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Aug. 2 Update:
Mary Dellinger was safely located in Portsmouth at approximately 5 a.m. on Aug. 2, and the Silver Alert has been canceled.
Original News Flash:
James City County Police Department is urgently requesting the public's help in finding a missing elderly woman with dementia. Mary Dellinger, an 85-year-old white female with dementia, was reported missing from First Colony at 5 p.m. on Aug. 1. Dellinger was last seen driving her white 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI with VA plates MPG2LUV, exiting James City County while traveling westbound on Route 5 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Surveillance footage confirms the vehicle's route. The Virginia State Police has issued a Silver Alert.
Dellinger is described as being 5'5 tall, 130 lbs, with long silver hair and blue/gray eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing jeans and a white turtleneck sweater. Dellinger is presumed not to have any contact devices on her, and she may be heading toward a family residence in Elizabethton, TN. A photo of Mary Dellinger, taken on an unknown date, has been provided for identification purposes.
If you have any information about Dellinger’s whereabouts or locate her, please contact 911 or dispatch immediately at 757-566-0112.
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