Dementia patient missing

Published 12:02 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Vicksburg woman reported missing this morning was believed to be on her way to Lake City, Fla., her home for more than 20 years before moving to Vicksburg about six months ago.

Alice Adams, 76, a resident of Heritage House Retirement Center, was reported missing at 8:42 a.m. by her son, Ken Adams, who said he believes she was on a Greyhound bus enroute to Florida after a stop in Atlanta.

Vicksburg Police Sgt. Penny Branch said local officials were in contact with Atlanta police this morning to request a search of the Atlanta bus terminal. The bus was to arrive at 12:25 p.m.

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Ken Adams said his mother is a dementia patient, and he believes, “Somebody had to help her get to the bus station.”

Heritage House is on Wisconsin Avenue, more than a mile from the bus station on South Frontage Road near its intersection with Halls Ferry Road.

Residents of the assisted living section of the center are allowed to come and go freely before 8 p.m.