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Police looking for missing Herndon woman.

A local woman with a history of amnesia was reported missing on Monday after she failed to return home from work on Friday, police said. Sandy D. Stanaland, a 47-year-old white female stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She has blue eyes, shoulder length bleached blond hair and she wears several rings, police said. Stanaland speaks with what police describe as a "thick southern accent."

Stanaland who lives in the Alton Square neighborhood of Herndon suffers from disassociative amnesia, according to police. Stanaland's roommate reported her missing on Monday after she had not returned home from work on Friday.

When she left the store Friday afternoon she was wearing a blue/green pants suit, knee-length tan overcoat and dark shoes, police said. She was reportedly carrying a dark colored umbrella and a dark colored purse.

Stanaland was last seen leaving her place of employment at the Kohl's department store in Herndon, on Nov. 1, at approximately 4:57 p.m. Police are working with Kohl's to obtain a surveillance video tape that may show Stanaland leaving the store.

Last March, Stanaland was found wandering in the Round Hill area of Loudoun County. According to police, because of her amnesia, Stanaland did not know who she was or where she was when authorities located her.

"We are checking all places where she might have ended up like hospitals, shelters or other modes of transportation," said Sgt. Donald Amos, of the Herndon Police Department.

Anyone with information about Stanaland is asked to call the Herndon Police at 703-435-6846.