Po­lice scale back search for miss­ing Burling­ton se­nior last seen July 5

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - TIM WHITNELL BURLING­TON —

One week later, the search con­tin­ues for a miss­ing Burling­ton se­nior with Alzheimer’s.

He­len Robert­son, 79, was last seen just be­fore 1 p.m. on Tues­day, July 5, at her Mill­croft neigh­bour­hood home near Mill­croft Park in north­east Burling­ton.

Her dis­ap­pear­ance launched a large search by Hal­ton Re­gional Po­lice that has since been scaled back. Dur­ing Robert­son’s time miss­ing there have been sev­eral hot days with an ex­treme heat warn­ing is­sued this week for parts of south­ern On­tario.

“Our SIRT (Search In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team) is look­ing in ar­eas how­ever it is not a full-scale search” with the full Mo­bile Com­mand Unit, Burling­ton Det.-Sgt. Ron Hansen said Tues­day af­ter­noon.

“We have fanned out He­len’s pho­tos to every po­lice ser­vice, public tran­sit etc. We are con­tin­u­ally check­ing with hos­pi­tals,” he added.

Po­lice con­tinue to en­cour­age res­i­dents to check back­yard sheds, pools and low-ly­ing ar­eas. Robert­son is de­scribed as white, five­foot-two, 110 pounds with white col­lar-length hair and glasses. She might be wear­ing a red, long-sleeved col­lared shirt. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about Robert­son should call Hal­ton po­lice at 905-634-1831, ext. 2305.

He­len Robert­son has Alzheimer’s

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