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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A candlelight vigil will be held Saturday in honor of a missing elderly woman.
Alma Lawson, 83, went missing Nov. 4. She was last seen leaving a friend’s home in the Love Grove community.
The vigil, which will be held at 5:15 p.m. at St. Phillips AME Church, is being hosted by the CUE Center for Missing Persons, and is meant to serve as a reminder that Lawson is still missing, a CUE Center spokesperson confirmed in a news release.
Crime Stoppers and the Wilmington Police Department are offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Lawson.
Those who attend the vigil are asked to donate a non-perishable food item to donate to a local charity in honor of Lawson.
Lawson is about 5-foot-5 and weighs 102 pounds. She was last seen wearing a lavender shirt, black pants and a black jacket.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lawson, you’re asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343- 3600, or the CUE Center for Missing Persons at 910-343-1131.
Saturday will mark 48 days since Lawson went missing.
St. Phillips AME Church is located 815 North 8th Street in Wilmington.
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