Victoria Police searching for missing 99-year-old woman who disappeared from her home in Clayton

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Police are searching for missing 99-year-old, Elva.
Police are searching for missing 99-year-old, Elva. Credit: Victoria Police

Victoria Police are searching for a 99-year-old woman suffering from dementia, who went missing from her home in Melbourne’s southeast.

Police say Elva was last seen at her home on Clayton Road in Clayton about 10am on Friday.

Elva’s son David Tout told reporters the family was extremely concerned as his mother’s disappearance was “out of character”. He said it was possible she got on a bus, as she was known to frequent bus services in the area in the past, often travelling to Box Hill and Glen Waverly areas.

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“We just think she’s hopped on a bus or train, thinking she’s going somewhere but she won’t actually know where she’s going or where she is in the world,” Mr Tout said.

“She could easily be disoriented but knowing that buses (are) a safe haven for her.”

“Our fear is that she’s had a fall, I mean she is quite feeble and doesn’t have a lot of energy but she has a walker which will get her around.”

Senior Constable Lily White said police have conducted “extensive patrols” around her local area.

Elva was last seen with a red walking frame and wearing a red knitted bonnet, a grey or blue jacket, dark trousers, and black shoes.

Anyone who sees Elva is urged to contact Oakleigh Police Station on (03) 9567 8900.

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