WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Police say they have confirmed a woman who went missing from Busch Gardens earlier this week had returned home.
Police said in an update late Tuesday night reports that Pate had safely returned home in Portsmouth are unsubstantiated.
The department said Pate visited the park with a friend on Monday, and reportedly left the area that day around 2 p.m. and has not been seen since.
Police said there were several unconfirmed reports on Tuesday on Pate being sighted on the Interstate 64 ramp at Lee Hall and in Portsmouth.
The department said Wednesday morning Portsmouth police confirmed Pate returned home and is safe.