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Prayer Vigil Held For Missing Laurens Co. Woman

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Dorothy Madden, Missing since Sunday morning Dorothy Madden, Missing since Sunday morning
Authorities search for a missing Laurens County woman. Authorities search for a missing Laurens County woman.
LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -

Search For Laurens Co. Woman Update - July 21, 2013

Sunday night, a prayer vigil was held at Princeton Baptist Church, to help get the word out about a missing Laurens County woman.

Family says Dorothy Madden wandered away from her home at 8:00 a.m. last Sunday.  They say she often would wander away from looking for her parents, who have been deceased for years. She suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and family says she could be confused.

7 On Your Side spoke with Madden's daughter and son-in-law who say this has been incredibly hard to deal with. They've spent sleepless nights wondering where she is and praying she'll come home. Family hopes the vigil will help bring closure to the search and keep the word out for the public to look for her.

Law enforcement says now they're relying on your tips. In a search where the missing person has been gone for so long, any opportunity for people to look out should be taken advantage of. Deputies ask you check around your house and in areas where someone looking to seek shelter might be able to get into.

Family says Madden rarely takes off a maroon jacket and she may have a purse with her as well.

A county wide search was started earlier in the week, and now law enforcement is relying on tips from the public.

Anyone with information can call 864.984.4967. There is also a website set up to see her picture. Click here or go to dotmadden.com.

Search For Laurens Co. Woman Update - July 19, 2013

Deputies are relying on tips from you and regular patrols to search for a missing Laurens County woman.  

Deputies are searching for 75 year old Dorothy Madden, who was reported missing over the weekend. 

Sheriff Ricky Chastain tells 7 On Your Side they are still searching for Madden although assistance from outside agencies has stopped for now.

She was last seen on Pony Trail in the area of Hickory Tavern and Princeton.  Investigators say she was going for a walk on Sunday, July 14th around 8 a.m.

She suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and may seem confused or disoriented, according to officials.

If you have any information on where to find Dorothy Madden, please call the Laurens County Sheriff's Office.

Laurens Co. Deputies Search For Missing Woman - July 16, 2013

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to find a missing woman.

Dorothy Madden, 75, was reported missing over the weekend.

She was last seen on Pony Trail in the area of Hickory Tavern and Princeton.  Investigators say she was going for a walk on Sunday around 8 a.m.

She suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and may seem confused or disoriented, according to officials.

Madden was last seen wearing brown slacks and a reddish-color leather jacket.  She may have also been carrying a purse.

She lives in a home with a family on Boyce Page Road.  

A group of nine is looking in the area where she was last seen.  There's also a team on ATVs searching the open field.  A swift water dive team was launched to check rivers and streams.

If anyone has any information, you're asked to contact the Laurens County Sheriff's Office as soon as possible.

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