Loved ones of a Troup County woman face a somber anniversary this weekend. Carol Evans disappeared from her Troup County home one year ago.
The 75-year-old woman suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s and could not take care of herself. Despite her failing health, law enforcement says she left behind no clues to her whereabouts.
“It’s been a terrible experience, of course. The hardest one of my life,” says Bill Evans, husband of Carol Evans. “I asked a cousin the other day who had lost her husband several years ago, how long did it take to get over it, and she says, ‘You don’t get over it.’”
The signs of fall color the trees in back of the Evans home– the only one Carol Evans has known for the past 45 years. But unlike decades past, this fall she was not here to see the leaves begin changing colors.
“So we’re just hoping if she’s still alive, somebody will spot her somewhere and know to contact somebody,” said Bill Evans.
Evans says on November 10, 2017, he left his 75-year-old wife inside their home while he cut grass in a lot across the street from their Lower Lovelace Road home. She suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s. While he worked, Evans says his wife vanished.
The Troup County Sheriff’s Department deployed a massive search in the area for days afterward, but found nothing.
“The fact that the Sheriff’s Office stayed down here a week, searching all around here, helicopters, drones, dogs, people on horses, people walking through swamps and woods, that makes me think that somebody probably stopped and picked her up,” her husband told WRBL News 3’s Greg Loyd.
Another relative says the family’s lives have been an emotional roller coaster since Carol Evans vanished–and each day they worry.
Bill Evans says the family just needs answers.
“If somebody has any information about her, whether it’s good or bad, we would like to know,” Evans said.
The Troup County Sheriff’s Office says the Evans case is still active but there are no new leads at this time.
If you have any information on the disappearance of Carol Evans, please call the Troup County Sheriff’s Department at (706) 883-1616. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.