Church Forms Search Party for Missing Woman
Ruby Poole, 74, has been missing from her Pocola, Okla., home for 10 days. Saturday, her church teamed up with law enforcement to join in the search.
“Please bring her home,” said Poole’s great niece Natasha McCurtain. “Bring her home. We are looking. We need her. We need her.”
They’ve spent the last ten days scouring the town of Pocola looking for something that could lead them to where she could be.
“We’re still in missing persons investigation at this point in time,” Pocola Police Chief Steve Howard said. “We’re not going to give up the search until we find her.”
“I love her very much,” said Poole’s cousin, “I hope we find her.”
Chief Howard is asking for help from the public, hopeful someone has seen Poole and might have a tip.
Poole’s family is passing out flyers in Oklahoma City and Little Rock, as well as areas along Interstate 40, I-540 and Hwy 271, just in case the woman was picked up by someone passing through the LeFlore County town.
A silver alert was issued across the state by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety earlier this week.
Her family is offering $2,000 for information leading to her recovery, according to police.
It is believed that Poole wandered off on foot from her home.
Poole suffers from dementia and is need of her medication, according to her family. It also severely affects her short term memory, a family member said.
Foul play is not suspected at this time, according to Chief Howard.
She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a purple sweater and a black/white/beige checkered jacket. Poole may be carrying a black or brown purse and may be wearing glasses.
If you have any information or have seen the woman, call Pocola Police at (918) 436-2476.