Missing elderly couple withdrew money from Healdsburg bank Monday

- Rohnert Park police Tuesday said a missing elderly couple withdrew a large amount of money from their bank Monday but their whereabouts are still unknown.

Szaboics "Sam" Walko, 85, and his 90-year-old wife Maria Walko also have Canadian citizenship and may be headed there, Sgt. Jeff Justice said.

On Saturday around 4:10 a.m., emergency crews responded to the couple's home on Maureen Lane after Sam Walko called 911 to report that his wife was possibly having a medical emergency, according to police.

When emergency crews arrived, Walko said his wife had health issues but was feeling fine at the moment and didn't need assistance. Emergency personnel advised Walko take his wife to a hospital to get checked out and Walko said he would, police said.

Personnel also contacted the couple's son, who lives in Hungary, Justice said. The couple's son said he would follow up with his parents to check on his mother's condition, according to police.

The next day, the couple's son contacted police to tell them that he had not been able to contact his parents and that Kaiser Hospital said they never went to the hospital, police said.

Officers went to the couple's home and determined their vehicle was not in the garage, according to police.

The couple's son said the pair has health issues and could become disoriented, police said.

When the couple withdrew money from the bank around 4 p.m. Monday, they mentioned Maria had a doctor's appointment at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Rosa, but the hospital said that was not the case, Justice said. Officials are checking to see if the couple is still in the Healdsburg area, Justice said.

The couple do not have a cell phone which could be used to track their movements, Justice said.

They are possibly driving a faded green 2001 Toyota Camry with the California license plate number 4NHV446, according to police.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the couple of their vehicle is asked to contact the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety at (707) 584-2600.
 

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