Search continues for missing Chelsea woman | News
SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- A Shelby County woman has been missing since Wednesday night. Carrie Elaine Gentry, who goes by Elaine, was last seen heard from around 7 p.m. March 28, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
Gentry is a 64-year-old white female, approximately 5'8"and 185 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. Her last known address is in Chelsea. The sheriff's office says she may be driving a silver 2002 Lexus RX300 with a Shelby County license plate.
"Gentry has no known medical issues that would explain her disappearance, and her friends and family state this is very uncharacteristic," the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said in a press release issued Monday, April 2. The sheriff's office received the missing person report for Gentry on Thursday, March 29.
Sheriff's office deputies and FBI agents have been searching the area where Gentry was last known to be. The Alabama Department of Public Safety has also assisted in the search by providing aerial aupport. The City of Calera dive team members have also looking in a nearby pond and stream for Gentry. Based on the signal from her cell phone, the sheriff's office has mapped out an area to search for Gentry, covering part of Shelby, St. Clair, Jefferson and Talladega counties.
Sheriff Chris Curry is asking members of the public to check roads in their neighborhood for Gentry's car. The sheriff's office says they are looking into various possibilites for Gentry's disappearance, including a car accident. They have not ruled out foul play.
Gentry runs a ministry based in Chelsea called Tender Mercies Ministry.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 205-669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing the "General Information" category.
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