Authorities are relying on the public to aid them in finding out what happened to a partially blind woman from Miami-Dade County, Florida. On September 11, 2019, 60-year-old Caroline Lee Norris told her family that she was taking a quick trip to her local convenience store. She walked to the location along the 1100 block of Northwest 103rd Street and never returned home. Caroline hasn’t been seen or heard from since that time.
“She said, ‘I need my cart.’ I give her the cart, a pushing cart,” Clara Bell Johnson told WSVN. “She’s pushing the cart because she can’t barely see that good. I said, ‘OK, you come right back.’ She said, ‘I’ll be back,’ and she never came back.”
“Please, Caroline, if you can hear me. This is your sister, and you know I love you. I’m hopeful and I’m hopeful every day,” Johnson said. “I hope someone can give her back to us. Give her back to us.”
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“Norris uses a red and black walker and she has trouble with her vision,” police shared with reporters following Caroline’s disappearance. “When she left the residence, Ms. C. Norris was wearing a long, black wig.”
“Ms. Norris’ family members, alongside Special Victims Bureau detectives, will be seeking the assistance of the community to aid with this investigation,” Detective Lee Cowart stated. Officers, as well as members of the community, have gone door-to-door handing out missing person flyers. “We’ve done the investigative portion of this, and we’ve come up empty-handed.”
While speaking with reporters, Caroline’s daughter Kimahyer was understandably upset. “This is totally out of her character. Never has she ever done this before.”
#MISSING: Caroline Norris, 60 years old, was last seen in the 1100 block of NW 103rd Street. Please note, Caroline Norris uses a red and black walker and she has trouble with her vision. If seen, please call @CrimeStopper305 at (305) 471-8477. pic.twitter.com/v3V1suicTD
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) September 17, 2019
Caroline is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and 160 pounds. Although she was wearing a black wig when she went missing, her natural hair is brown and gray. According to authorities, Caroline was wearing a burgundy dress at the time of her disappearance.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami-Dade Police at 305-715-3300. They may also call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Please share this story about Caroline Lee Norris to bring a beloved mother and sister home. She is our sister and her life matters.