Family of missing woman thankful for her safe return

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — When Headland resident Robin Fancher went missing, both residents and family members were concerned.

“How do you missing in Headland?” one woman said.

According to authorities, Fancher left her apartment to go to the nearby post office.

Days went by and still, nothing from Fancher.

Gary Mattox, who is Robin’s brother-in-law, received a call they had located Fancher, but the news was not pleasant at first.

“The first news I received was that they had found her, but she was deceased,” Mattox said. 

Mattox said as he was preparing to break the news to Robin’s son Travis, he received another call.

“As I was on my way down there, I found out that she was alive and that they were taking her to the hospital,” he said.

Mattox said although this was a traumatic experience for Robin, he hopes she sees how blessed she is. 

“I hope she just takes this blessing and learn from it and get her life and affairs in order,” he said. “I had the same similar thing to happen to me sometimes we don’t get a second a chance.  I hope she will take it.”

Robin was 24 minutes away from her home. First responders said it took around 90 minutes to remove her from the vehicle as she was pinned against the driver’s door.

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