At 9:29 a.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 26, New Castle County Police reported that Winifred Spence, 88, of Townsend, has been located. She had been reported as missing Friday night.

UPDATE:

At 9:29 a.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 26, New Castle County Police reported that Winifred Spence, 88, of Townsend, has been located.

She had been reported as missing Friday night. No further details were released about her condition or where she was.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

New Castle County Police are searching for 88-year-old Winifred Spence, missing from her home in the community of Odessa National near Townsend.

On Friday, Aug. 25 at about 10:30 p.m., County Police were dispatched to the 400 block Glenturret Way for a missing person report.

Police learned that Winifred Spence left her residence in a vehicle for a family member’s residence in the Bear area at about 8 p.m. but did not arrive at her destination.

Winifred Spence is described as a white female, 5-feet-2-inches tall, 130 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white blouse and blue pants.

Spence may be driving a 2017 maroon Lincoln MKZ displaying Delaware license plate SP102.

The police's search for Spence included checking her planned destination, but they were unable to locate her.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Winifred Spence to call New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800 or see the website at www.NCCPD.com. Citizens with the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.