Search continues for 72-year-old Citrus County woman

Search efforts for Carol McHugh, 72, of Citrus County continue Sunday after the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office issued a Silver Alert for her. The search has been going on for more than two days.

McHugh was last seen about 3:30 p.m. Thursday when she went for a walk on East Regency Row in the Seven Lakes subdivision off Sandpiper Drive in Inverness. She was reported missing about 10 p.m. Thursday. Deputies have interviewed dozens of neighbors and concerned residents.

McHugh suffers from memory issues, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

She is 5'1" and weighs about 113 pounds. was wearing a tan shirt with brown stripes and a large collar, and dark-colored pants. She has brown hair.

Sheriff Mike Prendergast spoke to members of McHugh's church -- Our Lady of Fatima --  in Inverness asking them to pray for her safe return.

"I wanted to reach out to those closest to Carol who may have some insight as to her whereabouts", says Sheriff Prendergast.  "I also wanted to meet with Father Tim, her parish priest, and meet with people who really know Carol to let them know that we are doing everything in our power to bring her home."

Later Sunday the sheriff's office said search crews had checked 23 square miles and spent 70 hours looking for McHugh.

Due to severe weather, some of the search teams have been called off. Teams have been searching on the ground, in the air and on waterways. Volunteers and search crews have searched more than 23 square miles. 

"We have deployed every tool available since we were notified she went missing Thursday night,"  says Sheriff Mike Prendergast.

Any information, contact the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. If you see her, dial 911 immediately. 

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