Saturday, March 31, 2012

Search Broadens for Elderly Lady as Lincoln County Sheriffs Office Adds to Search

ROXIE, MS -  UPDATE at 5:45 PM Saturday, March 31st / Search continues as Ederly Lady is still missing.  Lincoln County Sheriffs office adds additional manpower 

An 81 year old Franklin County resident is missing.  Ms. Roxie Wells Wilkinson was discovered missing around 2 pm Friday, March 30th  from her residence at 425 Peterson Rd off Hwy 98 near the Franklin / Lincoln county line at Smithdale, Ms.  Ms. Wilkinson has be diagnosed with early stages of dementia and also has a medical heart condition that requires medication.  Ms. Wilkinson also must wear glasses but her glasses were found in her home along with her required heart medication.  Her family searched for her for about one hour prior to calling the Franklin County Sheriffs office who immediately called the Franklin County Search and Rescue  Unit.  A rescue operation was set up and a grid search began without success.  At about 7 pm the Southwest Search and Rescue used dogs with did not get a 'scent hit' as to her location.  Also, the Angola Search and Rescue Unit joined in the search.  At about 2 am this morning the search was called off and resumed at day break this morning.  At this time (9:15 am Saturday, March 31st) the grid search is continuing.  Ms Wilkinson, who is an 81 year old white female, was last seen wearing a pink top with white pants with white croc shoes.  She does not have ID, her purse or her glasses. Ms. Wilkinson also does not have her heart medication that is required.  During the early afternoon today, Lincoln County Sheriffs office added manpower to the search.   If anyone has any information or knows her whereabouts please contact the Franklin County Sheriffs office at 601-384-2324

Source: FCNews Staff update