Jackson police find missing Ohio woman living out of car

JACKSON, Tenn. — A missing woman from Ohio was found alive in the Hub City.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, 25-year-old Ma’Ri’Ana Spaulding, of Barberton, Ohio, had been missing since November 2022.

The media outlet reported Spaulding’s family began fearing for her safety when she failed to contact them throughout the holidays, including missing her own birthday and the birthdays of her mother and four-year-old son.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that on Sunday night, the Barberton Police Department released a statement confirming Spaulding was located in Jackson, Tennessee.

According to the statement, authorities with the Jackson Police Department performed a welfare check and discovered Spaulding living out of her car.

Details on how and why Spaulding ended up in Jackson are unclear at this time, however the Akron Beacon Journal reports her mother, Lavina Black, celebrated the news in a text message Monday morning that read: “We found her alive and ok!!! GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.”

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