Family desperately searching for missing Lancaster woman

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A Lancaster family is begging for help as a silver alert remains in effect for a 61-year-old woman.

Robin Leys has been missing since Friday. Police say she suffers from dementia. Her family believes she has been wandering around the West Seneca area, and says she may be confused.

“I need her back,” said David Leys, Robin’s husband, through tears. I’m just hoping that people come out and help me get her back here.”

Lancaster police say they received a report saying she was seen at a convenience store on Ridge Rd. in Lackawanna on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m worried that she’s just hiding in someone’s shed. I’m not really sure what could be going on,” said Robin’s daughter Kelly.

I can’t hold on too much longer if she doesn’t get home,” David Leys added. “I’m just hoping and praying that today will be the day that she’ll be back with me.”

The family has formed its own search party in an effort to find Robin. On Tuesday, her sister Addabell Rodriguez was assigned to Transit Rd., not far from Robin’s last known location.

“We’re going to keep on doing this all through Western New York State,” Rodriguez said as she was stapling a poster to a pole.

This isn’t the first time Leys has gone missing, her family says. But it’s the first time she’s been gone this long. That’s why they are worried.

“I’m hoping that she’ll see it and she’ll remember that her family loves her and then she’ll reach out,” said Kelly Leys. “Because I need her to reach out.”

Leys has gray hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a read smock over a black shirt. Anybody who sees her is asked to call police.

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