Amy Ahearn, Saddleback College Professor Missing Since August, Found Safe in South LA

A Saddleback College English professor who has been missing since August was found Friday night in South Los Angeles.

Lake Forest 40-year-old Amy Ahearn, whose family believes she may suffer from a degenerative brain disease, was found by Los Angeles Police Department officers Friday night.

Reported missing when she did not show up to her classes that began on Aug. 22, Ahearn was spotted in mid-September in Norwalk, where a family took her in after she was hanging out in front of their home. She disappeared again the next day.

Ahern's family, which is based in Illinois and had hired a private investigator to help find her, was reportedly told by the LAPD that the professor did not appear to be physically injured. Her sister apparently evaluated her over the weekend.

It is believed Ahearn may suffer from Huntington's disease, which supposedly runs in the family.

Ahearn teaches English composition at Saddleback, according to the staff directory.


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