Authorities: Missing woman 'alive and well'


Josee L. Germond, a 65-year-old Taos resident who was reported missing March 7, is alive and well, according to authorities.

A missing person notice released by Taos County Crime Stoppers earlier this month will be updated, said Taos Police Dept. Det. Barry M. Holfelder, who explained that Germond visited the department the afternoon of April 1 to confirm that she was safe.

A friend of Germond had contacted The Taos News this month and said that Germond had been missing for a few weeks. The circumstances surrounding Germond's disappearance are unclear, though authorities have said Germond reported having been "in a bad place" and that she recently "found the support she needed."