TROUP COUNTY, Ga. -- Just over a week after 75-year-old Carol Evans was initially reported missing from her West Point home, the Troup County Sheriff's Office announced in a statement Sunday afternoon that they were suspending their active round-the-clock search for Evans.
In the statement, the sheriff's office says they have utilized more than a half-dozen K-9 search teams, both helicopter and drone aircraft equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) resources, and dozens of first responders and volunteers scouring the area in and around the property surrounding the Lower Lovelace Road location where Evans lives in West Point.
Investigators have spent hours interviewing friends and neighbors of Evans in order to determine where she might have gone.
The sheriff's office says they have reached the determination that they have exhausted all of the resources and explored all of the reasonable locations in the area, given that they and family members feel she had walked away from her home when they feel she did.
Troup County authorities say the case will continue to be maintained as an ongoing and open missing persons case, and investigators will continue to follow any and all leads that come in, and they are still encouraging anyone with possible leads to contact the Troup County Sheriff's Office at 706-883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.