 1 a.m.
An El Cajon police officer met with Terhune and gave her a ride home.
Police say Terhune appeared to be in good health and did not request any type of medical treatment. She told the officer she went into Mexico by mistake after becoming stuck in southbound traffic on the freeway.
Terhune had been missing since Tuesday evening. Her family told police Terhune left to go to the library, but never came home. On Thursday, police said Terhune’s car had been seen crossing the border into Mexico on the night she disappeared.
On Friday, El Cajon police detectives said they believed Terhune may have been involved in a non-injury traffic collision in Tijuana. According to detectives, Terhune was alone at the time of the crash, but stated she was lost and provided her personal information. Detectives said she indicated she would be home the following day, and did not appear to be under any duress.
The El Cajon Police Department said they were working with the San Diego County Sheriff’s International Liaison Unit to locate Terhune and determine if she needed help.
On Friday, NBC 7 spoke with Moon, who said his wife planned to come home the night she vanished and didn’t even take a jacket with her when she left the house.
Moon said Terhune had been depressed about her mother-in-law’s recent death and other personal issues.
“The whole family noticed that she was having some problems lately, but it didn’t seem this serious at all,” said Moon.
Officials have not released further information on Terhune’s whereabouts, which is protocol in a missing persons case.