NSB cops issue a silver alert for an elderly woman who was supposed to drive to Leesberg and stay with a relative to escape Hurricane Dorian, but she was a no show

Photos for Headline Surfer / Police in New Smyrna Beach have issued a Silver Alert activation for missing 87-year-old Mary Hancock Wilson and her 2016 Cadillac SRX.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- An 87-year-old woman told a family member she was planning to drive to Leesberg on Monday to stay with a relative so she could escape the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, but she didn't show up, prompting New Smyrna Beeach cops to issue a Silver Alert later that night for the woman and her 2016 silver Cadillac SRX, bearing Florida tag HKL-N20.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred as described by New Smyrna Beach Police Sgt. Brian Morris in an email media alert to Headline Surfer regarding the Silver Alert activation for Mary Hancock Wilsion:

Officers responded to the 100 block of Lagoon Court in an attempt to contact Wilson who last spoke with a family member around 1 p.m. Monday, stating she was going to drive to a relative’s residence in Leesburg to escape the approaching hurricane conditions. As of this time, 10:30 p.m., Wilson had not arrived and her whereabouts were unknown.

Police  were informed her vehicle was seen heading west on State Road 44 from Glencoe Road in New Smyrna Beach at 1:35 p.m.

As such, a Silver Alert has been issued for Wilson and her Cadillac. Anyone who sees her or her vehicle is asked to please call 9-1-1 and report the sighting to their local law enforcement agency immediately.  A recent photo of Wilson and her vehicle were included in the email media alert.

NSB cops issue silver alert for missing elderly woman / Headline SurferPolice  were informed her vehicle was seen heading west on State Road 44 from Glencoe Road in New Smyrna Beach at 1:35 p.m. As such, a Silver Alert has been issued for Wilson and her Cadillac. Anyone who sees her or her vehicle is asked to please call 9-1-1 and report the sighting to their local law enforcement agency immediately.  A recent photo of Wilson and her vehicle were included in the email media alert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.