Police, troopers find missing Juneau woman at end of Thane

A 52-year-old Juneau woman is recovering in a hospital after police officers and state troopers helped locate her at the end of Thane Road on Sunday.

Alaska State Troopers, Wildlife Troopers and Juneau Police Department officers located Wilda Laughlin at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, according to an online trooper dispatch. The search lasted two hours.

JPD Sgt. David Wrightson said troopers asked JPD to assist in locating Laughlin.

Wildlife troopers on board a department vessel located Laughlin on the beach approximately 3 miles south of the Dupont Dock. She was later taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for medical treatment.

Laughlin was arrested for driving under the influence the evening prior on Willoughby Avenue, according to police reports. Alcohol was not involved.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated to clarify that the Juneau Police Department’s records specify Laughlin was arrested for driving under the influence, not “drunken driving,” as previously reported.

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