Shreveport officials searching for missing elderly woman

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:28am

The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find an elderly woman who apparently drove away from her Southern Hills home and has not been seen or heard from since.

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2012 Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to a home in the 1100 block of North Kirkwood Drive relative to a missing person report. On officers arrival they learned that 78 year old Mrs. Betty Rich had driven away from her home there at around 11:00 a.m. this morning, reportedly heading to a friend’s house. When Mrs. Rich never arrived at her intended destination, her friend made contact with Mrs. Rich husband, who in turn notified authorities.

Mrs. Rich, who is reportedly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, is described as a white female, approximately five feet nine inches tall weighing about 200 pounds. Mrs.Rich was last seen driving her silver 2008 Toyota Rav 4 SUV with Louisiana plates VOW876. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Betty Rich, they are asked to immediately call Shreveport Police Headquarters at 318-673-BLUE(2583), 911, or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

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