Authorities suspend search for missing elderly woman in Shelby County
Now, authorities are asking for help from the general public.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There was no sign of a missing elderly woman in Shelby County on Thursday, leading police to suspend the search.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office originally believed it would be able to find the woman somewhere in the area of her home where she walked away from, but after two days of searching, that wasn’t the case.
Leoni Unzicker is 75 years old, 5-feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She was last seen at her home off U.S. 60 about 2.5 miles west of Simpsonville at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Aerials taken by the WDRB Sky Cam show that the search area is heavily wooded.
At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s office called off the search in the area after not being able to find her. Detectives believe it's possible someone could have picked her up and dropped her off somewhere else.
Physically, she is in very good shape, but she does suffer from Alzheimer’s.On Thursday, the sheriff’s office asked for help from the public.
"The heat is not good, and she’s been gone since midday yesterday," said Det. Mark Moore of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. "If someone in the listening audience has seen her -- even it it's not recently, even if it's yesterday -- please contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office."
Authorities say that in the past few days, she has wandered off a few times, but her family had been able to find her. This time, that's not the case.
Anyone who has seen her or sees her in the future is asked to call 911 or the Shelby County Sheriff at 502-633-4324.
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