On Friday, October 10, Dave Mustaine and his wife Pam held a press conference in San Diego, but it had nothing to do with Megadeth. Sadly, Dave’s mother-in-law Sally Estabrook has been missing for over a week, and she’s suffering from Alzheimers. The 75 year-old was last seen at a campground on October 4. Her husband returned from a shower and she was missing from the RV, and hasn’t been seen since. Here’s what Mustaine said:
“Sally Estabrook went missing Saturday at 4 p.m. up at the Pinezanita Campground up in Julian. She has Alzheimer’s, severe, [and] she’s not communicative. And we’re just asking everybody right now, because of the search and how extensively that it’s gone, we’re looking outside of the camp area now. And we’re just asking everybody that may have been up there to take a look in your sheds, in your garages, any of the thick brush around your house. A lot of times, people that wander that have Alzheimer’s are found very close to their home. They just take shelter underneath bushes and stuff. So we’re asking that you look there. Also, anybody that’s working in the medical field, in the hospitals and shelters, any of the senior citizens, adult homes, stuff like that, look at your patients. Maybe there’s somebody there that’s not supposed to be there. We need your help. For any of you that are watching this right now, we’re just asking that if you see Sally — we call her nana — she’s probably not gonna answer to you, just call 911 and then we’ll go from there.”
While she’s been missing for a week, 100 people fanned out in a five mile radius around the campground to look for her yesterday (11), meaning it’s still a rescue mission, not a recovery one. Regardless, it’s a terrible situation for anyone to be in, but there’s still a glimmer of hope that she’ll be found. Anyone that sees Estabrook should call 911 or the sheriff’s department at (858) 565-5200.