On December 29, Burley was on her way out the door when Roxanne leapt up in excitement to go on a walk. Instead of just leaving, Burley chose to take Roxanne on a walk around the neighborhood, which is where she was stopped by police who asked her if she'd seen a woman in a nightgown walking around. Burley told the officials that she hadn't and then continued on her walk, as is described in the USA Today video below.
Shortly following the police encounter, Burley found herself being pulled by Roxanne towards a ditch off the side of the road. To Burley's immense shock, she spotted a woman in a nightgown lying on the ground.
Burley immediately phoned for help and the woman was transported to a local medical center, as reported by 13News Now. Further details on the woman's condition and backstory are unknown, however Burley did ask that the woman's family members keep her updated via social media.