Urgent Missing Elderly Person - Update

UPDATED February 7, 2024 at 9:00AM - Marrian GROSS (known as Barbara), has been located and is safe. The Medicine Hat Police Service would like to thank those that assisted with the search and in particular the volunteers with South Eastern Alberta Search & Rescue (SEASAR) who privded extensive assistance.  

No further information will be released. 


S/Sgt. Trevor Humphries


The Medicine Hat Police Service is seeking the public's urgent assistance in locating a missing elderly individual, Marrian GROSS (known as Barbara) aged 91 years, who was last seen in the area of JYSK and London Drugs on February 6, 2024, at approximately 6:30 pm

We have an updated picture attached. The image was captured today and it is believed that Barbara is wearing the same clothing and pushing a black coloured walker.

Description of the individual:

  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: 140 pounds
  • Hair: short white hair
  • Eyes: brown
  • Clothing: red coloured sweater, black pants
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: wears glasses and uses a walker

Ms. Gross is believed to be on foot. The police service is extremely concerned for her safety, especially considering her age and potential medical conditions. She may be disoriented or confused.

Residents in the vicinity of the London Drugs are urged to check their properties, outbuildings, and any surveillance cameras they might have. Anyone traveling on roads or highways, especially in the areas of Meadowlands and Norwood Communities are asked to be vigilant and report any sightings.

The police service has requested the assistance of Southeast Alberta Search and Rescue (SEASAR) to assist in the search efforts. 

We kindly request that members of the public share this information on their social media platforms to widen our reach.  

Please contact the Medicine Hat Police Service at 403-529-8481 with any information that may assist the police in locating Barbara