Authorities continue search for missing Beloit woman

Published 11:07 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ORRVILLE — Ask any official with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department for an update on the continuing search for Beloit citizen Adline George, and they will tell you there is no update. The search for the elderly woman started on Tuesday, July 31, when her husband returned inside their home to find her missing.

For the last few weeks the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, along with search and rescue teams, volunteer fire departments and K-9 teams, have scoured a 10-mile radius of George’s home, finding no articles of clothing, no pick-up on a scent and most importantly no trace of George.

“Nothing … no new evidence, no anything,” Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Mike Granthum said. “We are searching different areas and we have expanded our search out away from the residence. We did a four or five mile search to start with and now we have extended out into other places with no tips or anything.”

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For now, police are desperate, following any small tip they get — even when people see a buzzard the department follows up on that lead and search the area.

George is diabetic and in the beginning stages of dementia, but her family said she walked several miles daily so she could have walked for miles.

George is an 89-year-old black female, 5-foot, 2-inches and 120 pounds. She was last seen sleeping on the couch in her home wearing a light green blouse and green sweatpants and is thought to be in the Orrville area. If you have seen her, or have information on where she might you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-866-44-CRIME.

“Don’t think any little tip is small because even if you think you may have seen her — it doesn’t have to be her. We are just looking for anything … anything,” Granthum said.