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FOUND ALIVE

Schenectady woman alive after week in the weeds

Missing resident built shelter out of brush

Wilma Trotter, 60, missing since last week, was located in thick vegetation, shown above, on the side of a hill in the area of Shonowee Avenue and Washington Avenue in Scotia on Friday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Wilma Trotter, 60, missing since last week, was located in thick vegetation, shown above, on the side of a hill in the area of Shonowee Avenue and Washington Avenue in Scotia on Friday.
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A woman who left her Schenectady home a week ago and never returned was found alive after she built herself an “igloo” of vines and brush near the Mohawk River, police said. Wilma Trotter, 60, stormed away from her home last Friday, leaving cash and her phone on the front steps. She called a taxi and left in search of “peace and quiet,” Schenectady police Detective Eric Peters said. The taxi took her to Scotia, ...


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