Missing since June 13, 1999 from Kaladar, Ontario, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Ruth Jackson was traveling in a car with her husband, who is also an Alzheimer's patient. At some point, Mrs. Jackson got out of their vehicle and her husband drove off. He cannot recall where he left his wife. They were last seen together in the Elm Tree Road area of Kaladar.
One of the Jacksons' five children visits three times a day to give them medication. And when they weren't home for one of her regular visits, she thought they'd gone out for a short drive. The previous summer, the couple didn't have any medical problems after going several days without taking their medication. So the family expected them to come home any day.
An extensive air and ground search was conducted with negative results. The search was complicated by the tendency of Alzheimer's patients to sit down when they get lost. They don't respond to calls from searchers. More than 20 police officers, tracking dogs, and police with an infrared sensor mounted to a helicopter have scoured the 30 kilometer stretch of rugged ground between the hamlets of Arden and Tamworth.
Foul play is not suspected.
Investigators Ontario Provincial Police
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Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
1-877-934-6363 - Toll Free in North America
705-330-4144 - Local or outside of North America
Ontario Provincial Police
Agency Case Number: 20060068
Ontario Provincial Police - Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
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