Search continues for missing 73-year-old with Alzheimer’s

Emergency services across Nova Scotia continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating 73-year-old female Adair Townsend.

Police Investigators have gathered new information to indicate that Adair Townsend was now last seen on Tuesday early morning on April 9, 2024, at approximately 5:30 a.m., around the area of Mount William near the Trenton Connector and Highway 106 exit 1A.

Police have followed up on several leads to try and locate Adair Townsend but have so far been unsuccessful. Police and her family are concerned and want to know if she is safe.

Adair Townsend also has a medical condition of a mild case of Alzheimer’s and takes regular walks on her own.

Adair Townsend is described as


5 foot 2 inches tall

110 Pounds

Grey medium length hair

Wearing a dark grey/blue coat

Wearing black Doc Martin Boots.

Wearing glasses

Emergency Services including the Pictou County District RCMP, RCMP Police Dog Servies, Nova Scoita Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams, Pictou County Volunteer Fire Departments, Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry Aircraft Patrol Unit and the New Glasgow Regional Police continue to search in the areas of Mount William area and the Trenton Park areas.

Police continue to ask the public to around the area of Brookside Avenue New Glasgow, Park Road and Mount William areas to check sheds and backyards and spread the word through the community and social media on the whereabouts of Adair Townsend.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Adair Townsend is asked to contact the New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.


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