Law enforcement, family still looking for Carol Evans

Published 8:00 pm Friday, November 9, 2018

Saturday marks one-year since the disappearance of West Point resident Carol Evans from her home at the 200 block of Lower Lovelace Road. According to Sgt. Stewart Smith from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, there has been no substantial leads in several months.

Evans, 75, was last seen on Nov. 10, 2017, at her residence when her husband, Bill went outside to cut grass. When he returned, Carol was nowhere in the residence.

“[Bill Evans] was out in the yard mowing on a tractor, and then when he went back in the house, she wasn’t able to be located,” Smith said. “The assumption is still at this point that she left walking from the location, possibly became disoriented and couldn’t make it back to the house.”

Carol had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

The TCSO searched the surrounding area and the woods behind the residence with helicopters, drones with infrared, K-9 units and had volunteers help search for Carol. 

By Nov. 20, 2017, the sheriff’s office announced that it exhausted all resources in its search for Carol, but that the investigation is still open.

Bill said on Friday that the family is living one day at a time since Carol’s disappearance.

“We’re just taking it one day at a time and trying to do the best that we can,” Bill said. “It’s a difficult situation not knowing what happened to somebody you loved so much.”

Bill said while there’s a small chance Carol could be alive, it’s still a “possibility.” Bill said even a year after her disappearance he still hasn’t fully adjusted to life without her. 

“You continue to miss somebody,” Bill said. “I haven’t completely adjusted to the fact that she’s not around anymore.”

Smith said anyone with information on Carol’s location should call the TCSO. 

Information can be given to the TCSO at (706) 883-1616 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.