Jacksonville police find remains believed to be missing woman with dementia

JSO believes that it has found the remains of missing woman with dementia

Police in Jacksonville announced on Twitter Thursday that they believe they have located the remains of 85-year-old Patricia Parkman.

According to a Jacksonville Sheriff"s Office incident report, the Pennsylvania woman did not tell her family she was traveling to Jacksonville.

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Family did not know Parkman was missing until her landlord called them saying she was late on paying rent.

When the family member asked the landlord to check the apartment, Parkman was no where to be found.

According to the JSO report, Parkman's family then contacted a family friend who said she spoke with Parkman on New Year's Day and said she sounded well and was staying at the Quality Inn and Suites located at 8602 Commonwealth Avenue in Jacksonville.

Police said the manager at the hotel said Parkman had paid to stay at the hotel until 11 a.m. checkout Wednesday.

Parkman was last seen alive Monday on Commonwealth Avenue, according to authorities.

No foul play is suspected.


The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday evening that it is searching for Patricia Parkman, 85, who was last seen Monday around 1 p.m. walk east on Commonwealth Avenue.

Patricia was last seen wearing a blue jacket, white scarf and walking with a can, according to JSO.

JSO said that Patricia has dirty blonde/gray hair with hazel eyes, is 5' 6" tall and weighs 95 pounds, and wears glasses and hearing aids.