Family desperately searches for grandmother with schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s

SAN DIEGO --  A Mira Mesa family is searching for an 84-year-old grandmother who walked away from their home over the weekend.

Martha Carrington moved to the area with her daughter late last week from Florida when she was reported missing.

“We’ve been looking for her for days now. The dogs, drones, the helicopter, search parties, we’ve had search teams here, we haven’t had any luck,”  said her daughter, Brenda Carrington. “It’s like she just disappeared out of thin air.”

Carrington left an apartment located in the 9800 block of Mira Lee Way sometime between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 2:00 a.m. Saturday on foot, said police. She was last seen wearing a set of  blue pajamas.

“She’s 84 she has dementia starting, she’s schizophrenic, she needs her medications, she needs her blood pressure medicine, and her psych medicine,” said her daughter. "It's very scary. Very scary."

Her family says she will respond to her name, 'Martha.' She does not have a cell phone or any money on her. Since she's new to the city, she's unfamiliar with the neighborhood and area, and knows no one.

“We need all the help we can, we can get. I mean she’s somewhere laying down, that’s my thought because she’s weak now. She doesn’t know where to go. Yeah, she doesn’t know where to go, she doesn’t know anybody, she doesn’t know where she is. So my thought is she’s laying down somewhere," said Carrington.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department (619) 531-2000.