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. Continue reading “MISSING [09/11/19] — Police Need Help In Locating Missing 60-Year-Old Woman Caroline Norris”
It has been a difficult week for Candice Larry. You see, one week ago on Tuesday, January 8, Candice’s mother, Deborah Saucier, visited the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Florida. After spending a few hours there, security cameras caught the 62-year-old leaving the casino around 9:45 p.m.
That was the last time anyone saw Deborah or could verify her whereabouts.
“This is completely out of the ordinary,” Candice said. “She left by herself, she seemed fine, she walked out of there normally and got in her car,” said Candice.
Six days later, Deborah’s black SUV was found sitting in a handicapped parking spot at Julian B. Lane Park. It’s not clear if the Tampa resident drove there herself or if someone else moved her vehicle. Police found Deborah’s purse, wallet, and cellphone inside of the car, which was locked.
“The fact that she was out here is alarming because she doesn’t do that,” Candice said.
Police have issued a Silver Alert in Deborah’s missing person case. Her family fears for her health and safety because Deborah takes daily medications for a number of ailments. Candice told Fox 13 News in Tampa that her mother suffers from both hearing and memory loss. Deborah also can’t walk distances without needing a break and gets tired easily. Wherever she is, Deborah hasn’t had access to her medications for a week and her family is terribly worried.
“My fear is, did she fall and hurt herself and is somewhere that nobody can see her?” Candice asked. “Did she forget and wander and she’s wandering around? My fear is that she hasn’t had any food.”
Candice is Deborah’s only child and can’t think of life without her mother. She is adamant that Deborah isn’t suicidal and said that her mother has never vanished in the past.
“I just want to know something,” she said. “It’s the not knowing that’s the worst, it’s a nightmare.”
Deborah is described as approximately 5’3″ tall and between 200 – 210 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. According to police, Deborah was last wearing an unknown colored shirt, dark sweatpants, and a brown cap.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tampa Police Department at (813) 276-3200 or (813) 231-6130.
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As a little girl, my mother’s parents lived on the other side of the country so I didn’t get to see them as often as we liked. My grandfather didn’t want to visit California because he was certain that an earthquake was going to cause the entire state to break off and become its own island, but my grandmother had no problem hopping a plane for short, yet sweet, vacations. Sometimes my mom would make it a Vegas trip because Granny loved her penny and nickel slots. I’d be in our Hilton hotel room with my mom watching movies, waiting up late for my grandmother who would make her way back at all hours. Her fingers were dirty from the coins and she would look exhausted from patrolling the casinos trying to win big. We still have family videos of those times as Granny was laid across one of the hotel room beds waiting to catch her second wind. At certain hours, if you were to take a stroll through the casino floor, all you could see were elderly people with glazed over eyes, staring at computerized screens, off in their own worlds.
That is why this story of Floreanne Mayfield touched my heart.
On November 20, 2016, Floreanne visited the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas. Around 1:30 a.m., the 70-year-old left the casino and was seen heading south on Hollywood Casino Blvd. on foot. She was captured by the casino surveillance cameras exiting the premises. Floreanne has Alzheimer’s disease and police think she may have become confused and gotten a ride from someone at some point during her walk.
Almost two years later, no one has seen or heard from Floreanne. A Silver Alert (similar to an Amber Alert) was issued when she went missing. Investigators have attempted to gather information, but there weren’t any substantial leads.
I wonder if there were any street or security cameras that may have captured when and where Floreanne went missing?
She is described as approximately 5’5″ and 130 pounds. Floreanne’s hair is black and grey and she has brown eyes. She has a small knot on her upper back. She was last seen wearing a tan-colored jacket, a white shirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes. Her nickname is “Lee.”
If you have any information regarding Floreanne’s disappearance or happen to have been in the area of the Hollywood Casino and remember seeing or hearing anything unusual, you are urged to contact the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department at 913-596-3000.
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