UPDATE: Missing woman from Monroe County found in Macon

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UPDATE: Tuesday, August 18th at 11:15 a.m. – Bibb County deputies found 64 year old Gwendolyn Harkness-Benjamin safe and unharmed at the Macon Terminal Station just after 10:30 Tuesday morning. She is back at the assisted living facility where she lives in Monroe County.


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing woman.

According to a news release from The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, 64 year old Gwendolyn Harkness-Benjamin has been missing since Wednesday when she left her assisted living facility in Monroe County for a dentist appointment in Macon

Benjamin’s family members share a checking account with her. According to the Sheriff’s Office, transactions on the account show that she took a taxi to the Macon Inn on Riverside Drive the day of her dentist appointment. Another transaction shows that she bought a plane ticket to Miami on Friday.

Benjamin is 5’5″ tall and weighs around 255 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray shirt and gray pants. Her family says she has mental health issues that require medication.

Anyone with information on Gwendolyn Harkness-Benjamin’s whereabouts is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478)751-7500 or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.