81-year-old Ottumwa woman with dementia reported missing


OTTUMWA, Iowa – Police in Ottumwa are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing elderly woman with dementia.

The Ottumwa Police Department says 81-year-old Connie Turner was reported missing shortly after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night after she didn’t return home from a walk. Turner was last seen at the Casey’s General Store at 346 Richmond Avenue around 8:00 p.m.

Police say they’ve conducted an extensive search but still have not located Turner, who suffers from dementia.

They are now asking residents, especially those on the south side of Ottumwa, to check their properties for Turner. She may have attempted to get out of the rain by taking shelter in a vehicle, shed, or garage.

Turner is a white female, 5’2”, and weighs about 105 pounds. She has short gray hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing a light-colored blouse and dark blue jeans when she was last seen.

Police have also released this recently taken photo of Turner:

If you have any information about Turner’s location you’re asked to contact the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.

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