Silver Alert: Search Continues for Missing Pocola Woman

Ruby Poole

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Authorities and family members are still searching for a 74-year-old Pocola, Okla., woman who has been missing since last week.

Ruby Poole of Le Flore County was last seen around 11 p.m. on Oct. 17. She lives near the Arkansas border and wandered off from a relative's home

The Southwest Times Record reports ( that Poole suffers from dementia and is without her medication.

Pocola Police Chief Steve Howard says about 100 volunteers have searched the area on foot, along with helicopters, search dogs and all-terrain vehicles. In addition to Pocola police, departments involved include the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and several other agencies.

Howard says he's had reports of people seeing Poole, including three that he believes are sound.

Information from: Southwest Times Record,

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