ROXIE, MS. - At 12 noon today, April 1, 2012, it has been reported by District 5 Fire Chief, Mr. Roger Causey that Ms. Roxie Wells Wilkinson is still missing from her residence in Smithdale, Ms area of Franklin County. The 81 year old white female has been missing since approximately 2:00 pm Friday, March 30th.
A number of Ground Search and Rescue Teams have been grid searching the area since approximately 4 pm Friday with limited success. Those searches have been called off. The message below was posted on the Franklin County District 5 Fire Dept Facebook page at approximately 11:20 am this morning along with this follow-up article.
Ms. Roxie Wells Wilkinson, age 81
MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT 5 FIRE CHIEF, ROGER CAUSEY:
Regarding the Missing Person Silver Alert for Mrs. Roxie Wells Wilkinson -
MRS. WILKINSON IS STILL MISSING
At this time 4/1/2012; Law Enforcement continues to follow up on leads from the public. Because of extensive on-the-ground searches during the past two days and nights, there are no further on-the-ground searches planned at this time.
Franklin County appreciates the fast response time, thorough searches, hard work and the dedication of ALL AGENCIES participating in the Search & Rescue efforts. A list of all agencies will be posted at another time.
Please check back to keep up-dated on the progress of this search. Meanwhile, please share this site with your friends and family in case they have information to share.
HAVE ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CONTACT FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE @ 601-384-2323.
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. She 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.
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Source: FCNews Staff Report