Lincolnshire Police assisted by members of the public and volunteer services have continued their searches for missing Marion Scott throughout today (30/12/12).
Unfortunately Marion is still missing. Police have covered all the areas that Marion likes to visit locally and the areas where it is felt that Marian may have been capable of reaching.
Officers are still asking local residents, farmers, property owners and businesses to search their land and buildings. Police are also still asking for the help of the public in respect of any sightings of Marion or any suggestions as to where she may be.
Marion’s family are terribly worried about her and feel the media coverage has not sufficiently conveyed the fact that she has dementia, suffers from memory loss and can be confused.
Police are extremely grateful to all the volunteers who have shown concern for Marion and assisted with the searches.
Tomorrow (Monday 31st December) officers will be reviewing their actions so far and renewing efforts to find Marion.
Presently they are not planning any searches which require the help of public volunteers. If there is a need for such action officers have the names and contact details of all those persons who have offered to help and will be in touch.
Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy said, “We are extremely worried about Marion Scott and are doing every thing we can to find her, naturally her family are very upset and concerned and we are supporting them as much as we can.
“I have been very impressed with the help we have received from many local residents and other volunteers who have turned out in great numbers to help us. I would like to thank them all for their efforts so far.
“We are determined to leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find Marion.”
Lincolnshire Police are appealing for anyone who thinks they may have seen Marion to contact us on 101 or alternatively 999 if they think they see her wandering.
LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE say they will continue their searches today (Sunday 30th December) for 83 year old Marion Scott who went missing from her home in Market Rasen on the evening of December 27th (Thursday). Any further developments will be added to this site.
LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE say they are now gravely concerned for the welfare of 83 year old Marion Scott who went missing from her home in Acre Close, Market Rasen last Thursday evening the 27th December.
Inspector Michelle McIlroy, who is leading the continuing search for Marion today (Saturday 29th December), says that as far as they know, Marion was not dressed to withstand the wet and cold when she left home.
“The last two nights have been wet, cold and windy and unless Marion has found shelter we fear for her welfare,” she said.
“Willingham Woods just outside the centre of Market Rasen has been the centre of our ground searches but we have also had officers knocking on doors in the Market Rasen area showing Marion’s photograph and asking for sightings.
So far we have had two reports of sightings which match Marion’s description and that was on the evening of the day she disappeared (Thursday 27th) and within ¾ mile of her home,” said Michelle.
In addition to the ground searches, a police helicopter with heat-seeking equipment has been used and social media is being used to alert members of Farmwatch and Neighbourhood Watch in the Market Rasen area.
The police are also asking anyone in the area, whether farmers or houses with land and who have outbuildings to check those areas for Marion and to report anything suspicious to the police by dialling 101.
Officers, police dog teams, police support units, Louth Rescue Dogs and other volunteer services have been searching the woods both on foot and in 4x4 vehicles for any trace of Marion.
“We have a family liaison officer with Marion’s husband, Douglas who is obviously extremely distressed at his wife’s disappearance,” said Inspector McIlroy.
“We know that Marion suffers from dementia and sometimes has trouble remembering even her name and address. We are urgently appealing for anyone who thinks they may have seen Marion to contact us on 101 or even 999 if they think they see her wandering.”
Marion is described as around 5ft 4in tall, of slight build with short black hair. She was wearing brown cord trousers, grey slip-on shoes and a green top. It is thought she was wearing a pink jacket.
Marion Scott, known as Mary, went missing from her home in Acre Close, Market Rasen, at around 6.45pm yesterday. It is thought she may have gone for a walk in the area of Willingham Woods.
Mrs Scott is described as around 5ft 4in tall, of sleight build with short black hair. She was wearing a brown cord trousers, grey slip-on shoes and a green top. It is thought she was wearing a pink jacket.
Marion, or anyone who knows where she may be is asked to call Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 325 of December 27, 2012.
An 83-year-old woman has gone missing from her home in Market Rasen.
The woman, known as Mary, was last seen at her home address at 6.45pm last night, Thursday December 27.
She is described as white, approx 5’3” - 5’4” tall, slim, with dark medium length hair.
Mary has dementia and may not know who she is or where she lives.
Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident 325 of 27/12/12.