The family of Adline George, a Beloit woman who went missing on July 31, held a candlelight vigil in September for prayer. Here George’s daughters embrace. -- File photo

Six months later, Beloit woman still missing

Published 9:26pm Monday, January 28, 2013

Though a Beloit woman has been missing without a trace since July, her family is not giving up. They believe she will come back to them or they will somehow find her.

Adline George, 90, went missing from her Beloit home on July 31, when her husband went outside to feed the dogs and came home to find her missing. In the days and weeks following her disappearance, police and rescue teams scoured the area around the home within a three-mile radius and did not even find a clue.

“No new evidence has come in and no suspicious activity or anything has happened,” Sgt. Mike Granthum with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said. “We have come to a dead end but, of course, the case is still open. We are begging the public for any information they have — please come forward with anything.”

Granthum said the last search through the woods for George was in December, just before Christmas. The sheriff’s department in not going out and doing searches, but if someone calls in an area and reports something, they will do a search, Granthum said.

As for the children of George, they are not giving up hope, passing out flyers, raising money and even searching the woods themselves.

George’s daughter Loretta Thomas said she is still positive they will find her.

“We are still looking and we are doing a lot of praying because we believe that she is going to be found,” Thomas said. “My brother Douglas is still going out on foot and and all of us [siblings] are supporting and helping out with the money because we are trying to raise the reward money for anybody who has information.”

Other siblings have put postings on Facebook and posted flyers all over Selma and surrounding counties. When asked if they had received any tips about their mother’s disappearance Thomas said, “Not anything … not anything at all.”

The George family is also trying to raise more money for a reward.

“We need prayer that someone will leave us some type of tip,” Thomas said. “We are just looking for anything — if someone knows anything or remembers anything about that day she went missing, please let us know.”

George disappeared from her home on July 31 around 5:30 p.m. She was last seen in dark green sweatpants and a light green button-up shirt. She suffers from Alzheimer’s and diabetes. If you have seen Adline George, or think you may have seen her, any information will help the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department in this investigation. Call the Crimestoppers tip line, 1-866-44-CRIME.

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