Missing 79-year-old Laurinburg woman with dementia found safe


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UPDATE: Carletha Sinclair, of Lumberton, who has dementia and was reported missing, has been found safe, according to the Laurinburg Police Department.

Police asked the community to respect the family and continue praying. They thanked the community for help with the case.


LAURINBURG, N.C. (WBTW) – Multiple law enforcement agencies are continuing to look for a missing elderly woman in Laurinburg.

Carletha Sinclair, known as “Pig” according to the Laurinburg Police Department, walked away from a home at 10526 S. Turnpike Road about 6 p.m. Monday. A Silver Alert was later announced by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

She’s 79 and has dementia, according to police. She was last seen wearing blue pants, an orange t-shirt, blue tennis shoes and a gray button-up jacket. She is about 5’6″ and weighs 139 pounds.

Laurinburg police said Tuesday that a command center for personnel and volunteers has been set up. In addition, the original search perimeter has been expanded to a 4-mile radius of where Sinclair was last seen, police said.

Search crews from Scotland and surrounding counties and the North Carolina Highway Patrol have also been using helicopters, drones and K9s in their search for Sinclair.

Officials said late Monday night that Sinclair may be headed to Wagram. If anyone has seen her, you’re asked to call 911, your local law enforcement agency or the Laurinburg Police Department at 910-276-3211.

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