A 40-year-old Valrico woman last seen Feb. 10 at a motel pay phone wearing a mink coat and sneakers is in Las Vegas, Nev., said Hillsborough sheriff's spokesman Jack Espinosa.
Espinosa said Linda Minns Smith hitched rides from several truck drivers to Kingman, Ariz., where she called a cousin who lives in Las Vegas.
The cousin, a 911 operator, called Smith's husband, who contacted the Sheriff's Office.
He told officials that Smith had taken a bus from Kingman to Las Vegas, where she is staying with her cousin.
Officials had feared foul play when Smith's purse was found behind a convenience store the day after her disappearance. Last week, they searched the area near where she had disappeared.