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Community prayer vigil planned for missing woman

The family of 90-year-old Ruzie Dixon Suggs will hold an outdoor prayer vigil at 3 p.m. Sunday at Suggs’ home on 2710 Cobbside Drive, Burlington, N.C.  

The community and local pastors will be present, and yellow ribbons will be tied on her trees.  

Burlington Police also will issue a plea to the community for its help in finding Suggs.

Burlington police issued a silver alert for Suggs of Burlington when she was reported missing four weeks ago.  Both her car and nine-year–old brown and gray poodle also are missing. 

Suggs was last seen when she dropped off a friend on Lincoln Street in Greensboro. 

Police expanded their search of Suggs to South Boston and Clarksville, after her cell phone records indicated calls were attempted from those areas.  

Suggs is driving a 2005 white Cadillac Deville with personalized tags that say ‘Ruzie1.’ She uses a clear cane and has difficulty walking.  Her poodle should be with her as well.

 “We are praying that this vigil will raise awareness in Burlington and the surrounding communities, and someone will contact the Burlington Police with some information.  It’s been four weeks, and we don’t appear any closer to finding her. We feel that someone must know or have seen something.  We want her back safely as soon as possible,” said Shayne Suffern, her nephew.