Sheriff: TCSO has exhausted all resources in search

Published 8:05 pm Monday, November 20, 2017

After searching for Carol Evans for more than a week, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office met with Evans’ family and has determined that all resources have been exhausted, according to Sheriff James Woodruff.

The 75-year-old woman went missing on Friday, Nov. 10, around 2 p.m. while her husband, Bill, was cutting grass. Bill said Carol suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Woodruff said the office used helicopters, drones equipped with Forward Looking Infrared, K9 units and had volunteers help search. West Georgia Rescue even brought horses on Friday, Nov.18, to search for Carol, Woodruff said.

“My chief deputy and lieutenant of investigations met with the family and told them that of course this case is going to remain open, we’re going to continue to follow leads,” Woodruff said. “We’re going to continue to put the word out there in the community and surrounding areas that we’re looking for her.”

The investigation is still open. However, Woodruff said he does not think the office can find anything searching the woods behind Evans’ house.

“It’s disappointing and it’s disheartening for us, for the family,” he said. “We certainly wanted to find Mrs. Evans, and we still do and certainly right at the holidays, it makes that much worse on the family.”

Woodruff said he is grateful for all of the help the office received from the other agencies and community members.

“I just appreciate all the organizations that came together, the agencies, the volunteers from the community and surrounding areas who showed up and helped us walk in the woods and just my staff,” he said. “Everybody did a tremendous job trying to locate her.”

Anyone with information about Carol is encouraged to call the TCSO at (706) 883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.