Search for Kay Gray continues Wednesday

Channel searched in Shadow Lakes
Marney Simon
Staff Writer

The search for Kim Ellen "Kay" Gray continued on Wednesday, June 14, as water rescue teams searched a channel in Shadow Lakes.

Braidwood Police Chief Nick Ficarello said early on Wednesday, a cadaver dog indicated a hit at the channel that intersects Largemouth Lane.

Gray was reported missing from her Smallmouth Lane home around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Her son noted that while he had not seen his mother since Sunday night, neighbors reported to have seen her on a walk on Monday morning. When she didn't return to her home, family called police.

The search area being focused on Wednesday is part of the area where Gray takes her daily walk, her son said.

Mutual aid from MABAS Division 15 searched one of the lakes on Monday, but with no sign of Gray. MABAS returned to the area Wednesday afternoon. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Wilmington ESDA had done two sweeps of the channel with no sign of the missing woman.

Conservation Police were conducting a sonar search of the channel.

Kay Gray is Korean-American, 73 years old, 5'1" and 130 pounds. She was diagnosed with dementia last winter, but family said medication was helping and she would take daily walks.

Anyone with information can call 911.

About 50 volunteers are assisting in a search of Shadow Lakes and nearby areas.