Search underway for missing Harrington woman

HARRINGTON, Del. – The search for a 61-year-old woman with dementia intensified on Monday.

“It’s been almost six days now, so we want to find her,” said Harrington Police Chief Norman Barlow.

Donna Miller went missing October 23 near Dickerson Street in Harrington.

Miller was last seen wearing jeans and a salmon-colored fleece, and as the clock continues to tick police and the family are getting more desperate.

“It is very frustrating,” said Theresa Miller, Donna’s sister-in-law.

“We’ve run out of ideas, we’ve run out of places to search,” said Theresa.

On Monday, trained volunteers and dogs with the Delmarva Search and Rescue Group jumped on board scouring wooded areas with hopes to find her and Harrington Police are welcoming the help.

“We’ve been all around,” said Barlow, “It’s broaden, the searches keep on broadening farther and farther.”

“We don’t have no strong lead on her whereabouts,” said Barlow.

Donna’s husband Melvyn Miller says his family is desperately searching in places like Milford where they believe she could have gone on foot without finding her way back home.

“Donna cannot communicate,” said Melvyn.

“She is very very limited on her vocabulary,” said Melvyn.

He describes that his last encounter was routine.

“I told her to go back to bed and she said okay,” said Melvyn, “She closed my bedroom door and that was the last time I seen her.”

People say it is a situation that’s rocked this small community and a family begging for help.

“We couldn’t have dreamt this nightmare and just please continue to pray,” said Melvyn.

Donna is also described as being five-feet-ten-inches, with brown eyes.

Police are asking the public to stay clear of the teams during their searches.

Anyone with information is asked to reach out to the Harrington Police Department at 302-398-4493.

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