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Coweta County police, community, searching for missing woman

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COWETA COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Anxious family members of a missing 78-year-old Coweta County woman are gearing up to search for the second straight day.

Hundreds of people in a neighborhood called Welcome spent hours on Sunday combing through thick wooded areas in search of Eleanor Alexander.

Eleanor Alexander was last seen on Providence Church Road in Newnan. She was wearing a pink shirt and white pajama pants with stripes.

Police said she suffers from dementia and may not know her name.

Most of the people who helped with the search have never met Alexander, including Dan Shoemake, who walked on foot along Providence Church Road on Sunday.

"She's part of the welcome community and it makes it feel like family," Shoemake said. "All we can do is hope and pray that somebody finds her and that she's OK."

Eleanor Alexander's daughter-in-law, Becky Alexander, said her family is grateful for the community's support.

"There are so many people out helping us look, there are so many people out helping us spread the word," Becky Alexander said. "So we appreciate that, we appreciate all that we can get ."

Search groups used all terrain vehicles, bikes, horses and walked on foot to look through the wooded area near Eleanor Alexander's home for her.

"We feel confident that she's close to here, but this is such a thick rural area with all the woods and all the sheds and all the structures and everything we feel that she's somewhere and she's in someone's property and that they can find her by looking around their property, Becky Alexander said.

If you think you might have spotted Eleanor Alexander, call police immediately.

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