Missing Rockingham Co. woman has been found

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Update 11:19 a.m. – Dorcus Vestine Lowe has been found safe in some woods.

MADISON, N.C. — A search is underway for a missing Rockingham County woman.

Dorcus Vestine Lowe, age 74, was last seen at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at 207 Martin Farm Road off Bald Hill Loop in Madison. She may have left on foot.

Authorities called this a “severe” alert with possible significant threat to her life.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department is searching on the ground and is calling in an air search. Madison Rescue has been called in to help as well.

Lowe is 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build.

If you have information, call 911 or the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department at (336) 634-3232.