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
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
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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