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Missing Portales woman found

A missing Portales woman remains hospitalized after being found under a mobile home within a block of her North Avenue A home about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Maria Galvan, 63, disappeared from her residence on foot Saturday afternoon.

Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said Galvan was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital to have her health checked. Berry said there were concerns because of existing health conditions, the cold weather and length of time she'd been missing.

Galvan has Alzheimer's and diabetes, according to a news release from New Mexico State Police.

Berry said Galvan was found after the resident of the mobile home heard noises and called police. Officers checked under the mobile home and found Galvan had crawled under it, he said.