Fallbrook

Large-Scale Search Fails to Locate Missing Fallbrook Woman

The sheriff's search and rescue volunteers conducted an all-day search of the Santa Margarita riverbed Saturday

Picture of missing Elena Roy from Fallbrook
Fallbrook SDSO

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department conducted an extensive search Saturday for an 83-year-old Fallbrook woman reported missing more than three weeks ago.

Elena Roy's husband, Chris Cataldo, told authorities she was last seen Nov. 3 in the 900 block of Woodcreek Drive, in Fallbrook, said sheriff's Lt. Thomas Seiver.

Roy suffers from dementia and has been known to walk away from her home before, Seiver said.

The sheriff's search and rescue volunteers conducted an all-day search of the Santa Margarita riverbed Saturday on foot, using off-road vehicles, dogs and drones, he said. They searched a shallow pond and a river in the area but could not locate Roy.

NBC 7's Amber Frias spoke to family members about the search.

She is white, 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has graying dark hair and wears glasses, according to deputies.

Deputies say she was last seen wearing a tri-tone (white, light blue and dark blue) top with dark pants.

Roy's case has now been transferred to the homicide unit because it has been weeks since she was reported missing. The sheriff's department says this is standard procedure.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Homicide Unit at 858-285- 6330 or after hours at 858-565-5200. Anonymous tips can be phoned to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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