St. Augustine woman missing in Ocala National Forest, detectives investigate

Theresa Hartley was last seen on March 10th in the area of North Forest Rd 88 near Lake Delancy.
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 3:40 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A St. Augustine woman who was camping in the Ocala National Forest is missing and considered to be endangered.

According to Marion County deputies, Theresa Hartley, 66, was last seen on March 10 in the area of North Forest Rd 88 near Lake Delancy. She was first reported missing on March 15 in St. Johns County and Marion County Sheriff’s Office was made aware the next day.

Hartley was with a friend in the woods when their vehicle became stuck. She was advised to stay with the vehicle while her friend went for help. When her friend came back, Hartley was not with the vehicle.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching the forest using their air unit, bloodhounds, and ATVs.

Hartley possibly has a mental condition and law enforcement is concerned for her safety. Detectives are actively investigating the case.

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