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Schenectady police continue search for missing woman

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - There has been no sightings of Mary Wright, the 68-year-old Schenectady woman with Alzheimer's, who wandered from her home on June 28th.

Schenectady Police Department is still investigating Wright's disappearance and again is asking the public to remain vigilant and notify authorities if they see anyone resembling her.

Since her disappearance, the Schenectady Police Department, with the assistance of the New York State Forest Rangers and many volunteers, have conducted very thorough searches of the wooded areas near her home, the Woodlawn Drainage Project, as well as Vale Cemetery and Vale Park, all with negative results.

The ponds within Vale Park were checked by members of the New York State Police Dive Team, also with negative results.

There have been no sightings of Wright since the late morning hours of Friday, June 28th when she wandered from her home on Queens Drive.

"There's nothing to indicate that she isn't alive," says Lieutenant Mark McCracken of the Schenectady Police Department.  "However with her medical condition and everything else, the heat and the weather over the last week and a lack of sighting, does raise concerns."

McCracken says the search will continue for Wright.

"We're very grateful to [police] for keeping on top of it," says Zenobia Lewis, Wright's sister-in-law. "We just want to do one more appeal to the public as well. We still want to keep hope."

Wright is described as a black female, approximately 5 ft. 6 in., 210 pounds, with thinning black and gray hair. She was last seen wearing a white undershirt and blue Capri pajama pants.

Police tell the NEWS CENTER she was not wearing her wig - as pictured in the photos - when she went missing.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Schenectady Police at (518) 382-5200.

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