Maryland State Police Searching for Pocomoke Couple

Feb 24, 2012


POCOMOKE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are looking for an elderly couple who left Pocomoke to move to Florida and have not been heard from for more than a week.

Ninety-one-year-old Merton S. Cowger and 92-year-old Virginia W. Hooper packed all their belongings on Feb. 15 and left to move to Okeechobee, Fla. On Feb. 21, Hooper's daughter contacted Maryland authorities and said she had not heard from her mother for four days. The couple still has not been heard from.

Troopers describe Cowger as being white, 5'3" tall and weighing 143 pounds. Hooper is white, 4'10" tall and weighs 120 pounds. They were last known to be operating a beige or light brown 2002 Ford Crown Victoria with Maryland registration PH 03923. The PH indicates a Purple Heart license plate.