Neighbors fear the worst in Terre Haute Silver Alert investigation

A neighbor said she saw Anita, as she’s known by, pull into her driveway in her 2014 Honda CRV. She had just completed some volunteer work at the Harmony Haven Shelter.

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 7:15 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Neighbors fear the worst in the disappearance of a 77-year-old woman. Alice “Anita” Oswald hasn’t been seen or heard from since about 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th.

A neighbor said she saw Anita, as she’s known by, pull into her driveway in her 2014 Honda CRV. She had just completed some volunteer work at the Harmony Haven Shelter.


Oswald’s daughter reported her missing on Friday. Terre Haute Police requested a Silver Alert after Oswald’s house caught fire early Monday morning.

That fire turned Anita’s house into a crime scene, as investigators have determined the fire is arson.

On Tuesday, THPD detectives were seen dressed head-to-toe in protective gear going through Oswald’s 2nd Avenue residence. They told us the home is still an active crime scene.

Meanwhile, neighbors worry about Anita. A neighbor who has dinner every night with her said she failed to come over on Thursday at 7 p.m. which had become their routine. She said Anita like to watch Survivor on Thursday nights.

Another neighbor recalled Anita being so kind to animals.

“I mean she’d come over to our backyard and give doggie treats,” Chadd Weaver told us.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Alice “Anita” Oswald, please call Terre Haute Police.

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