BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Volusia County Sheriff's deputies searching for 86-year-old Deltona woman with Alzheimer's reported missing this morning

Hazel RobbinsIf you have seen the woman in this photo, identified as Hazel Robbins of Deltona, the Volusia County Sheriff's Ofiice wants you to call 9-1-1.

DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating 86-year-old Hazel Robbins who wandered away from her home this morning.

Robbins was reported missing by her son at 10:16 a.m.

According to the son, Robbins -- who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and congestive heart failure -- was home at 6 a.m., but walked away from their residence at 1107 Hastings Drive sometime afterwards.

The son called the Sheriff's Office after he drove around the neighborhood and couldn't find his mother.

"More than a dozen patrol deputies, assisted by a K-9 unit, investigators and Sheriff's Office helicopter, are searching for Robbins and checking area businesses, parks and cab companies," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told

"Postal and sanitation workers also have been alerted to keep an eye out for Robbins, and recorded messages have been sent out to area residents."

Robbins is 5 feet 6 and weighs 105 pounds. She has gray hair pulled back in a ponytail, hazel eyes and a fair complexion. She was wearing light gray sweatpants, a darker gray, short-sleeve cotton t-shirt, gray moccasins and glasses., also known as, provides Volusia County 24 / 7 Internet newspaper coverage, 100% free with breaking news, news of record and investigative reports from New Smyrna Beach, FL, for a 21st-century digital world.


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