Authorities are searching for a 49-year-old woman with
Alzheimer's who went missing about 8 a.m. Thursday morning from her home in
Enchanted Forest subdivision, northeast of Durango.
The La Plata County Sheriff's Office believes Carol
Bracknon left on foot.
A woman matching her description was seen on County Road
501 near the intersection with Florida Road (County Road 240). It is possible
she may have gotten a ride from a passing motorist, according to a news release
from the Sheriff's Office.
Bracknon is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, about 200
pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue and
white cotton jacket, jeans and tennis shoes.
Bracknon knows her name, but because of her Alzheimer's
condition cannot read or write and can become agitated when confused, the
Sheriff's Office said.
Anyone who has seen a woman matching Bracknon's
description is asked to call dispatch at 385-2900.