Search continues for missing Bella Vista woman with possible dementia


BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Benton County Search and Rescue has brought in multiple bloodhounds from various agencies around the state to look for Doyle.

A Facebook post from the Bella Vista Police Department encourages residents to be on the lookout for Doyle where they are located.

Police say to call 479-855-3771 for information on Doyle’s whereabouts.

The search for a 74-year-old woman missing from a Bella Vista assisted living facility continues on Friday morning.

According to a Facebook post from the Bella Vista Police Department, crews searched through the night for Barbara Doyle and are reconvening on Friday morning to begin again.

Doyle’s disappearance has now been upgraded to a Silver Alert.

If you have any information on Doyle’s whereabouts, call (479) 855-3771.

Bella Vista police are looking for an elderly woman who went missing August 12.

According to a news release from the the city, Barbara Doyle, 74, has been missing from Brookfield Assisted Living in Bella Vista since 3 p.m. Thursday, August 12.

The release says she wandered off on foot after being admitted for the first time earlier in the day at 11 a.m.

Doyle is 5 ft. tall and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing black jeans and a grey T-shirt-like sweater with black glasses that can hang around her neck.

Doyle has possible dementia and has been known to wander from home in the past, staying near major roadways.

The release says her husband is the only relative in the area, and lives in a nearby neighborhood. He told police she has not returned home.

If anyone has any information or locates Doyle, contact Bella Vista Police Department at 479-855-3771.

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