Hope fades in desperate search for a missing elderly woman, 78, as police find her car in floodwaters a week after she disappeared.
- A missing elderly woman’s car was found submerged in NSW floodwaters
- Adele Morrison was reported missing after she left her home in Port Macquarie
- Her car was found in Barrington River, but there is no trace of Mrs. Morrison
The desperate search for a missing elderly woman took a dark turn when her car was found partially submerged.
Adele Morrison’s Toyota Corolla was recovered by emergency services from the flooded Barrington River on the north coast of New South Wales on Thursday morning – but they found no trace of the 78-year-old.
Ms. Morrison was reported missing the day before when her family could not reach her after traveling to Gloucester from her home in Port Macquarie.
Police investigating the disappearance of Adele Ferguson (pictured) have retrieved her car from flood waters, but they have yet to locate the 78-year-old.
Ms. Morrison’s Toyota Corolla (pictured) was discovered partially submerged in the flooded Barrington River on the north coast of New South Wales on Thursday morning.
‘Officers took the car out of the water with the help of SES. There was no person in the vehicle, ” NSW police said in a statement.
“Police are continuing to investigate to locate the woman and are urging anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward.”
A coordinated search in the Barrington River will be conducted Monday after rescue efforts were hampered by floods and road closures.
At the time Ms. Morrison was reported missing, police and her family said they had serious concerns about her well-being due to her age and severe flooding in the area.
Mrs. Morrison is reported to have visited a shopping center in Gloucester at about 10:45 a.m. on March 16. Her whereabouts thereafter are unknown, and her family revealed it was unusual for her not to have regular contact with them.
Mrs. Morrison is described as white, about five feet tall, of medium build with gray hair and hazel or green, golden and brown eyes.
Emergency services will conduct a coordinated search in the Barrington River (pictured during this week’s floods) on Monday as they desperately try to locate Ms. Morrison.