IRON COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 2, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Iron County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers continue to search for missing woman Carol Stratton, who hasn’t been seen since Oct. 26.
In the days after Stratton was reported missing, over 100 members of the public joined SAR in the effort to find the 71-year-old Cedar City woman.
Late Tuesday, the official public searches were called off, and the effort became a missing person investigation and scaled-back recovery operation.
Stratton, who has been known to walk a few miles each day, has non-verbal dementia. It was feared that she may have become disoriented and sought shelter from the cold in an outbuilding or out-of-the-way place where searchers would not see her. Area residents were asked to look for the small, frail woman all around their property.
On Saturday, SAR posted on Facebook:
“We met up today with Utah Search Dogs and the Iron County Mounted Posse and continued searching for Carol Stratton who has been missing since last Saturday. We put a lot of miles on today but have not located her. If you are out and about in the Cedar Valley please keep your eyes open.”
Stratton is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. She has blue eyes and gray hair. She was last seen near 3700 West and 4000 North at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Anyone who has any information that could help authorities with this case is asked to call the Iron County Sheriff’s Office at 435-867-7550.