Authorities feared the worst when UGA graduate went missing in August.
Ivy Dawn Merck has been is alive and well and has been reunited with her parents, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. She has been reunited with her parents, who learned on Friday that authorities feared the 25-year-old Athens resident had harmed herself. On Friday, according to the Banner Herald, Merck turned 25. A note from a Facebook page set up to help find her said more details about her situation would be forthcoming. One post on the page says: "We found Ivy in Miami. Details to follow... She is safe and this page was instrumental to the story. Thanks for your support!!!" -Chad Merck.
Ivy Dawn Merck was last seen on August 24.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Police in Georgia and Florida fear that a University of Georgia graduate last seen in late August may have harmed herself. She last wrote about having problems she needed to sort out, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. Ivy Dawn Merck, who worked at Good Hands Veterinary Clinic in Oconee County, told friends she was going home to see her parents. She left her car in a parking lot in Deerfield Beach, far from her Kingsland, Georgia, home and disappeared, the story says. Merck boarded her dog in Kingsland but didn't stop at her parents' house. Her car was found 350 miles away in Broward County. Authorities at first feared someone may have abducted her, but now believe she may have committed suicide. There's a Facebook page …