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Family and police continue search for missing Springfield woman

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Family and Springfield Police continue to search for 72-year-old Judy Ann Parker, who went missing on New Year's Eve.

She walked out of her care home on 11th and R Streets the morning of New Years Eve, and hasn't been seen since.

Weeks later, and the search for Parker continues.

Parker's daughter Kamara Houston and her niece April Parker organized a search party on Monday.

Armed with flyers and a map, the family and friends began yet another search for Parker.

"It's extremely stressful. It is feeling helpless. And it's a needle in a haystack, basically," Houston said.

Parker was last seen near 11th and R Streets in Springfield. She's white, 5-foot-2 and very thin.

Houston says she suffers from psychosis and often has auditory hallucinations. Houston says Parker can't take care of herself and is in "imminent danger."

"Those are definitely things that make us more concerned about say a normal missing person report where somebody is just out of touch for a few days," Detective David Grice with the Springfield Police said.

Detective Grice said the Springfield Police continue to search for Parker.

So far, police have sent K-9 units to search fields; officers to canvas homes and backyards; and the Springfield Police SWAT team to search area bike paths.

"Every lead that we get, we're trying to follow, but at this point we're just hoping for a little bit of luck," Detective Grice said.

Detective Grice also said that the Springfield Police Department has notified law agencies up and down the I-55 corridor, so they know Parker is missing.

If you see Parker or know any information about her, please contact the Springfield Police Department.

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