Clay County Sheriff Jean Alexander said Joe Rogers reported his wife, 74-year-old Clara Vaughn Rogers, missing around 3 p.m. Friday. The couple resides on Cheaha Road.
Members of the sheriff’s department and Lineville Police searched until 2 a.m. and resumed the search at 6:30 a.m., Alexander said. A department spokesperson said the search was called off for the day around 7 p.m.
Alabama State Troopers also searched the area by helicopter.
“Our concern right now is that the longer she is out here, the more she is likely to get dehydrated,” Alexander said.
Clara Rogers was described as white, approximately five feet three inches tall, 180 pounds, with blue eyes and short light brown and grey hair. Alexander said the department received a call Saturday from a woman who saw someone at 9:30 p.m. Friday fitting Clara Rogers’ description.
Alexander said the search had been extended after receiving the call to include Talladega County.
Joe Rogers said he had last seen his wife around 7:30 a.m. Friday. He said he came back into their home after cutting grass, discovered his wife was not there and called the authorities.
“From what I could gather, it looked like she had not been there for a while,” he said. “The car and the truck were both sitting in the driveway, she left walking to somewhere.”
He said Clara Rogers had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago. He said she was wearing pajamas when he saw her last but had changed clothes.
Members of Clay County Rescue, Talladega County Rescue and Shinbone Volunteer Fire Department also assisted in the search.
Anyone with information on Clara Roger’s whereabouts can contact the Clay County Sheriff’s Department at 256-354-2176.