Search for missing Fallbrook woman with dementia to enter week 5

As the search for a Fallbrook woman with dementia ends its fourth week, sheriff officials have released more photos and information in hopes of locating her.

Elena Carlotta Roy was 83 when she was last seen around 1:30 p.m. on November 3 at her home on Woodcreek Road next to McDonald Road, Lt. Thomas Seiver said in a press release. The homicide unit is also responsible for investigating missing persons.

She was reported missing after failing to return from a walk. During the time she’s been missing, her 84th birthday has passed.

Investigators believe she was wearing the same clothes she had worn at a Fallbrook grocery store the day before and have released surveillance footage of the shopping trip.

Elena Roy

(Courtesy of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department)

About 60 volunteers from the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team conducted an “exhaustive” search for Roy in the bed of the Santa Margarita River on Saturday, Seiver said.

Seiver has asked residents of the Fallbrook area to verify his presence on their private property.

She’s already gone. According to Seiver, Roy moved away from her home last year and was found on De Luz Road.

Roy is approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has graying blonde hair and brown eyes, and wears glasses with brown and tan frames.

She was last seen wearing a multi-colored top (white, light blue and dark blue) and black pants, a beanie and carrying her brown handbag. She doesn’t have a cell phone.

Seiver said Roy often used the first name Helen. She could use her old last names of Lorrea, Swart or Barrio.

Anyone who spots her is asked to call 911.

Those who may have information about the investigation can call the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330 or after hours at (858) 565-5200.

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