DeAnna Brooks, 70, planned to drive from Santa Cruz to San Diego on Aug. 25, but never arrived. Brooks is diabetic and her family, including niece Seldom McGee, is worried about her. NBC 7's Danya Bacchus reports
A woman from Santa Cruz, Calif., had planned to drive to San Diego last weekend but her family says she never made it, and they haven't heard from her since.
DeAnna Brooks, 70, planned to drive down to San Diego from Santa Cruz for her mother’s 90th birthday party on Aug. 25.
When Brooks didn’t arrive, her family immediately sensed something was wrong.
Brooks’ niece Seldom McGee spoke with NBC 7 San Diego Friday about her aunt’s mysterious disappearance.
McGee says Brooks has diabetes and the family fears she may have had a seizure during her road trip.
"We're completely puzzled. We don’t know. If she had a diabetic low she may have lost control and gone off the road and we can't see the car. We really don't have a clue,” said McGee.
Brooks works as an antiques dealer and planned on stopping in Solvang , Calif., before heading to San Diego, McGee said.
She said her family has searched Highway 1, 101 and the 76 down to Oceanside for Brooks, but they’ve had no luck finding her.
They’ve even called hospitals on the route, but again, nothing.
Records show that Brooks withdrew cash from her bank account on Aug. 23, the day before her planned road trip. There has been no bank activity since then.
McGee said Brooks drives a gold, four-door, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Her family is hoping someone in the San Diego area has seen her or her car. McGee said they are still holding out hope that Brooks will be found alive.
"So we're hoping she's being taken care of, in ok health, they just have not contacted anyone,” said McGee.
The family has started a “Find DeAnna Brooks” Facebook page.
They plan on holding a prayer vigil Saturday in Santa Cruz. Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Cruz Police Department.