$5K reward offered for information on missing Burlington woman

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Ruzie Suggs

BURLINGTON, N.C. – The family of a missing Burlington woman said they are now offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to a safe return.

90-year-old Ruzie Dixon Suggs was reported missing last Monday after family members said they could not reach her.

Her nephew and niece, Shayne and Rochelle Suffern, said they went to her home and discovered she was missing along with her car and nine-year–old brown and gray poodle.

Burlington police immediately issued a silver alert. Officials said Suggs was last seen Saturday Sept. 8 when she dropped off a friend on Lincoln Street in Greensboro.

Police said they have expanded their search to South Boston, Va. and Clarksville, Va., saying her cell phone records show calls were attempted from those areas.

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.

Her family members have increased their reward from $2,000.

“We are praying that this increased reward will encourage more people to get involved in the search for our aunt, and that someone will find her soon,” said Shayne Suffern, her nephew, according to a prepared statement. “We appreciate all that everyone is doing to spread the word; and we want her home as soon as possible.”