Silver Alert for Granite Shoals woman canceled

Elaine Banta (Texas Department of Public Safety Photo)
Elaine Banta (Texas Department of Public Safety Photo)

GRANITE SHOALS, Texas (KXAN) — A 68-year-old woman that was reported missing in Granite Shoals has been found and is currently being checked at the hospital.

Authorities issued a Silver Alert for her on Tuesday when she was last seen walking in the 2900 block of Valley East Lane — in a subdivision on the northeast shore of Lake LBJ — at 4:30 p.m.

The Granite Shoals Police Department said Elaine Banta has a cognitive impairment and her disappearance posed a threat to her health and safety. Officers say she did not take her medication Tuesday and was last seen heading north.

Police say an exhaustive two-hour search of the area with a DPS helicopter, officers on foot and a K-9 were not able to find her. But on Wednesday just before noon, police say they located her. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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