200-plus search woods for missing woman with dementia

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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - Scores of people have been spending the weekend searching the woods in New Jersey for a woman with dementia missing for a week and a half.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that 85-year-old Kathleen Elkow went for a stroll in the woods 10 days ago, something her family says she has done hundreds of times.

On Saturday and Sunday, more than 200 volunteers searched a campground around Elkow's Mays Landing home and miles of dense woods dotted with waterways in the area.

Dozens canvassed on foot while others used horses and all-terrain vehicles. In addition, a licensed drone flyer scanned 1,000 acres of forest from the sky.

Elkow's daughter said her mother has lived in Mays Landing for about 25 years and is well acquainted with the trails.

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