After a few days of unsuccessful searches for missing elderly woman Hyacinth Gage, residents are being urged to engage her in conversation if they happen to meet her anywhere in order to prevent her from wandering off, and to contact authorities.
“If they see her at any point in time, engage her in conversation, call 911, do not leave her until 911 arrives. Take that five or 10 minutes out of your day. It may be a bit of an inconvenience for you, but it’s going to save the family a long headache if you can just engage her,” community activist Winston Henry said.
Gage, a 74-year-old, has been missing since Tuesday and despite several reports of her being sighted across the country, family members have not been able to find her.
Henry told OBSERVER media that they have been getting a lot of calls about sightings, but when they get to the location there is no sight of her, and the searchers essentially have to comb large areas to no avail.
The most recent calls, according to Henry, placed Gage in the Cedar Valley area.
The elderly woman was last seen at the Mount St John’s Medical Center, where one of her daughters had taken her to undergo blood tests.
She was supposed to rejoin her daughter after the procedure, but no one has seen or heard from her since.
According to the description provided, Gage is about five feet tall, light in complexion and weighs around 130 pounds.
She was last seen wearing a short wig, a light peach top and three-quarter jeans pants with black sandals and a deep green hoodie with bright orange trim.
The police are currently investigating the matter and, at the time of writing this report, have been unsuccessful thus far in locating the elderly woman.
Anyone who may have seen Gage or may have any information about her location, is asked to contact the family at 774-5070, 723-5096, 775-1495 or the nearest police station.