A Corona woman reported missing after she failed to return home from work Monday was located today in Orange, disoriented and apparently suffering from amnesia, according to her eldest son.
"The police found her. She didn't know who she was, or where she was," Josh Warwick, 34, told City News Service. "They couldn't tell us what had happened to her."
He said his 54-year-old mother was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital of Orange for further evaluation and treatment. He, his father and other family members were waiting to see her.
According to Corona police Sgt. Kim Velasco, Jane Warwick was found around 2 p.m. The circumstances were not immediately clear.
Velasco issued a statement earlier today saying that detectives did not suspect foul play in connection with the woman's disappearance, without elaborating, adding that detectives were "actively investigating" and "exhausting all leads."
Detectives were apparently able to "ping" Warwick's Verizon mobile phone to narrow down her location.
Josh Warwick told CNS that the family initially felt investigators were not taking the case seriously, but were relieved when detectives in both Corona and Orange County today began "ramping up" efforts to find her.
The mother of two was dropped by her husband, Steve, at the North Main Corona Metrolink station around 5:40 a.m. Monday for her daily trip to Buena Park, where she works for an insurance company.
According to Warwick, security camera surveillance video obtained from the commuter rail service confirmed that his mother boarded the train. But where and when the 5-foot-4, 95-pound woman disembarked remains a mystery.
"She usually takes the bus from the train station to work, but if she misses the bus, she walks, and it's not a great area," Warwick said Tuesday night.
According to the south Corona resident, the roughly two miles to his mom's office takes her from the Metrolink station at Dale Street and Lakeknoll Drive, south to Artesia Boulevard, west along Artesia, underneath the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, then south along Knott Avenue, ending at Knott and Village Drive.
Warwick said his mother was carrying a backpack with personal belongings and trailing a wheeled briefcase containing her laptop computer.
There were no red flags until 5:30 p.m. Monday when Steve Warwick arrived at the Corona station to pick up his wife. Josh Warwick said his father waited two hours -- until the last train arrived -- before realizing something was wrong.
"She never came home," he said.
-- City News Service