The search continues for a missing woman, believed to suffer from Alzhiemers, in the Haywood Valley area of Chattooga County. Seventy year-old Dixie Brown has been missing since she was last seen in the area on Sunday morning around 4 AM. Chattooga County EMA Director Eddie Henderson said that 75% of the ground search of the area has been completed.
Road patrols continued in the area overnight and the ground search resumes this morning. The Georgia State Patrol is sending in a dive team today that will search a nearby creek and GSP aircraft will fly in support of the dive team. The GSP aircraft flew for three hours on Monday searching for the woman. Civil air patrol has also been assisting in the search.
Chattooga EMA, Chattooga County Rescue, Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department, Subligna and Gore Fire, Bartow Fire, Redmond, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia DNR, Georgia Dept of Public Safety, Floyd Co. EMA, Floyd County Sheriff’s Dept., Redmond EMS, National Forest Service, and volunteersf rom the community have all taken part in the search for the missing woman.
Mr. John Irby has furnished a huge barn for aCommand Post, water and drinks, dinner on Sunday, and breakfast Monday morning. The members of Ebenezer Baptist Church furnished coffe, doughnuts, and pasteries for breakfast Sunday morning and lunch Monday. Sonny’s BBQ and Bojangles have also furnished meals. Chattooga County Public Works Director Lamar Canada went to Rome to get needed supplies Monday afternoon.
Henderson said, "We haven’t found a clue. We will finish the ground search Tuesday and see what the water search turns up."