UPDATE: Found! The missing Mary Williams was found by Meghan Reynolds and she reported it to WFPD Officer Love at S. Main Street and Pine Ridge.
Mary Williams is a recent new resident at The Lodge, a lovely retirement facility, in Wake Forest.
The lovely and friendly 73 year-old Williams has gone missing or as one person said, “with two recent missing people in Wake Forest, have you considered aliens?”
As I write this police and firefighters are still looking for Ms. Williams.
She was last seen in the chair below in The Lodge, while she waited for breakfast to be served. And what is most shocking is that based on the exceptional quality of the breakfasts at The Lodge, why would anyone walk away from that?
Brian Fawkes from Holiday Retirement said, “As soon as we were alerted that a resident was missing from the community, we went into search mode. Our staff immediately conducted a sweep of the building, and the police were notified, as was the family. The Lodge at Wake Forest is an independent living community where residents can come and go freely, similar to living in an apartment building. We are working with the police and doing everything we can in the search for Ms. Williams.”
Based on the concern of staff during my visit there, they look like they are doing everything possible.
Wake County has setup a command post on Friendship Chapel Road and State Troopers, Wake Forest Police, Wake Forest Fire Department, and Wake Emergency Management are all on the scene.
Williams is described as a black female with black hair, standing 5′ 6″ and weighing approximately 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a jean shirt and a dark-colored skirt or shorts. She may be carrying a purse or pillow.
Williams suffers from a non-life threatening medical condition that requires her to take prescribed medication.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mary Lee Williams should call the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150.