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BENSON, Vt.

Elderly Vt. woman found after night in the woods

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An elderly woman who spent the night in the woods after going missing from her Benson home is safe after she was spotted from a Department of Homeland Security helicopter. State Police said Francheska Chalizze, 78, was last seen at about 11:30 a.m. Monday and was reported missing at about 11:30 p.m. At about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Chalizze was located a few miles south of her residence, in the Cold Spring area of West Haven. She appeared to be in good health.

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