Silver Alert issued for missing 85-year-old woman


Left to right: Ola Gatewood Lester and Delilah Lester.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Greensboro woman.

Authorities said Ola Gatewood Lester was last seen Tuesday with her daughter-in-law, Delilah Lester, 66, at 2401 South Side Boulevard in Greensboro.

Officials said the two departed in a dark green 2001 four door Buick LeSabre with a Virginia registration of XMY-5180 at around 3:30 p.m.

Investigators said Delilah was driving to Ola’s home at 463 Crestwood Road in Collinsville, Va., most likely travelling along Highway 29.

Police said neither has been seen since. Foul play is not suspected.

Authorities said Ola Lester suffers from dementia or other cognitive impairment.  She is 5’06” and weighs 165 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and wears glasses.

Delilah Lester is 5’07” and weighs 150 pounds.  Delilah Lester, who resides at 71 Warf Drive, in Basset, Va., has brown hair, brown eyes and wears glasses.

Both Ola Lester and Delilah Lester have been entered into National Crime Information Center as missing persons.

Anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the women can call Greensboro Police at (336) 373-2287, or 911.

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