A day after Genevieve Mittermaier escaped from a Pembroke Pines mental health facility with help of another person and a rope ladder, she was found in Georgia, police confirmed.
Earlier in the day, police said they thought they knew who helped Mittermaier escape from her court-mandated stay at a hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Pembroke Pines police released a photograph of David Sankey, 55, who might have been driving a 2001 black BMW with California license plate 4RQL732. That was a more specific description of the car seen ferrying Mittermaier away from South Florida State Hospital Correct Care Recovery Solutions on Tuesday.
Before her escape, police say, Mittermaier, 47, was spotted on a cell phone. A BMW pulled up and a man threw a rope ladder over the fence. Mittermaier climbed out.
By Wednesday afternoon, they said Mittermaier had been found, but did not go into further details about Sankey.
Miami Herald staff writer Carli Teproff contributed to this report.