UPDATE: Gilbert woman missing for 68 hours found safe

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Anne Carver returns home

UPDATE: Thursday morning

GILBERT -- The Gilbert woman at the center of an intense search since disappearing while walking her dog earlier this week has been found.

Police said they were contacted shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday and advised that Anne Carver had returned.

It's not clear how she got home or where she had been. While Carver appeared to be fine physically, she was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The search for Carver, 34, drew national attention.

This all started early Monday morning when Carver went for a walk with her dog. The dog was later found by itself in Carver's driverway. It still had its leash on. There was, however, no sign of Carver.

Detectives are conducting interviews, trying to determine exactly where Carver was for 68 hours, as well as the circumstances of her disappearance and return.

Gilbert police said that at this point they have not ruled out foul play.


GILBERT - Police are looking for a Valley woman who took her dog for a walk and never came home.

Adding to the mystery is that her dog turned up, but Anne Carver is still missing. There are still more questions than answers in this case. According to Gilbert police, there is no immediate indication of foul play. Still, this is a very difficult time for the family of Carver. There is still no word on where the 34-year-old might be.

It has been more than 24 hours since Mary Anne Williams last saw or heard from her daughter Anne. At about 5 a.m. on Monday Carver left her parent's Gilbert home near Queen Creek and Greenfield Roads to go for a walk with her dog Xena. An hour later a neighbor found the dog in the family's driveway alone with its leash still on. Anne was nowhere to be found.

Late Tuesday afternoon, K-9 officers were taken to the neighborhood. Investigator focused the search at a nearby canal. Family and friends spent the day posting flyers throughout the area.

According to family members, Anne has no history of running away and has no medical conditions. They hope that if Anne is watching, she will call them to let them know she is safe.

Gilbert police is the main agency investigating this case but they have also asked for help from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Their search dogs are the ones who were out in the area.

Anyone who might have seen Carver between 6 and 7 a.m. Monday morning is asked to contact police.