Dallas Co. man gives up hope of finding lost wife of 58 years

Dallas Co. man gives up hope of finding lost wife of 58 years

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Alex George says he no longer believes that his wife of 58 years is alive. Alex George says he no longer believes that his wife of 58 years is alive.
SELMA, AL (WSFA) -

Alex George sits in front of his home in Beloit and remembers, looking back on the times he and his wife traveled together and went fishing.

It was one year ago today when Adline George turned up missing.

"I didn't take her fishing anymore because she came down with Alzheimer's and I was afraid she would fall into the river," said George.

Adline George was 90. Even though she did have a touch of dementia, the family says it was not unusual for Mrs. George to take her daily two-mile walk near her home. This time though Mrs. George didn't come back.

"I'm doing okay. I just trust in the Lord," said Mr. George.

Law enforcement spent 4 days searching using tracking dogs and a helicopter without a trace, and still nothing one year later.

"When it happend we called out everybody we could think of it," said Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman.

While other family members haven't given up hope, Mr. George says he has. He decided to let go 6 months after his wife of 58 years disappeared. George says he just had a sense Adline was gone.

In fact, George feels a crime took place.

"I think someone picked her up. I think they were looking for money on her," said George.

George says he is certain his wife didn't have any money with when she left.

Sheriff Huffman isn't so sure.

"Everything we checked out was void. We checked out phone records, bank accounts and interviewed numerous people here at the sheriff's department and out in the field," said Huffman.

Mrs. George is listed as 5'2" and was last seen wearing green sweatpants and a light green shirt.

For now Alex George lives out his quiet life in rural Dallas County in the Beloit community. George still has a lot of unaswered questions but sadly feels the main one has already been answered.

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