CORAL SPRINGS, FL. - On the afternoon of January 8, a 63-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and mental health problems left her home on Royal Palm Boulevard.
Josseline Jackson hasn’t been seen since by her family or police who are looking for her.
Jackson walked away from the apartment she shared with her niece without any life essentials: money, credit cards, cell phone, and, most importantly in her situation, an AngelSense GPS tracking device, police said. She was last seen wearing a red top with red slacks and white or grey sneakers.
Detectives looked for Jackson in Coral Springs and issued an alert to other police agencies across the region.
“As of right now yes, she remains missing,” Coral Springs Police Officer Tyler Reik said Thursday in an email. “There are no signs of foul play and none is expected. She has been entered into the system as missing but contact with her has not been made.”
Jackson has lived on and off the streets for parts of her life, Jackson’s niece Joselene Noel told police. Last summer, Jackson was reported missing and was found in Fort Lauderdale after traveling on a bus and wondering around in a neighborhood.
Noel told police her aunt has been previously Baker Acted (temporary in detention because she was a danger to herself or others) and has been under the care of Henderson Behavioral Health for treatment. Noel also told investigators that her aunt has refused, at times, to wear a GPS transmitter, saying “she was not a child.”
Coral Springs Police are asking anyone with information on Jackson to call 954-344-1800 or 911.