HOUSTON—The search has expanded for the 82-year-old woman who was last seen as she left for work Monday, and as each hour passes, worried family members grow more desperate.
Lillian High was last seen leaving her home at 6:15 a.m., as she headed to her job at a nearby Chase Bank, located on the Sam Houston Parkway at Black Hawk. Family members said she works at the bank as a part-time teller.
But on Monday morning, something went wrong. Chase called her son around 7:15 a.m. and said High never made it to work.
"She just got up, got in the car, drove to work and never made it, and we’ve been searching for her since," Earl High said. "This is not Momma. This is not typical of her behavior at all."
High was last seen driving a black Dodge Avenger, license plate number CD6J492. It was a rental car, because hers was in the shop. She does not have a cell phone.
High was wearing her bank uniform—black slacks, black shoes and a blue Chase Bank collared shirt.
Family members said she has no history of dementia. They said she’s in overall good health, but she has suffered mini-strokes in the past.
Now, they’re just hoping that someone out there knows something that can help bring her home.
"She’s sitting in a McDonald’s someplace, drinking coffee, waiting for us to find her. That’s what I believe right now," Earl High said.
Texas EquuSearch set up a command center for volunteers at Sagemont Church, located at 11323 Hughes Road.
The Laura Recovery Center also set up a command post in front of the AMC 30 Movie Theater near I-45 and the Sam Houston Parkway, where volunteers were passing out fliers.
Family members said High could be as far away as Kansas or Arkansas, where she has some family roots.
Anyone with information on Lillian High’s whereabouts is asked to call police.