Sunday, April 1, 2012
SEE HER PICTURE - Mrs. Wilkinson Still Missing Since Friday
ROXIE, MS - Mrs Roxie Wells Wilkinson, an 81 year old Franklin County resident is missing. Ms. 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. 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 on Friday the Southwest Search and Rescue used dogs, but 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 Saturday morning the search was called off and resumed at day break. During the early afternoon Saturday, Lincoln County Sheriffs office added manpower to the search. Search began again at daybreak on Sunday morning but was called off at approximately 11:00 am. Ms Wilkinson is considered still missing. Ms Wilkinson 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.
Based on speculation, by several unnamed sources, it is believed, based on the fact there have not been any 'scent hits by the dogs', that Ms Wilkinson may have been picked up by a person or person(s) in a vehicle. She is not carrying any ID and has been diagnosed with early stages of dementia. If anyone has any information or knows her whereabouts please contact the Franklin County Sheriffs office at 601-384-2324
Source: FCNews Staff