Spring Branch woman disappears after going for afternoon walk

Charlene Bell Gillespie, 72, in need of medication for dementia

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

SPRING BRANCH, Texas - Authorities are searching for a woman who left her home in the 100 block of Olympia and never returned.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office said Charlene Bell Gillespie, 72, went for a walk around 3 p.m., but they were notified she was missing when she hadn’t returned by 7 p.m.

Gillespie, who is described as black and suffering from dementia, was wearing a red Buc-ees T-shirt, black nylon jogging pants, a medical boot on her right foot and a green shoe on her left foot.

The Sheriff's Office said a Department of Public Safety helicopter is searching the area, along with multiple units from CCSO, but they are asking anyone with information about Gillespie’s whereabouts to call 830-620-3400.

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