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New Madrid Octogenarian Remains Missing

Posted: Aug 26, 2013 2:28 PM by The Associated Press

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NEW MADRID (AP) - The search continues for an 83-year-old southeast Missouri woman missing since last week.

Eighty-three-year-old Barbara Stoffer of New Madrid was last seen on the afternoon of Aug. 20. She is 5-foot-2 and weighs 120 pounds with gray hair. Stoffer drives a green 1993 Volvo with Missouri license plate number 073RYW.

KFVS-TV reports that hundreds of people gathered Sunday night at a candlelight vigil for Stoffer. City police and the county sheriff continue to search for her.

Friends say Stoffer visited the nearby Mississippi River daily. The search includes river dive teams from the state Highway Patrol.

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