Resident wakes to missing woman pleading for help at window

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VALLEY CENTER, Calif. — A woman was in the hospital Thursday after going missing at a Valley Center campground and turning up at the bedroom window of a home about a mile away.

Diana Dwyer, who was reported missing by her adult son Wednesday, was staying at the Lilac Oaks Campground with her husband when she went missing, according to Sgt. Alfred Duey of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials announced Dwyer had been found Thursday morning.

A woman told police she woke up to Dwyer calling for her at her bedroom window, saying she needed help and water. Residents came outside and matched Dwyer to a missing person’s bulletin on Facebook. They called for help and Dwyer was taken to the hospital to be evaluated and treated for cuts on her legs and feet. Officials said Dwyer had difficulty walking.

Dwyer hadn’t been carrying money or a phone when she left the campground on foot Wednesday, family said. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to her injuries.

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