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Woman reported missing from Angier retirement home

Posted September 7, 2009

Silver Alert

— A 62-year-old woman was reported missing from a retirement home in Angier Monday morning.

Annie Langley wandered away from Primrose Villa Retirement Community, 431 Junny Road, police said.

Langley is described as a heavy-set black woman, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds. She has brown eyes and short, silver hair. She was wearing sunglasses.

Anyone with information about Langley's whereabouts should call Harnett County dispatch at 910-893-9111.

In February, an 85-year-old woman who wandered away from Primrose Villa was also the subject of a Silver Alert. Carrie C. Evans was found dead in a ravine behind a plant, about three blocks away.

Primrose Villa scored 102 and 97.75 in state inspections this past spring, according to state Division of Health Service Regulation records.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.


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  • Caroline Marie Sep 7, 2009

    Okay, did she "wander" away or did she intentionally leave? There is a difference.

  • lode3xpo Sep 7, 2009

    Have any SAR teams been called out? Looking at the map and terrain, the given address shows that it is on a hill-top with drainage/creeks to the west, north and east. Roads heading south are easy traveled as is the one road going north off the hill-top. .30 miles from the address encompasses both the east and west creeks that are down-hill. Good luck on locating!

    Alzheimer's Search priorities... (This information might be out of date, but gives insight to where to look.)


  • donnaferguson Sep 7, 2009

    Hopefully, she will be found safe and SOON. After a few years in the Alzheimer's industry I know how frustrating yet rewarding it is. These patients have a burning desire to get 'home' or somewhere they remember from the past. It's sad, but it's also really scary. Hopefully the facility will review it's staff training relating to dementia care and maybe even consider a secure area in which to provide additional safety.

  • Adelinthe Sep 7, 2009

    It's raining like crazy out here in Angier too. Poor woman. Praying she is found safe quickly.

    God bless.


  • Godschild43 Sep 7, 2009

    I pray that she is found safe.