Mayor: Missing Morris County woman found alive

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A Morris County woman who went missing Tuesday evening has been found alive, according to Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum.

Liz Palanchi, 57, was reported missing Tuesday evening in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive Township.

A large search effort was put into place, particularly due to the frigid temperatures Tuesday night and Wednesday. Search crews used helicopters and thermal imaging devices to search the areas around her home.

Palanchi was found Wednesday evening after she had been missing for over 20 hours. Police posted on Facebook that she was OK, but did not provide any details about where she was found.

Authorities told News 12 New Jersey that Palanchi also went missing about a month ago. They said she was found safe about 24 hours later in a wooded area.

Palanchi's family says that she suffers from some mental health issues.

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