PALM BAY, Florida-- A Brevard County resident reporting a suspicious person in his neighborhood led a Brevard County Sheriff's deputy to the discovery of a woman who had been missing for more than two weeks.
22-year-old Marsharie Lemons-Garret was located just before 10:30 pm Wednesday night in a wooded area at the west end of Briar Creek Blvd in the town of Malabar, Florida. The resident who lives in the 1300 block of Pemberton Trail in Malabar called deputies after seeing a woman wandering in the area.
Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy James Harrison responded from the beachside area and trekked into the wooded area where the woman was last seen. The deputy was on foot and located the woman who attempted to hide.
Police say that Lemons-Garrett appeared to be suffering from exposure including numerous insect bites - but otherwise appeared in good condition. She was taken to Palm Bay Hospital for evaluation.
Palm Bay Police detectives responded to the hospital where they will attempt to interview the woman in hopes of determining what occurred. Family members are being contacted and the investigation is ongoing.
Lemons-Garret was last seen by her mother at home at 2151 Oaklyn Street in Palm Bay, Florida over two weeks ago.