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Search for Saint David woman remains unsuccessful

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

More than a week after her disappearance, the family of Mary Black holds hope she is unharmed.  One of her daughters says Black could have driven the distance from Saint David.

"She has not driven in three years.  But with Alzheimer's, we thought that she's having a flashback and she's wanting to get home to Mesa, because she kept asking my sister about Dad.  Dad, of course, passed away," daughter Mary Ann Black said.

Eighty-six year-old Mary Black has been missing since her white Ford Explorer disappeared from the house where she lives with another one of her daughters in Saint David a week ago Sunday morning.  The Explorer turned up west of the Silverbell Mountains, beyond the Sunland Gin Road exit off I-10 in Pima County just south of the boundary with Pinal County.  But Mary Black was not with the vehicle.  A search Saturday did not find her, nor did a follow up with about ten people and six dogs Monday.  Mary Ann Black believed that her mother could have made that drive and said that she should have been told about possible sightings of her mother's car in Benson and on I-10 last week.

"I'm very, very upset about it because I know my mother better than anybody, and if I had had these leads, I could have at least said, 'that doesn't sound legitimate,' or 'that sure sounds like a possibility maybe we should follow up on that one,'" Black said.

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