Police last Friday renewed their plea for information regarding the disappearance of a Red Deer woman on March 13.
Roze Burk, 68, of Red Deer was last seen at the Deer Park Co-op in Red Deer around 8 p.m. on March 12. She was reported missing the next day, and at press time hadn’t been seen or heard from since.
The Red Deer Advocate reported last week that Burk’s family responded to an early-morning call of a possible sighting in Sylvan Lake earlier this month. A search of the area by family and police, however, turned up unsuccessful.
Police say Burk could be suffering symptoms related to dementia – although they assert that she hasn’t been diagnosed medically.
She’s believed to be travelling in a grey 2008 Ford Escape (Alberta licence plate number GCA-091) along with her white-haired West Highland Terrier dog.
“We, along with Roze’s family and friends, are very concerned for Roze’s safety,” said Staff Sgt. Ken Morrison, Blackfalds RCMP detachment commander, in a statement last Friday. “The public can be our best resource when it comes to locating missing people.
“In this case, Roze really needs all of our help so we can find her and get her home safely.”
Burk may be travelling to Manitoba, where police say she has family connections.
She’s described as a white female of about five feet six inches tall and 119 pounds with blue eyes and white hair. She typically wears eye glasses, and was last seen wearing jeans, a pink shirt and a grey long-sleeved jacket.
Anyone who may have seen Burk or have information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Blackfalds RCMP detachment at 403-885-3300.
Posters seeking information on her location have been put up in Sylvan Lake among other municipalities around Central Alberta.