Husband’s 911 call released reporting missing Collier woman

Reporter: Elizabeth Biro
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We’re hearing the 911 call from the husband of a missing 80-year-old woman with dementia.

It’s been two days of searching, and there’s still no sign of Margaret Gallaway.

The call with her husband, Michael Gallaway, was released Wednesday afternoon.

Gallaway: “She’s missing. She has dementia. She has one of those Alzheimer bracelets on.”

911 operator: “How long ago did you see her?”

“About a half hour ago… I looked all over for her!”

Gallaway wandered from her home in Crowne Point Monday, around 2 p.m., and is non-verbal.

Tuesday, Collier County Sheriff’s Office divers and deputies were back at the scene where she went missing.

Marine patrol was out checking again, checking lakes — while drones searched from the sky and bloodhounds searched the ground. Gallaway remains missing.

They first searched the neighborhood, from doorbell cameras to lakes, to no avail on Tuesday.

Ring surveillance of Margaret Gallaway

Mark Pinto said deputies have come to his home half a dozen times already searching for the missing Collier woman.

“They give me a flyer,” he said. “They basically just wanted to ask me if I’ve seen the person, keep my eyes open. If I do see anything to call 911. They checked everybody’s backyard. There was a few vacant houses, you know? They checked around the house, the homes.”

She was last seen wearing a white and pink blouse, pink shorts and white shoes. She is believed to be on foot.

Deputies describe her as standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds with white hair and brown eyes.

CCSO reported that Gallaway and her husband were getting ready to leave their home, when she left without him.

Foul play is not suspected.

Please contact CCSO at 239-252-9300 if you have any information on this missing Collier woman.

The Marco Patriots Disaster Response is organizing a search Thursday. If you want to help, meet them at 5050 Davis Blvd. in Naples at 8 a.m.

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