Jefferson County deputies looking for missing woman


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 66-year-old woman who was last seen at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Lula Hazzard Skanes suffers from dementia and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Her daughter told deputies that she left Skanes at home around 3:30 p.m. When she returned home Friday evening, Skanes was nowhere inside the home.

Skanes is not able to drive and likely left the house on foot carrying a large gym bag.

She is described as a 5-foot-1-inch black female who weighs 120 pounds.

Deputies began looking for Skanes Friday night and continued there search with dogs on Saturday.

Anyone with information pertaining to Skanes’ whereabouts should call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 325-1450.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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