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Fears for Adele Morrison after car found in floodwater

Emma Pritchard

Grave concerns are held for missing woman Adele Morrison after her vehicle, a red 2017 Toyota Corolla, was located partially submerged in the flooded Barrington River on the NSW Mid North Coast on March 25, shortly after 11am.

While the vehicle was recovered by emergency services, the 78-year-old remains unaccounted for.

Ms Morrison was last seen leaving a Port Macquarie residence on March 16 around 6am to travel to Gloucester by car on the same day. Initial investigations revealed she attended a shopping centre in Gloucester around 10:45am on March 16, but her following movements remain unknown and she has not been heard from since.

Her family reported her missing to Mid North Coast Police on March 17. Ms Morrison is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 150cm and 160cm tall, with a medium build, grey hair and hazel eyes.

According to recent social media posts on the Clarence Valley Ratepayers, Residents and Business Owners Facebook page, Ms Morrison is a resident of Maclean and she is also known to frequent the Gloucester, Nabiac, Berrico and Barrington Tops areas.  A coordinated search of the Barrington River began earlier this week after floodwater and road closures hampered earlier attempts.

Police are continuing to make enquiries to locate Ms Morrison and anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is being urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.