UPDATE 8:45 p.m. — The 76-year-old woman and her 5-year-old great-grandson were found and are safe, according to WSOC.
The search began after Mary Ann Yoder was scheduled to drop off her great-grandson, Dustin Byers, at Stoney Point Elementary School.
They never showed up.
Officials say Yoder reportedly suffers from dementia. She was last known to be driving a 1997 Toyota 4Runner with North Carolina tags BFC-9655.
Anyone with information about Yoder or Dustin’s whereabouts, are asked to immediately call 911 or the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.