Family of missing woman with Alzheimer's offers $1K reward

Maria Llamas, 69, missing since Nov. 20

SAN ANTONIO – Sunday marked one week since 69-year-old Maria Llamas vanished from the Poteet Flea Market.

Her family, along with the Heidi Search Center, announced a reward of $1,000 for a lead that results in her location. They hope the reward will lead to Llamas' whereabouts.

Volunteers have passed out more than 9,000 fliers since Llamas disappeared last week.

Llamas suffers from Alzheimer's disease and high blood pressure. She is without necessary medication.

Her family grows more worried as more time passes. They're also concerned their search crew will lessen now that the holiday weekend is over and everyone goes back to school and work Monday.

Those searching for her say there's one piece of information they're missing and all they need is one phone call to find her.

"We hope this will incentivize that, really that hero person out there, that may have that one piece of information," Heidi Search Center executive director Dottie Laster said.

Search crews are asking business owners and people with home security systems to check surveillance footage for any sign of Llamas.

The phone number to call with tips in order to be eligible for the reward is 210-836-5774. Anyone who has seen Llamas is also asked to call San Antonio police at 210-207-7660 or the Heidi Search Center at 210-650-0428.

People looking to assist with the search efforts are asked to drop off donations at the makeshift command post off Palo Alto and Applewhite roads. Search crews can also use additional fliers printed.