Family searching for missing woman, 95, who wandered away from assisted living facility in Baltimore

BALTIMORE - Next month Hattie Thomas will turn 96-years-old.  Her family spans five generations.

“All my life she was just a mellow, loving, caring super person," Henry Thomas, Hattie's son, said. 

But over the last few years, Hattie has been battling dementia forgetting where she is, where she lives, sometimes even who she is.

"She does have problems recalling anything that's kind of current,” Henry said.  “She does well with long term memory though."

This is why loved ones are so concerned now.  Hattie has been living at an assisted living facility in the 3000 block of Belair Rd., but Saturday morning she wandered off.

 “I went down in the basement, used the bathroom, came back up and I noticed Miss Hattie was gone,” Tracy Johnson, assistant manager at Ella’s In Home Care, said.

Johnson was the only one working. She said the backdoor was unlocked but Hattie was nowhere in sight.  Workers called police and Hattie's family. 

In the nearly three days since the elderly woman went missing, loved ones have been calling local hospitals and shelters, posting fliers and canvassing the area.        

"No medication, she had incontinence problems which means no telling what she's done on herself, she has dementia so we know that she doesn’t know how to get back where she was,”  Henry said. 

Hattie is around 5-foot-7 and about 140 pounds.  It's hard, but her family says they're holding out hope Grandma Hattie will be found.

"We've been praying for her,” Henry said.  “We're praying that she'll come back home safe and unharmed."

If you've seen Hattie or know where she might be please call the Baltimore Police Missing Persons Unit at 443-984-7385. 


Print this article Back to Top