UPDATE: 3.30pm, 8 October, 2020
An elderly woman missing from the state’s Northern Rivers has been found safe and well.
The 74-year-old was reported missing from Coutts Crossing, about 20km south of Grafton, about 6.30pm yesterday.
Around noon today, a member of the public and a news outlet located the woman near the intersection of Armidale and Braunstone Roads safe and well.
She has been taken to Grafton District Hospital for assessment.
Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.
8 October, 2020
A search is about to resume this morning for a 74-year-old woman missing in the state’s Northern Rivers.
Police say Gladys Grimshaw was last seen at the intersection of Armidale and Black Swan Roads, Coutts Crossing, 20km south of Grafton, about 6.30pm yesterday.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District were notified when she failed to return home and initiated an extensive search of the area with the assistance of SES volunteers.
Police and her family have concerns for Ms Grimshaw’s welfare as she has dementia and may be disorientated.
She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, about 155cm tall, with brown greying hair.
She was last seen wearing a grey cardigan over a blue t-shirt, denim jeans and was carrying a handbag.
A command post has been established at the Coutts Crossing SES depot with the search to resume about 8am today.
Anyone who sees Ms Grimshaw, or has information about her whereabouts, is urged to contact Grafton Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.