Missing Chandler woman found at friend's apartment

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Vilma Manaoat Baca has been missing since May 1 By Jennifer Thomas Vilma Manaoat Baca has been missing since May 1 By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. – A woman who had been missing for more than a month was located over the weekend.

Vilma Manaoat Baca, 43, was last seen getting into a taxicab near Ray and Cooper roads on May 1. She was headed to an appointment.

Baca was found at a local apartment complex where she decided she wanted to live with a friend, according to Chandler police Sgt. Joe Favazzo.

Police had received information that she was staying in the area where she was located and also had received a call from a local store advising she was in there all the time.

It was believed that she did not have her required medication with her when she left the residence, but Favazzo said it turned out that she had taken it with her.