Sheriff urges Harrison Twp. residents to search properties to help find missing woman

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:55 p.m. (May 31):

Deputies and search crews continue to search for an endangered missing Harrison Twp. woman who has been missing since Memorial Day.

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Catherine Clayburn, 71, left her home on East Floyd Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday, before the tornado outbreak, and hasn’t been seen since.

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She is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes. She has dementia and is confused easily, officials said.

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Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck urges anyone who lives in the Shiloh neighborhood or in Harrison Twp. to search their properties for anything that could help search crews locate Clayburn.

EquuSearch, an organization that specializes in locating missing persons, has been in the area since Wednesday and continued their search today.

K9s, drones, volunteers and law enforcement also were involved in the search effort today.

The search will be expanded into other various neighborhoods, but search parties will be clearly identifiable, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any information that could help deputies, contact the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center at 937-225-4357.


An organization that specializes in finding missing people has been brought in to help located a 71-year-old woman missing since Memorial Day.

An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for Catherine Clayburn, 71, of Dayton, who left her residence on Memorial Day and has not returned, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Clayburn is 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes, according to an alert that was issued. Mrs. Clayburn has dementia and gets confused easily.

The area where Clayburn lives has been heavily searched with local volunteers, law enforcement, K9s and drones.

EquuSearch, the sheriff’s office and volunteers will continue searching for Clayburn.

She was last seen leaving her residence on East Floyd Avenue in Dayton at 6 p.m., the alert stated.

If you see her, or know of her whereabouts, you are asked to dial 9-1-1; Montgomery County Sheriff's Dispatch, 937-225-4357 or the Ohio Attorney General Missing Persons Unit, 1-866-693-9171.

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