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Search Continues for Missing Taylor Women

By: Deborah Tuff Email
By: Deborah Tuff Email

A family pleads with the public to help find their mother who went missing late Sunday evening.

Shelby Pettis’ daughter Linda Allen describes how it feels to have unanswered questions because of her mother's disappearance.

Sunday, the 67-year-old Taylor resident drove her recently purchased 2005 GMC Yukon to a home she has near Lake Eufaula and family and friends haven't heard from her since.

"Last I heard from mother was Sunday Night, early evening around 8 o'clock," Linda Allen said.

Neighbors near the getaway say Pettis' car was gone Sunday. But what has the family bothered is her health problems.

She’s on numerous medications, one which treats the elderly woman's mild case of dementia, and her daughter believes that medication has run out.

On the lake property, family members also say the home was left un-kept.

The door was left opened; Pettis always closes it. Her husband's shotgun was left by the front door; she never goes near it.

Her purse was gone, but her checkbook was left behind.

"We don't know if there's foul play or she just wandered off," Allen says.

Abbeville Police have helicopters searching the area and volunteers have purchased four-wheelers to help in the search.

"We're totally at a loss and if anybody has any information whatsoever, if they just get in touch with the Police Department,” Allen pleaded.

Pettis is described as 5 feet 6 inches and 175 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink colored pull-over with beige knit pants.

The family is offering a $1000 dollar reward for any information that will locate Pettis.

You can call the Henry County Sheriff's Department at 585-3131.


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