August 3, 2021–8:25 a.m.
POLK COUNTY POLICE
After three days of searching with over two hundred plus trained emergency service personnel and volunteers, there is no sign of a missing Polk County woman.
According to the Polk County Police Department, 83-year old Barbara McCray was last seen Saturday at her residence on Dugdown Road in Buchanan.
She was wearing a pink shirt, grey shorts, and grey Nike tennis shoes.
McCray has early-onset dementia.
According to the Polk County Police Department, at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Command Post set up at Dugdown Baptist Church has been terminated. After three days of searching with over two hundred plus trained emergency service personnel and volunteers, we have located no sign of Mrs. McCray.
Search parties combed over two thousand meters of mountainous terrain, train tracks, buildings, and from above, with no sighting of Mrs. McCray.
This search effort was very organized, and meticulous, with no area, left uncovered. We pulled resources from State and Local jurisdictions to include Helicopters, Drones, and watercraft.
The investigation, which has been ongoing this entire time, is still active and everchanging.
We will continue to work on this case until we have exhausted every lead possible. We would like to thank the community (people who have volunteered, brought food/drinks), and all of the other agencies who assisted us. We are forever grateful for your help.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Polk County E-911 at (770) 748-3400 or Detective Bowman at (678) 246-5107.