BOSTON (CBS) – Police continue asking for the public’s help finding missing Maynard woman Betty Thorndike after authorities said she was seen early Monday morning in New York.
Police shared new photos of Thorndike, who has memory impairment.READ MORE: 'My Angel': Mother Of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Wahlberg Passes Away
On Saturday, she was supposed to drive from Maynard to Plymouth, but she was spotted in Connecticut on Sunday. She was last seen on Bay Street in Staten Island, New York leaving the Speedway gas station at 3 a.m. Monday.
As she headed out Saturday, Betty stopped to ask a Maynard police officer for directions. He later called her intended destination to check up on her and learned she hadn’t made it.
Pictures from surveillance video show Betty wearing a purple shirt, denim capri pants, converse sneakers, and a thin gold necklace.
Police have been tracking her debit card purchases because she does not have a cell phone. The debit card transactions don’t appear in real-time though.READ MORE: 3 Die In Wrong-Way Crash On Interstate 84 In Sturbridge
“We’re chasing her, we found out where she’s been not where she’s going,” said Maynard Police Chief Michael Noble.
“She doesn’t like driving on the highway so she’s going backroads that’s clear just based on the pattern on where she is and the timeline,” said Det. Trista Manchuso.
She is driving a gray Honda Accord.
“We believe that she’s just trying to find her way home and she’s way off,” said Betty’s son Bruce Thorndike. “We think she was overwhelmed and stressed and she cracked a little bit here.”
He added, “She’s told people that she’s going home, she’s trying to find home…We’re worried about her, she’s very vulnerable and she just wants to get home.”MORE NEWS: Pembroke Crash Leaves 2 Dead, Victims Identified As Joseph Birolini, William Hickey
Betty moved into an assisted living center in Maynard a few weeks ago after spending 15 years in Plymouth.