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Linda Thompson

A missing Baton Rouge woman whose abandoned vehicle was found near D’Iberville was found Monday in a home under construction in Biloxi, police said.

Linda Thompson, 67, was being checked out by medical personnel after she was found at a construction site off Brodie Road on Monday morning, Biloxi Police Maj. Christopher De Back said.

How she ended up about 145 miles from her home wasn’t clear.

“As far as we know, she didn’t know anybody here,” De Back said.

“We’ve notified Baton Rouge police and her family are being notified,” he said.

“But she is alive. She is safe.”

Thompson was last seen Oct. 27 at her home in Baton Rouge. Police found Thompson's car later that day 140 miles away along Interstate 10 in D'Iberville, Miss., the Sun Herald reported.

“It appeared her car had run out of gas,” De Back said.

Baton Rouge police said last week they believe Thompson suffers from mental illness.

See the Sun Herald story here.