Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Authorities expanded their search efforts on Thursday for a Duluth woman missing since July 20th.
For the past few weeks authorities have been following leads and information that indicates 74-year-old Dale Gerard was last seen getting off a bus near the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Duluth.
On Thursday, authorities searched in and around Enger Park for any signs of Gerard.
The search led by the Saint Louis County Rescue Squad and Duluth Police Department in the past few weeks have yielded no details of Gerard's whereabouts.
Family members say the past few weeks have been hard, but they are grateful in the effort authorities and volunteers have made in attempting to locate the woman
"We have no idea where she is, how she's doing, it's been a month of misery, waiting for that phone to ring and every time it does, you're jumping to try to figure out is this the call, what are we going to do now," said Mark Gerard, son of missing woman.
"We're asking again that people search their out buildings, boats, campers anything that's on their property that may contain a person, we want them to thoroughly check those areas and call in if they find anything that would be suspicious," said Capt. Tom Crossmon, St. Louis County Rescue Squad.
Dale Elizabeth Gerard is 5' 5" tall and weighs 155 pounds. She has brown eyes and red, auburn hair.
Authorities say she has red marks on her chin, nose and cheeks.
She was last seen wearing dark colored pants, a flowered blouse with a pink colored sweater.
Gerard is listed as a vulnerable adult with dementia and needs prescribed medication.
Gerard was last seen leaving her Wesley Residence home in West Duluth on the afternoon of July 20th then boarding an eastbound DTA bus in the area of Elinor and Grand Avenue.
Authorities say Gerard got off the bus at Piedmont Avenue and 7th Street and walked southbound on Piedmont Ave., towards the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Anyone who as any information is asked to call 9-1-1.