Fundraiser Monday for Maxine Green

Maxine Green (courtesy file photo)
Maxine Green (courtesy file photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – It has been almost six months since Grand Rapids resident Maxine Green was last seen.

Since then, family members have held vigils and hoped for any information in her disappearance.

There have been few tips about her disappearance on Leonard Street on Aug. 23, 2013.

A fundraiser is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Ellnora’s BBQ Kitchen, 547 Eastern Ave. SE in Grand Rapids, to raise reward money. Meals cost $7.

(photo courtesy www.swmichigandining.com)
(photo courtesy http://www.swmichigandining.com)

Green, 62, is the sister of famed singer Al Green.

Police said she has some mental health issues and was living at the Shepherds of Independence on the northwest side of Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids police told 24 Hour News 8 last fall that this isn’t the first time that Green has disappeared. The past incidents were usually for a period of days or perhaps a week, but never for this long.

In October 2013, 24 Hour News 8 reported about a woman seen on a surveillance camera using Maxine Green’s Bridge Card. That woman told police she knew Maxine but hadn’t seen her since she disappeared.

At that time, police told 24 Hour News 8 many people had been using Maxine’s Bridge Card.

Maxine’s niece, Pam Green, has talked to 24 Hour News 8 several times about this case, saying she feels like she is fighting an uphill battle to find her aunt, hoping someone comes forward with any information.

24 Hour News 8's Emily Linnert talks with Pam Green and GRPD's Ralph Mason about Maxine Green who has been missing since August 2013. (Feb. 10, 2014)
24 Hour News 8’s Emily Linnert talks with Pam Green and GRPD’s Ralph Mason about Maxine Green who has been missing since August 2013. (Feb. 10, 2014)

Watch the video above as Pam Green and Grand Rapids Police Department Media Specialist/Community Liaison Ralph Mason were on “24 Hour News 8 Daybreak” Monday morning to discuss the latest developments.

You are asked to call GRPD or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 if you know anything about this incident.

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