Kay Pacey found safe and well on Niangala property

A FULL-scale land search for a woman last seen in August was abandoned on Monday after she was found on a remote property near Tamworth.

Police found Kay Pacey living in a hut on a property near Niangala after landholders saw media reports appealing for help to find her.

Ms Pacey, 62, was reported missing to police on October 11 – nine weeks after she was last seen by a taxi driver.

Ms Pacey was dropped at the intersection of Forrest Way and Black Gap Road, Niangala, by a taxi on August 8, before concerned members reported her missing last week.

The dog squad as well as trail bikes were about to be deployed on Monday morning to search an area near Hanging Rock when locals contacted police.

“There were others that resided on that property and knew that she was there, when they saw the alerts that a search was going to be conducted in the area, they were able to assist us,” Chief Inspector Phil O’Reilly said.

She was located residing in a hut on a remote property in the Niangala area and she is being cared for. - Chief Inspector Phil O'Reilly

“I’m happy to say that around 9am [on Monday morning] she was located residing in a hut on a remote property in the Niangala area and she is being cared for.

“She is in good condition.”

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