Missing Sterling woman located and taken to hospital

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UPDATE: After a search, Lechman was found and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Whiteside County deputies, along with Sterling Police and Fire, Rock Falls Police and Fire, Illinois State Police, Tampico Search and Rescue, CGH EMS and Morrison Fire, helped locate the missing woman.

Original Story:

WHITESIDE COUNTY, Illinois -- The Whiteside County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to find an endangered missing woman.

Carole J. Lechman, 54, was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, near the end of Como Road in Sterling.

Lechman is 5'5" tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweater, jeans, and no coat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office at 815-772-4044.

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