BERLIN -- New details emerged this week in the search for an elderly Berlin woman with dementia and short-term memory loss last seen at her residence near South Point on Memorial Day.
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, May 28, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office received a missing persons report on Helen Stephanie David, 77, from her son, Ryan Putney. David lives on Carefree Lane and was last seen by family members shortly after 3 p.m. on May 27.
Throughout last week and in the days since, an extensive search has been conducted in the South Point area and along the Route 611 corridor on the ground, by air and in the water and marshes to no avail. At the height of the search last week, local law enforcement agencies were assisted by the Civil Air Patrol and search and rescue teams from as far away as the western shore and an army of citizen volunteers combed the woods and properties around South Point by flashlight.