06/09/2015 12:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Pregnant Woman Reappears After Vanishing On Baby's Due Date

The six-day search for a woman who disappeared shortly before she was expected to deliver her baby by C-section has been found safe in North Carolina.

A deputy from the Watauga County sheriff's department located Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, at a gas station in Boone on Monday shortly after getting an alert that she'd used her bank card at a nearby CVS pharmacy, according to WSOC-TV.

Her teenage daughter Laura Lusk reported her missing from Salisbury, about 85 miles southeast of Boone, on June 2. Lusk told police that she left her mother at home for "seven or eight minutes" while she gassed up the car for the drive to the hospital. When she got back to the house, her mother was missing, along with her wallet and cellphone.

She was seen at a Statesville gas station a day later, and police have said they believe she spent a night in a hotel there.

The deputy who found Bradshaw-Crowther said she hopped out of her van and said, "I am Carrie," when a deputy pulled up alongside her, the Salisbury Post reported.

WSOC-TV tweeted a photo that possibly showed Bradshaw-Crowther in the parking lot.

Sheriff's deputies told WBTV that the woman had been taken in for a medical evaluation.

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