Thursday, February 28, 2008

Police continue search for missing 86-year-old woman


Santa Barbara Police continued to search last night for a missing 86-year-old woman who was last seen by her husband at 6 p.m. Wednesday at her home on the 1200 block of Shoreline Drive.
Police officials say the missing woman, Carla Seed, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Seed was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has long gray hair and gray eyes.

“We have had not success in locating her,” said Sgt. Marty Ensign, a spokesman for the police department. “We’re continuing a methodical search of the Mesa area.”
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, search and rescue teams, the harbor patrol and the city fire department joined city police in the search yesterday.
Ensign said the search also included a helicopter, which will rejoin the search today if Seed is not found overnight.
A police official said Seed’s husband discovered his wife was missing when he checked her bedroom to see if she was in bed for the night.
According to the Associated Press, Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that includes symptoms of memory loss, impairment of judgment, disorientation, personality change, difficulty in learning and loss of language skills.
Anyone with information about Seed’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 911.

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