HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Efforts continue to find an 85-year-old woman who went missing last month.

Kathleen Elkow was last seen March 28 at her home on Weymouth Road. Authorities say she has dementia.

Police said Friday they would deploy search-and-rescue teams this weekend to look for her.

Police said they have used “aviation searches, bloodhounds, mounted patrol, cadaver dogs, dive teams” and other resources to find Elkow.

Last weekend, more than 200 volunteers searched the campground surrounding the home. Elkow’s family said she would often go for walks on the wooden trails surrounding the home.

Police are not seeking volunteers to assist in their search this weekend but urge local residents to check sheds, garages, outhouses and other outdoor structures on their property.

Anyone with information on Elkow’s location can call police at 609-625-2700, ext. 1, or 911.

— Lauren Carroll

Contact: 609-272-7286


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