Police searching for missing 75-year-old woman from Dracut


DRACUT — Dracut police, with help from Lowell police, and the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council were searching the area Sunday night for a missing 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Kathryn Lucier, who was last seen about 2 p.m., on Burdette Road, off Hildreth Street, is described as a white female, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 100 pounds, with a slim build, hazel eyes and short salt-and-pepper hair.

Police said she should be wearing a light-colored sweatshirt — either pink or orange — and gray sweatpants.

Police radio broadcasts indicated Lucier suffers from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

She often goes out walking but has not gone missing before, according to police radio broadcasts. She was said to enjoy visiting parks, so police were paying special attention to parks in the area.

Police said they had several confirmed sightings of Lucier on Sunday afternoon in the area of Pleasant Street and Lakeview Avenue, but none as the night wore on.

Dracut and Lowell police used both officers and canines to search for Lucier early in the afternoon. The search effort was later joined by a helicopter from the state police Airwing, and officers and canines from NEMLEC.

Anyone with information on Lucier’s whereabouts is asked to call Dracut Police at 978-957-2123.

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