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Silver Alert issued for missing Surprise woman

PHOENIX — A Silver Alert was issued Thursday for a missing Surprise, Ariz. woman.

Police said 79-year-old Ethel Crescenzo was last seen Tuesday. She was planning to drive to Talking Stick Casino in Scottsdale, Ariz. Neither she nor her car have been seen in the area.

Crescenzo requires daily medications and it is unknown if she has them with her. She does not carry a cell phone.

Crescenzo was last seen driving her white 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with personalized Arizona license plate ETHEL. Bank activity showed she made transactions in both Buckeye and Tonopah on Wednesday.

Crescenzo stands 5-foot-1 and weighs about 140 pounds. She has short brown and gray hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt and pants.

Anyone with information on Crescenzo’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623-222-4000 and reference case No. 141003660.