Sacto 9-1-1
May 24, 2011
Missing Woodland residents located in Los Angeles County

Three elderly Woodland residents reported missing Tuesday afternoon were located late Tuesday night in northwest Los Angeles County, the Woodland Police Department reported.

James Popplewell, 89, Roy Ross, 87, and Virgilyn McCann, 96, had been reported at-risk and missing hours after they left their residences at the St. John's Retirement Village in Woodland around noon, according to a police department release. They were believed to be in Popplewell's gray Toyota Corolla, heading to Davis to visit a friend, but had not been heard from by 6:30 p.m.

Woodland police were contacted at 11:23 p.m., by the El Tejon office of the California Highway Patrol, which reported that all three missing persons had been located in Gorman, more than 300 miles south of Woodland, according to the release.

A CHP officer was at a gas station in Gorman when he was approached by Popplewell, who asked him for directions to Davis, the release states.

All three missing persons were safe and well, the release states.

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