UPDATE: Both of the elderly women missing from Dinwiddie County since February 20 were found safe Friday evening. Officials say the ladies were spotted at a McDonald's restaurant in Virginia Beach, and are now being reunited with their families.
DINWIDDIE (WRIC) – Police are looking for two elderly women missing since Thursday afternoon.
Mary Lee Lambert, 87, and Lillian Snead Rickmond, 79, both of Scottsburg left a family member's residence in the 7400 block of Vaughan Road in Dinwiddie County heading back to their homes in Scottsburg. They did not make it home and have not been heard from or seen since.
“The fact that they may be taking medication… not having food… change of weather… all of these things we'd be concerned about,” says Dinwiddie County Sheriff Tasha Ridley.
Lambert's family is too upset to go on camera, but say both women have an onset of dementia. They say Lambert has breathing problems and sleeps with oxygen. Where she and Rickmond slept Thursday night, nobody knows.
Lambert is described as being 5'7″ tall and weighing 115 lbs. and a frail build, gray hair and brown eyes and wears glasses. Rickmond is described as being 5'5″ tall 160lbs with gray hair and green eyes.
Lambert was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala gold in color with Virginia handicapped plates 32-9488. Both families and investigators drove the route the pair would have taken home.
There was no sign of the impala, but deputies are looking at expanding their search in case the women are lost in another county or state.
“We've also sent notice to Maryland, North Carolina, all counties here in Virginia as well,” Ridley says.
If anyone has seen these ladies or has any information about the whereabouts of them please contact Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office at 804-469-3755 or Petersburg / Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.
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