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Joe Furey

Searchers Find Missing Woman On Avon Mountain

WEST HARTFORD — A local woman spent the night in woods near the top of Avon Mountain after getting lost during a walk along an unfamiliar trail, police said Wednesday afternoon.

Police began searching for Alexis Aldrich, 23, about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday after a West Hartford officer found her car in a Metropolitan District Commission parking lot on Avon Mountain, police said. A silver alert for Aldrich was issued about 8 a.m. Wednesday. She was alone and had left her cellphone at home, Lt. Ted Stoneburner said.

Police searched the MDC property until Aldrich was found about 11:20 a.m. near the Heublein tower in Avon, police said. "She was seen by medical personnel and...