PETALUMA, Calif. (BCN/KRON) — Virginia Fuquay, 68, has been sighted in San Francisco, according to police. A surveillance image attained by KRON4 shows Fuquay at a Wells Fargo ATM location on King Street.
Petaluma police said a security guard at The Beacon Apartments, 250 King Street, reported seeing a woman attempting to get into a locked apartment building. He said he did not recognize her, and she was not a resident of the apartment complex.
The man said he helped the woman to a nearby Wells Fargo to help her find out where she lives. However, the bank was unable to help because the woman did not have identification. While the guard called San Francisco police, the woman wandered away. Police said the woman matched the description of Fuquay.
As temperatures continue to dip across the region, authorities said Wednesday they have distributed hundreds of fliers and are using a K-9 tracking dog, thermal imaging by aircraft, and drones to search for the at-risk Petaluma woman, missing since Tuesday.
Fuquay, 68, was seen about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday leaving a home in the 1400 block of Mountain View Avenue, Petaluma police said.
She was wearing a red short-sleeved blouse without a jacket, black pants and orange slip-on shoes. Fuquay may have dementia, and is described as Filipino, 5 feet tall, weighing about 90 pounds, with gray/brown hair.
Authorities don’t think she is carrying a mobile phone or purse. Petaluma police are asking residents to check cars, sheds and garages where she may have sought shelter.
A resident told authorities they spoke to Fuquay about 5 p.m. Tuesday on Mountain View Avenue, near Cochrane Way. Fuquay apparently asked how to find a bus to Suisun City.
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Investigators also found surveillance video of Fuquay on Petaluma Boulevard South, near H Street, at 5:45 p.m. She was walking by herself northbound on the west side of the road.
Police urge anyone who sees Fuquay to contact Petaluma Police Department Dispatch center at (707) 778-4372.
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