Mari Ruddy, missing diabetic St. Paul woman, found alive [UPDATE]

Mari Ruddy and the green Honda Civic she was last seen driving.
Mari Ruddy and the green Honda Civic she was last seen driving.

-- Update at bottom --

Today, a desperate search is taking place for Mari Ruddy, a diabetic St. Paul woman who has been missing since around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Ruddy, 48, has had type 1 diabetes for 30 years, the Pioneer Press reports. She wears an insulin pump and family members say she only had enough insulin on her to last two days.

Family members say her personal belongings, including her phone, remain in her St. Anthony Park apartment. She was last seen driving away from it Tuesday afternoon in a 2002 Honda Civic, Minnesota license plate #102-LNC, with a bike rack on top and a red Namaste bumper sticker.

According to, "Mari's family fear that she may harm herself."

According to a KSTC report, Ruddy, a two-time breast cancer survivor, founded the Red Rider Recognition Program and is the director of TeamWILD. Both organizations support women athletes dealing with diabetes, and Ruddy herself is an avid cyclist.

Anyone with information about Ruddy's whereabouts is asked to call St. Paul police at 651-266-5612 during the day or 651-266-5700 after 4 p.m.

:::: UPDATE ::::

According to, Mari has been found alive and taken to the hospital. Information about the circumstances of her discovery aren't immediately available.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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