The missing Idaho woman has been found safe, but very disoriented and in a town where she lived back in the 1960s. Cynthia Adams went to a doctor’s appointment last Tuesday and she never returned home, according to Fox News on Sept. 29.
The 52-year-old told police that she has no idea how she got to the Mississippi town which was considered her hometown in the 1960s when her father was a minister of a church there. The Boise Police Department spokesperson Stan Niccolls said that Adams made three cash withdrawals while she was gone, one in Idaho and two in Wyoming.
Out of the blue she appeared at the front door of a home in Clara, Mississippi on Saturday. Believe it or not, the same people lived in that home since the 1960s when Adams was a part of that community. This case is very bizarre because Adams was not suffering from any memory problems when she went missing, reports People Magazine.
Her husband said that there was no reason for her to disappear and very unlike his wife to do so. The couple wasn’t fighting and although she was experiencing some health problems, these problems would have nothing to do with her memory.
Tina Brewer opened the Clara Grocery Store on Saturday morning and Adams walked in and told her that she had just gotten into town in the wee hours of the morning, about 1 a.m. and she said that slept in her truck. Brewer said she looked like a woman who may have been up all night. Her appearing at the store like she did with her travel story was “kinda strange” said Brewer.
She seemed to know everyone, she would say the first names and people would fill in their last names for her. She asked about the McCarty girls and one man piped up “do you mean Bug? Bug turned out to be a woman by the name of Elizabeth Singleton who lives deep in the woods outside of town.
This is the house Adams showed up at on Saturday. Singleton told her “well, honey, come on in,” after telling Singleton that the clothes she was wearing were the only clothes that she had. Adams gave her old friend a story that had some big pieces left out. She seemed to not know the timeline of her life and knew nothing about living in Idaho.
Adams couldn’t remember her family or her life in Idaho, but she remembered the folks in this town, Clara, Mississippi. She kept repeating “My home is gone and the school is burned.” Singleton didn’t understand what her friend was trying to tell her. She finally said “I don’t understand, “were you in a tornado?”
Singleton then went to Adams’ Facebook page and learned that she was missing. This is when she called the police. Deputy Michael Patton from the Wayne County’s Sheriff’s Office came to the home. He said he didn’t want to scare Adams, but he took her name and verified that she was missing from Idaho.
He called an ambulance and stayed as they loaded her into the back. For Singleton, that was a bizarre visit and she’s still reeling from it today. She said she is welcome to drop back by, but she also hopes that she gets the help she needs.