No Leads as Search For Ardoch, ND, Woman's Enters 2nd Month(WDAZ-TV) - Wednesday will mark one month since an Ardoch, ND, woman has gone missing. Florence Dumontet, 82, has been missing since October 16 when she left Grand Forks heading to Washington state.
By: David Schwab, WDAZ
(WDAZ-TV) - Wednesday will mark one month since an Ardoch, ND, woman has gone missing.
Florence Dumontet, 82, has been missing since October 16 when she left Grand Forks heading to Washington state.
Sargent Dan Hillebrand with the Grand Forks Sheriff's Department is investigating the case.
He says they are waiting for anything new that may help them solve the case.
The clues involving the whereabouts of Dumontet have dried up. Hillebrand says it's frustrating.
"We are getting no information at all coming in. No sightings, no indication that anything has happened to her. We're in kind of a limbo mode searching for her and her vehicle," Hillebrand said.
Last month, authorities confirmed a sighting of Dumontet in Butte, Montana, and say they've narrowed the search to a 118 mile stretch from Butte to Missoula.
Florence's grandson, Paul Dumontet, says his family drove that stretch looking for her shortly after she went missing.
"Guardrails are pretty substantial, they block a lot of the areas that she could have driven off the road, curves and what not. He said it's pretty straight-forward and a pretty nice drive," Paul Dumontet said.
Though the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department says none of their evidence points to foul play, Florence was reported to be caring a large amount of cash and traveler's checks on her trip to Washington.
"That is as valid as anything could be at this point because we don't know anything concrete about her whereabouts," Paul Dumontet said.
Family members are keeping in touch with law enforcement hoping to keep the case fresh.
"We are working with the Montana authorities to search the area in between Butte and Missoula and Butte and the Idaho border to see if they can locate her vehicle off the interstate," Hillebrand said.
Dumontet is 5 feet tall and 150 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes.
She also has a heart condition.
If you have any information 701-780-8280.