CATRON COUNTY, New Mexico — Two Brookville women who were reported missing during a trip to New Mexico were found alive Thursday afternoon, authorities confirmed.
Robyn Bodine and Tracie Shoe went on a trip to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, about two hours south of Albuquerque, to stay at the Riverbend Hot Springs.
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The two women checked out of their hotel Tuesday before 11 a.m. and were supposed to board their flight and arrive in Cincinnati around 6 p.m. — but they never did.
Brookville police said in a news release that the two two women were found at 1 p.m. in an “extremely remote area.”
Truth or Consequences Chief of Police Luis Tavizon told News Center 7 the two women were found by deputies in Catron County, New Mexico “alive and well.”
According to Tavizon, Bodine and Shoe were found in their car after it got stuck in mud near Snow Lake, which is located inside of Gila National Forest.
“It’s probably a good 28 miles in— you have zero cell phone service,” he said. “When you go out there, to go fishing or recreational type stuff, you’re off the grid. No cell phone service, no nothing. So you just don’t expect to contact anybody.”
Tavizon told News Center 7 he is thankful that the two women were found safe and they’ll be reunited with their family soon.
We will continue updating this story as more details become available.
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