Date: March 7, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Sterling Ivey, (863) 534-6377 or 819-0221, pager


Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are searching for two Lakeland women missing since Monday, March 5, 2001. Lois Knutsen, 80 years of age, of 7405 North Socrum Loop Rd., #80 in Lakeland, and Dorothy Radcliffe, 70 years of age, of 7405 North Socrum Loop Rd., #80 in Lakeland were last seen at approximately 9:30 on Monday morning. The two Lakeland women were supposed to be traveling to Deltona to meet a friend for lunch. They were going to stay with the Deltona friend on Monday night, then leave for their other home in Minnesota sometime Tuesday morning. Krutsen and Radcliffe apparently never made it to Deltona. 

Knutsen is described as 5'4", 140 pounds with short gray hair and a red blotchy face. She was last seen wearing a pink stripped shirt and pink pants. Radcliffe is described as 5'7", 160 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. Radcliffe was last seen wearing blue jeans and a bulky jean jacket. Knutsen and Radcliffe were traveling in a gold 4-door 2000 Dodge Intrrepid with Minnesota tag ETH 209. 

Anyone with information on the location of Knutsen or Radcliffe is asked to immediately contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at (863) 533-0444 or Polk County Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-0344.

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