85-year-old seen at gas station before going missing Monday morning

85-year-old seen at gas station before going missing Monday morning

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 85-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s.

Deputies say Pandora Duckett walked away from her home on the 4300 block of Rosswood Drive Monday morning.

SCSO deputies say their big fear is the rapidly dropping temperatures throughout the night.

85-year-old seen at gas station before going missing Monday morning

Duckett was last seen wearing a gray jacket and gray pants.

She stands 5-feet-5 inches tall and weighs around 110 pounds. She was last seen at a Valero station on New Allen Road and Raleigh-Millington yesterday morning.

Deputies said a woman spotted Duckett and offered her a ride to the gas station. She went inside, but didn’t end up buying anything.

Police said she tried to pay for a drink and a snack with a house key, before the clerk said she could not do that.

When she came outside, the woman offered to take her home, which she did. She then drove away, but said something didn’t feel right, so she went back to her home and couldn’t find her.

After an entire day of searching, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies re-grouped, spreading their search out even farther.

"We just moved into a new neighborhood she had been staying for 20 years,” said son Kirk Duckett. “She really don't know anyone around in this area, really shocking to know that your Mom is missing like that."

Pandora’s family says she has Alzheimer’s and likely could not tell anyone where she lives.

Neighbors say they saw her walking down the street.

"She locked her door then she went that way then came back and then went towards the Walmart again but we haven’t seen her since then,” said neighbor Alexis Bailey.

Sheriff’s deputies have searched neighborhoods, the wooded areas and businesses looking for Ms. Duckett.

85-year-old seen at gas station before going missing yesterday morning

Memphis police had a helicopter up searching.

"Temperatures are expected to drop to around 20 degrees and rain is moving in so we are doing everything we can right now to try to bring Ms. Duckett reunite her with her family,” said SCSO Lieutenant Anthony Buckner.

The family made this plea to anyone out there.

“Just help us to find our mother and grandmother,” said daughter Patricia Duckett. “Help us find her.”

Deputies have also looked at surveillance videos from businesses, hoping for a clue to what happened to Pandora Duckett.

If you can help them find her, call their office at (901) 222-5500.

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