Police search for missing elderly Durham woman

Durham Police are searching for a missing 71-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease, last seen Saturday afternoon

June 19, 2010 9:01:22 PM PDT
Durham Police are searching for a missing Alzheimer's patient who walked away from her home on Tranquil Road Saturday afternoon.Authorities say the missing woman is Ellen Williams, 71, of Durham. She lives with her husband at her home on Tranquil Road. Her husband was the last person to see Williams.

Police say Williams has been missing since around 3:30 pm Saturday. Officers brought out K-9 Units to the scene for additional help; they are also located outside her home with pictures of Williams.

"She walked out of the front door to our understanding, and she ventured somewhere out into the community and at this time we have a search team here looking for her along with our investigators and patrol officers," Durham Police Lt. Williams said.

Police say she doesn't respond to her name, Ellen Williams.

If she is found by someone other than police that person should expect to find someone who maybe disoriented or confused.

Anyone with any information should contact the Durham Police Department.

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