Yakima police say missing woman has been found safe

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima police say a woman who was reported missing by her family earlier this month has been found safe. 

According to her family, Rosario Mercado, 33, was supposed to be on her way to Mexico in late July to meet up with relatives. When she didn't show up within a couple days, the family became worried, police said. 

Mercado was reported missing on Aug. 2. 

Detectives interviewed a number of people who know Mercado, but they were unable to track her down in the first couple weeks of her missing, police said. 

On Tuesday, police said she was found at a friend's house in Yakima with her boyfriend. Police did not provide the reason she never went to visit her relatives. 


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