Officials in Dade County are looking for a missing person in the Cloudland Canyon State Park. Judy Sharlene Payne of Rock Springs, Georgia has been missing since Monday morning when she left for work in Chattanooga.
A Departmant of Natural Resource officer was walking through the park around 10:30 Monday night, when he noticed her car. He ran the plates on the vehicle, called the residence and spoke with her husband, who had not seen her since Monday morning.
The search began around 12:30 Tuesday morning. The Geogia State Patrol sent its helicopter to track with heat sensors, but has not been able to locate anything.
Family members say she is a former employee of the park. Officials say they don’t suspect foul play, but are treating this as a missing person case.
Emergency workers from the Department of Natural Resources, Georgia State Patrol, Dade County Mountain Search and Rescue, New Salem Fire Department and the Dade County Sheriff’s Department are on the scene.
(WRCB – Channel 3 News)