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70-year-old Oildale woman found safe, reunited with family

Posted at 8:39 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 19:10:54-05

BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — UPDATE on 12/7/19:

According to family members, Carol Pierson-Salmon has been found safe.

Her granddaughter told 23ABC that the 70-year-old has made contact with family and is unharmed.

Family members said they are grateful for the community's help and support.
70-year-old Carol Pierson- Salmon has been missing from her home near the 500 block of Willow Dr. since December 1.

She was last seen leaving her front yard wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and carrying her purse.

Her granddaughter Gracie Williams tearfully says she left due to a verbal altercation with a family member.

"She called the sheriffs department and they came out, as soon as the deputies left my grandmother took off walking down willow street," Williams said. "That's the last time we have seen or heard from her. We just want her to come home."

Williams adds this is unlike her grandmother to not come home for days and to leave without her house keys.

She says her grandmother Carol Pierson, usually stays in her room with her cat named Boots.

An emotional Williams shares that her grandmother suffers from mental health issues and other health conditions.

"She’s bipolar and schizophrenic, she has Lupus and a lot of health problems wrong with her," Williams said. "She is not on her medication and all of her pills are here. I don’t know if she could have reacted to not taking her meds for a week."

According to KCSO a missing person report was filed for Pierson on December 3 and they are currently investigating.

Pierson stands at 4’11, with short blonde hair, glasses, and green eyes.

"Please guys, I am begging you, please bring my grandmother home and help me look for her," Williams said.

KCSO says this missing person is not considered a sliver alert because Pierson left voluntarily, but if you have any information please call 661-861-3110.

The family is organizing a search party tomorrow at Riverview park at 10:30 am for anyone who would like to help search.