UPDATE: Missing woman has been found safe

By on May 25, 2023

Town of Southern Shores

UPDATE 5/25 3:00 p.m.: Grace Ghirardi has been found safe. A special thank you goes out to the Southern Shores Police Department, Southern Shores Fire Department and all the community volunteers. We appreciate you!


Search on for missing 75-year-old Southern Shores woman

On May 25, the Town of Southern Shores sent out this “Urgent Announcement” about a missing person.

*******ALERT******MISSING PERSON******

Grace Ghirardi, 75 yr old W/F missing from 9th Avenue in Southern Shores. Last seen wearing a tan button down sweater, khaki pants, black loafers, red and gray hair. Grace is on foot and suffers from Alzheimers. If seen, please notify Dare Central Communications at 252-473-3444.


  • One

    4 PM I just spoke to a neighbor on ninth Street and the woman I spoke to said that she had gotten a message from the family that they found her.

    Thursday, May 25 @ 4:03 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Thanks, we have updated our story to reflect that she has been found.

    Thursday, May 25 @ 6:18 pm