Police Seek Help Locating Silver Spring Woman Missing Since Sunday

Detectives from the county’s police department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Silver Spring woman who has been missing since Sunday.

“Sandra Lee Bender, age 51, was last leaving the Regency Care of Silver Spring facility (located at 9101 Second Avenue) in the company of a friend at approximately 1:30 pm. [Sunday, May 16]. Bender and her friend left in a green Ford conversion van with Maryland tag: 4CM5028,” according to a press release.

Bender is about 5’ 1″ tall and weighs around 125 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

“Family and police are concerned for Bender’s physical and emotional welfare,” the release added.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding her location, or anyone who sees the vehicle described above, to call the department at 301.279.8000 (24/7 phone line). Callers may remain anonymous.

Photo from MCPD

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