The Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a search operation for the missing woman, 70-year-old Linda Schleizer. Schleizer walked away from her home outside Ashfork around 4:00 PM today and never returned home. Schleizer suffers from severe Alzheimer’s and when stressed, she has a tendency to withdraw and may have panic attacks. Schleizer will not answer to her name when called.
Schleizer commonly walks around the family’s property and normal returns home. She is an avid hiker, and it is unknown how far she may walk. The family home is about 8.4 miles North West of Ashfork and about 4.7 miles north of Interstate 40.
Schleizer is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 108 pounds, brown hair with hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a burnt orange shirt, purple shorts, gray Sketchers tennis shoes and wearing prescription glasses.
The search is being conducted by Coconino County with assistance from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger Helicopter out of Flagstaff, Kaibab Estates West Fire Department, and Ashfork Fire Department.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Schleizer, please call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office as 928-774-4523.
Media Contact: Commander Rex Gilliland