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Forum News Service, Published August 15 2013

Officials plan new search for missing Duluth woman

DULUTH, Minn. – Law enforcement officers and volunteers will spend today looking for a Duluth woman who went missing last month.

Authorities plan to conduct searches in the Lincoln Park area where Dale Gerard raised her family. Gerard has dementia, and her family said last week that she often believes she’s living in the past.

Gerard, 74, went missing from her home at an assisted-living facility July 20.

Police said she boarded a bus and got off at Piedmont Avenue and Seventh Street, and then walked into the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

The Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Rescue Squad and volunteers will conduct today’s searches. The agencies also are reminding residents and business owners to search their buildings, campers, boats and other locations where Gerard could be staying.