TAMPA, Fla (FOX 13) - Tampa police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing and endangered woman. It’s been nearly a week since anyone saw 62-year-old Deborah Saucier, and loved ones are pleading for help to bring her home.
Candice Larry says nothing adds up about her mother going missing.
"This is completely out of the ordinary."
The last time anyone saw Saucier was last Tuesday. Candice says her mom spent a few hours at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, and was caught by security cameras leaving around 9:45 p.m. that night.
"She left by herself, she seemed fine, she walked out of there normally and got in her car," said Candice.
Instead of going to her Ybor house, apparently Saucier drove straight to Julian B. Lane Park. The 62-year-old’s black SUV was discovered parked in a handicapped spot six days later. The retired teacher's purse, wallet and cellphone were all locked inside.
"The fact that she was out here is alarming because she doesn't do that," Candice said.
Candice says her mom takes daily medications. She tells us Saucier gets extremely tired, can't walk very far without needing a break, has hearing loss and also suffers from memory loss. The fact that she's been without her meds for nearly a week is a major concern.
"My fear is, did she fall and hurt herself and is somewhere that nobody can see her, did she forget and wander and she's wandering around, my fear is that she hasn't had any food," said Candice.
The only child is trying to stay strong, and not think about all the things that could have happened.
Candice says her mother isn’t suicidal, and has never disappeared like this before.
"I just want to know something,” she said. “It's the not knowing that's the worst, it's a nightmare."
If you know anything about where Saucier could be, or think you saw something that can help investigators, call Tampa police at 813-231-6130.