Missing elderly Millstadt woman located safely

Helen Rogers

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department issued an alert seeking help from the public in locating an elderly Millstadt woman late Wednesday morning.

Police provided an update about 2:15 p.m. that she was located safely by family members in the Belleville area and is in good health.

Police initially said Helen L. Rogers, 86, may have left her home about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and was believed to be driving a beige 2005 Kia Sedona with Illinois plates W230146 to River City Casino in St. Louis.

Rogers was described as 5-foot-1 and 170 pounds with brown eyes and light brown hair. It is not known what she was wearing.

“It appears she did not arrive at the casino,” St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Bruce Fleshren stated in a news release. “Rogers uses a walker and can have some memory loss.”

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