Monday, March 31 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:12:46 GMT
Authorities are asking for help finding a missing 73-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer's.More >
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BLUE SPRINGS, MO (KCTV) -
It's been one week since Hellen Cook was last seen at her Warsaw, MO, home near Truman Lake. Saturday her family is still holding out hope that she will be found and another search effort was held.
The Cook family wants people to remember the face of 72-year-old Hellen Cook. She has Alzheimer's and has been missing for a week. Her family has managed to turn their pain and worry for her into what's become a very organized search.
Volunteers flooded into Blue Springs Assembly Church on East Duncan Road Saturday morning, getting their marching orders for where to search on maps, broken down into nine different areas.
"It is terrifying not to know what's going on. It's the worst thing in the world not knowing what's going on with your grandmother of all things," Sara Ellis, Hellen's granddaughter, said.
All her family can do is search.
"The main feature you'll notice is her size, she's very small, five feet, 100 pounds. She would be disoriented or confused," Trevor Ellis said.
Hellen Cook has gone a week without her medication and who knows about food or shelter. It's hard for her kids to imagine. She raised them, but with her Alzheimer's advancing, she's the one now needing constant care.
"I feel like it's my turn to get out there and find her," Mike Cook, Hellen's son, said. "She's been reported being seen around here, so if you see her, call 911."
Mike Cook and his daughter spent the morning spreading her picture around the last place someone reported seeing her – a shopping center near Interstate 35 in Liberty, MO. They hoped that the next person they spoke to has the clue they need to find her.
"Wouldn't it be great if we found her, stuffed her in a car and brought her home? I hope we do, if it happens, it happens. If it don't, we're out here trying," he said.
Hellen Cook was last seen in Warsaw, MO. She may be confused and have difficulty communicating. If anyone has seen her, they are asked to call the Benton County Sheriff's Department at 660-438-9555.
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