Greensboro police still searching for missing elderly woman

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Authorities say they are still looking for an 80-year-old woman who was reported missing out of Greensboro by her daughter on Saturday.

Pamela Council told police she discovered her mother Rudene Franqui missing after authorities said they were called to 203 Windhill Court, apartment F around 2:18 p.m.

“She came up for the holidays. We had a nice Christmas dinner over my house.  We exchanged gifts and then this happened,” Council said.

Council said she does not know how long her mother had been gone. She said she may have walked to the train or bus station.

Franqui is described as a black female, 80 years old, standing 5’02” and weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes and shoulder length grey hair.

Police said Franqui is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairments. Franqui’s family said she does not know the Greensboro area. Authorities said she is from Georgia and was visiting family for a few days.

Officials said she was last seen wearing a royal blue windbreaker, grey sweatpants and black moccasins.

Council said she is worried. She said her mother is not dressed for the cold temperatures.

“I’m very concerned that somebody picked her up and she’s in harm’s way and it’s just killing us that we just don’t know where she is,” Council said.

Officials said K9 units and several patrol units canvassed the area, but Franqui was not located. Franqui’s family handed out flyers in nearby neighborhoods and around the area Sunday afternoon.

“We are very concerned about her and especially with the temperatures the way they are,” said Greensboro Police Sgt. Alan McHenry. “We need to find her as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information on Franqui’s whereabouts can call the Greensboro Police Department at (336) 373-2287.

Rudene Franqui (Family photo)

Rudene Franqui (Family photo)

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