UPDATE: Colorado Woman Missing in Rural Wilcox Co.
From the West Alabama Newsroom–
Search crews continue to look for a Colorado woman who went missing in a remote area of Wilcox County with her son.
Sheriff Earnest Evans says 56 year old Cheryl Pence of Rye, Colorado — and her son 37 year old son Michael Brandon McBee also of Rye, Colorado — were both reported missing Saturday.
“When they was in the woods on Saturday afternoon, evening, some hunters saw them and talked with them,” said Evans.
“And while they was talking the lady she walked off. And the son eventually walked off trying to find her.”
Evans says Pence is still missing — and apparently lost in the woods. However, search crews found McBee in the woods on Monday.
“His condition wasn’t all that good. We took him to the hospital,” Evans said.
Crews continue to search the remote area in southern Wilcox County where they were around County Road 45 — near the Monroe County line.
Doug Pence is the missing woman’s husband.
“She’s got some mental issues. She’s not herself at all. And so yeah, we just need to find her and get her the help we need,” he said.
Search and rescue teams from surrounding areas — are helping to comb the area.
The Red Mountain Search Dog Association is also assisting with effort to find the missing woman.
“There is no words, there is no reasoning, there is no way to figure out what’s going on when some body’s having mental problems,” said Pence.
“We’re just praying that we can find her soon as we can and get her to the help that she needs.”
Overnight temperatures — at or around freezing — are adding to concerns about the missing woman’s safe return.
If you have seen Cheryl Pence or know her whereabouts, contact the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (334) 682-9115.