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Police search for missing woman; could be in region

A 90-year-old Burlington, N.C., woman who has been reported missing since Saturday may have traveled through this area between Sunday evening and Monday morning, according to Burlington, N.C., Police Captain Steve Smith.

Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert for Ruzie D. Suggs of Cobbside Drive, Burlington, N.C. who has not been seen since Saturday around 5:30 p.m. when she dropped off a friend in Greensboro, N.C., near Highway 29.

Suggs is believed to have non-life threatening illnesses and may suffer from mild dementia, Smith said.

Investigators with the Burlington Police Department began its investigation into Suggs’ disappearance on Monday evening and believe that Suggs may have become disoriented and traveled Highway 29 North into southern Virginia near South Boston or Clarksville in the area of Bill Tuck Highway and Buggs Island Lake, the Burlington Police Captain said Tuesday afternoon.

Suggs is not known to have any associates in that area.

At the time of her disappearance Suggs was operating her 2005 white Cadillac Deville with North Carolina personalized registration tag RUZIE1, Smith said.

Suggs, whose ethnicity is American Indian, is described as being 5’6” tall and weighing 100 pounds with brown eyes and gray hair. 

She was last seen in Greensboro, N.C. wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ruzie Suggs is encouraged to contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500.