ST. CHARLES, Minn. (KTTC) – The St. Charles community is continuing it’s search for 88- year old Patricia Poole who was last seen Monday, according to police.
Poole is believed to have walked out of her apartment at Halter Heights wearing black shoes, a white coat and carrying a black handbag.
Officials say Poole enjoys walking around the town, “Normally she likes to go for walks and uh shes been known to walk downtown to the grocery store, to the local convenience market,” said St. Charles Police Chief Ken Frank.
Chief Frank said the investigation thus far does not show foul play involved. He is worried though, “There’s some concern as to how far she could make it because of her age.”
The last sighting of Poole is confirmed to be Monday, March 25th, “There was an individual out walking his dog that knew the lady that is missing and recognized her,” said Chief Frank.
That was the last confirmed spotting of Poole, three days ago and residents like Bernard McNab are worried.
“In a small town like this when almost everybody knows everybody else obviously there is concern and worry.”
Chief Frank is requesting the help of community members to bring Poole back home safely. “People in St. Charles and the surrounding area of St. Charles check their residence and low lying areas or what have you for her.”
Chief Frank said, search efforts for Poole will be happening until she is found.
If you have any information on Poole’s whereabouts or happen to see her, contact Winona County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (507)923-4500.