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Missing Medford woman found safe in Shady Cove

Following a search lasting more than a week, a Medford woman has been found and is safe, her family said.

Tips through social media led a Jackson County sheriff's deputy to find 54-year-old Nancy Kuykendall staying at a hotel in Shady Cove, according to Medford police Lt. Kevin Walruff.

According to Kuykendall's daughter Karisa Edwards, who lives with her mother, Kuykendall left in her Toyota Corolla during the morning of Nov. 29, leaving behind psychiatric medications and her cellphone at her home in the 1100 block of Woodrow Lane.

"She was found, and we are thankful she is safe," Edwards said.

No activity was reported on her credit cards during her disappearance. Though Walruff described the disappearance as "unusual behavior" for Kuykendall, he said she didn't break any laws.

An investigator is taking a closer look to ensure Kuykendall is safe and taking care of herself, but Walruff described the end of Kuykendall's search as a happy one, expressing gratitude for the tip that led to her safe return.

"That's a good outcome," Walruff said. "That's what we like."