D/FW AIRPORT — A woman reported missing at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Friday by her 12-year-old son was found Saturday at a rental car facility at the airport, officials said.
The woman, identified as Joland Newburg, was questioned by airport police and then transferred to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for psychiatric evaluation, the airport said in a news release.
Newburg, 46, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.,was later charged with abandonment or endangerment of a child, a third-degree felony, according to D/Fw spokesman David Maga´na. She was released from Parkland and was being held in the Dallas County jail with bond set at $1,500.
Newburg disappeared from the Airport on Friday morning while on a layover with her son, prompting an intensive search.
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Acting on two different tips, D/FW Department of Public Safety officers found Newburg at a pay phone at the rental facility about 7 a.m. Saturday, some 20 hours after she was last seen at the airport, Maga´na said.
She was believed to have taken a cab from the rental car facility Friday morning before being found there on Saturday. Newburg and her son arrived from Arkansas Friday morning and had a layover at Terminal A.
The child was kept Friday night by social workers, airport officials said.
Note: Authorities initially provided the woman's first name as "Jolanda." This story reflects the latest, corrected information.