Detroit police seek help to find missing woman, 83

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking the public’s help to find an 83-year-old woman whose relatives reported her missing Friday.

A stepdaughter told authorities she last saw Ora Crayton at about noon in the 5000 block of Joy Road on the city’s west side.

Crayton had said she was headed to the store, possibly to either Home Pride Market on Joy/Wyoming or another retailer near Epworth and Joy, police said in a statement.

Crayton, who relocated back to Detroit in November, has Alzheimer’s disease, police said.

Officials described her as an 5-foot-2-inch tall African-American woman with a medium complexion.

She was last seen wearing silver-framed, clear-lens glasses, a red or gray hat with a ball on top and a red sweater.

Crayton was driving a black 2008 Dodge Caliber SX with an Illinois license plate numbered H961739. She also has an Illinois driver’s license with the name Ora Lee Kuenning, police said.

Anyone who has information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s 10th Precinct at (313) 596-1040.

(313) 222-2117