UPDATE: Police find missing woman and dog


A missing elderly woman from the Hunter and her dog have been located safe and well this morning.

The 82-year-old was last seen about 6.20pm yesterday (Sunday 8 November), at her home in Abermain, when she told her husband she was walking the dog.

Following extensive inquiries, she and her Maltese terrier, Susie, was located near Neath about 9.35am today (Monday 9 November), both safe and well.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

Earlier: Police resume search for missing Hunter woman

Police have resumed the search for an 82-year-old woman who went missing from her home in the Hunter Region overnight.

Mrs Joy Morrow was last seen at about 6.20pm on Sunday 8 November at her home in Abermain when she told her husband she was walking the dog.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District were alerted and a ground and air search commenced involving local police, SES volunteers, residents and the police airwing, PolAir.

The search continued throughout the night but was temporarily suspended, before resuming at about 7.30am.

Police are renewing their appeal for anyone who may have seen Mrs Morrow, or her dog Susie, to call Muswellbrook Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Mrs Morrow is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 152cm tall and 80kg with a solid build and short dark hair; she speaks with an Irish accent.

At the time she was wearing a multi-coloured shirt with ¾ sleeves, black skirt and slippers.

She was walking with her 13-year-old Maltese terrier called Susie. Mrs Morrow may appear disoriented or confused.

Police are especially asking local residents to check their sheds, backyards and garages in case Mrs Morrow has taken shelter overnight.

Anyone who may have seen Mrs Morrow is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.