Sheriff's Office: No trace of missing Sun City woman

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Sheriff's Office: No trace of missing Sun City woman

From staff reports
Published Tuesday, May 1, 2012   |  279 Words  |  

The Sheriff's Office has pursued "any and all leads even loosely tied" to the disappearance of a 40-year-old Sun City Hilton Head woman but has found no trace of her, according to a news release.

Caroline Gibson left her home Thursday morning in a red, two-door Toyota Yaris reportedly heading to her former workplace at Belk department store in Beaufort but never arrived.

Gibson's parents, Norm and Trudy Fowler, with whom she lives at 33 Nightingale Lane, reported her missing that day.

Searches by ground, water and air in Beaufort and Jasper counties since then have yielded no contact with the woman, the release said. Foul play is not suspected.

"Gibson's failure to contact family members adds to the concern surrounding her disappearance, however, there has been no evidence found suggesting that she did not leave of her own free will and accord," the release said.

She is described as 5-foot-5 with brown, highlighted hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a black or gray shirt, black jogging pants and sunglasses. Her car bears South Carolina plates FKK 217 and has rosary beads hanging from the rearview mirror, according to the release.

Anyone with information is asked to call either Investigator B. Chapman at 843-255-3417 or the county dispatch center at 843-524-2777.

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