A 79-year-old Aurora woman has been missing since Friday and authorities from the west suburb believe she could be on the South Side of Chicago where she went to visit her daughter.
Lois L. Boyd, of the 0-99 block of South Stolp Avenue, was reported missing by her son about 2 a.m. Friday after she failed to return home from Chicago, according to a statement from Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.
Boyd's son told Aurora Police that he had dropped her off at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave., about 11:45 a.m. Thursday so that she could visit her daughter, who lives in the 5800 block of South Sangamon Street in the city, according to the statement.
Boyd contacted her son several times during the day to check in, but at 8 p.m. Thursday she again called her son but it was from another person's cell phone because her cell battery died, the statement said.
Ferrelli said it was not immediately clear if she had seen her daughter.
When his mother was not on the last train that came into Aurora in the early morning hours of April 6, her son contacted police, the statement said.
Investigators have talked with the person who lent Boyd her cell phone and she confirmed the missing woman had used her phone.
The missing woman is a dark-skinned black female, stands 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 165 pounds. She was last seen wearing a short, dark brown wig, has brown eyes, and is missing some lower and upper teeth, the statement said.
She was wearing a long black, cloth coat on top of a lime green hooded sweatshirt, light colored jeans, and black Reebok gym shoes. She was also carrying a black purse with a shoulder strap, the statement said.
Although she is not on any medications, her family said she may suffer from dementia.
Anyone with information should call Aurora Police Investigators at (630) 256-5500 or their local law enforcement agency.