UPDATE: On Saturday, Nov. 30,  at about 9 a.m., the Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised that the 1991 white Ford Explorer, last known to be driven by missing person Mary Black, had been found.
The Sheriff's Office was advised that a man, who had been hunting southwest of Picacho Peak, flagged down a US Border Patrol agent and told him he had found an abandoned vehicle several miles away.
The Border Patrol agent travelled to a location about one mile away from the Papago Indian Reservation, and found the vehicle which had been entered as missing.
Pima County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue teams were deployed to the area to search for Black.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
 
 
On Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at approximately 10:30 am, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a missing person from the St David area. The person reporting advised that her 86 year old mother had taken the keys to a 1991 Ford Explorer and left the residence at approximately 10 a.m. The woman advised that her mother has dementia and has not driven in 10 years.

Deputies responded to the home and were able to ascertain that the missing person, Mary Black, frequently went to the vehicle and sat inside without attempting to leave the area. On one other occasion, Black did take the vehicle and was located a short distance away in the parking lot of a convenience store.

Black is not taking medication and she was last seen wearing a short sleeve shirt and pants, and her hair was disheveled. Black is a white female, approximately 5’9”, weighing between 125-140 pounds appearing frail, with grey hair and hazel eyes.

At the time of her leaving the residence in St David, Black did not have any personal property to include money or identification with her.

Black has been entered into the National Crime Information Database as a Missing and Endangered Person, along with the 1991 white Ford Explorer with Arizona license plates 092-CLS.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public assistance to help locate  Black so we can get her home safely.

Anyone with information related to Black or her whereabouts is asked to contact the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office at (520) 432-9500 or by calling 9-1-1.

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