Elderly Crosby woman still missing

August 12, 2009 3:14:30 PM PDT
A local woman has not been seen since last Thursday and her family is making a plea to help find her. Now her car has been located near Huffman. A Crosby woman who suffers from dementia has not been seen in five days and the family's concerns continue to grow.

Doris Ann King, 71, was last seen on August 6 driving a white 1993 Oldsmobile in the Crosby area. She is believed to be without her identification, her cell phone or her medication. Searchers located Doris' car in a field near FM 1960 and County Road 623, apparently abandoned.

Doris' husband, William, describes their last conversation before she went missing.

"She said, 'Give me my keys.' And I said, 'Baby, you don't need to leave,'" said William.

Doris continued to argue with William outside their Indian Shores home in Crosby. She eventually got the keys to their car and took off.

"I blame myself now for giving her the keys. I shouldn't have done it, but that's hindsight," said William. "And she's always come back before."

William tried to follow her that night, but lost sight of her car in the Crosby area. That was last Thursday night, August 6. Five days later, there is no sight of Doris or her vehicle.

However, her son worries her dementia has left her helpless.

"That's my fear. I could see her being out there and if she sleeps or something, she may wake up and not realize where she is," said Doris' son, Cliff Haddox.

A statewide Silver Alert has been issued and a search of surface streets in nearby neighborhoods has turned up nothing.

"We've contacted all of our local hospitals. We've contacted all law enforcement agencies," said Captain Jack Hagee of the Harris County Precinct 3 Constables Office.

In the meantime, William King prays his wife of more than 30 years will appear once again in their hallway.

"I just love her so much," said William.

Doris' car was discovered around midday Wednesday during a DPS flyover search. Search crews are now searching for any clues around where her car was found that might lead them to her.

If you've seen Doris or know where she is, you're asked to call Harris County Precinct 3 Constables Office.

Details on this story came to us through our partnership with Houston Community Newspapers. You can read more about it in the North Channel Sentinel.

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