Search area extended for missing Burlington woman

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GREENSBORO, N.C. --The leads are few, but the determination is still strong to find 90-year-old Ruzie Suggs.

Suggs' family is extending their search for the Burlington woman to Virginia, Maryland, and even Washington D.C. The goal is to check every homeless shelter, hospital, and homeless shelter for Suggs.

Suggs has been missing since September 8th, after she dropped off a friend on Lincoln Street in Greensboro. Investigators believe she made the wrong turn on her way back home to Burlington.

Cellphone records showed that Suggs tried to use her phone on September 10th in the South Boston, Virginia area. However the phone has been off since.

Suggs' nephew Shayne Suffern has assigned each family member a state to conduct a search for Suggs.

"I'm just lost without her. We have nowhere to turn, and we just want her back," Suffern said.

Suggs is described as having gray hair, brown eyes and stands 5’6,” weighing about 100 pounds.

Police said she drives a 2005 white Cadillac Deville with personalized tags that say ‘Ruzie1′ and reportedly uses a clear cane and has difficulty walking. Her poodle could be with her as well.

The family is offering a $5,000 reward for any information.

Anyone with information about Suggs should call the Burlington Police Department at 229-3500 or local authorities.