Found Unharmed: Police Issue Silver Alert for Missing Park Forest Woman

Silver Alert issued for Selma West of Park Forest
Police have issued a Silver Alert for Park Forest resident Selma West. (Photo: PFPD)
UPDATE from Park Forest Police Friday: “After extensive work by our Investigations Division and assistance from other law enforcement partners, Ms. West was located unharmed. We’d like to thank the public for sharing our Silver Alert and assisting with the search. The original post has been updated as well.”

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Park Forest Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for missing 72-year-old resident Selma West.

According to a statement released by the department Thursday, Ms. West was last seen on June 26, 2019, at approximately 1:30 PM at her residence on the 400 block of Sandburg Street in Park Forest where she resides with family.

She is described as an African American female, approximately 5’03” tall, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, according to the statement.

Her family indicates she is diagnosed with dementia, according to the statement.

Ms. West does not drive or own a vehicle and may be walking in the area of Park Forest, Olympia Fields, or Chicago Heights.

“We do not have a clothing description, but Ms. West may be carrying a cream colored overnight bag,” police said in the statement.

If you see Ms. West or have any information please contact the Park Forest Police Department’s Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.