South Bay family searches for missing grandmother with dementia

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SAN DIEGO - Police asked for the public's help Sunday in finding a 66-year-old woman with dementia missing since Friday.

Rosa Castellanos walked away Friday from her home near Del Sol and Dennery roads on Friday and has not been seen since, according to the San Diego police.

The grandmother's family went to trolly stations and businesses in the Del Sol area, posting flyers and asking riders for help locating the 66-year old.

“Very stressful I’m trying not to have any too negative thoughts we’re definitely trying to have a lot of faith that we’re going to bring her home soon and safe,” said Castellano's daughter Lizbeth.

Castellanos stands about 5-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs about 160 pounds, the SDPD said. She speaks only Spanish.

“Out of desperation I tried to contact the morgue it’s scary it’s two nights we’re looking at the third night,” said Castellano's daughter Virginia Loza. “Just reposting a post that’s already out there or taking a picture of a flyer it could save somebody’s life.”

She was last seen wearing a beige sweater, brown shirt and black shoes, police said.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts was asked to call the SDPD at 619-531-2000.