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12/12/07

Relatives Worried for Missing Woman

LUDOWICI, GA --Yellow tape wraps around Deborah Gayle Moody's mobile home on a dirt road miles off Highway 196 in Long County. But no one is sure if it is a crime scene or not. A few feet away, anxious relatives and friends waited Wednesday for any word on her disappearance. Her mother, her son and her stepfather drove up from Florida when her uncle reported her missing Monday.

"We thought back to the last time we talked with her was five, six days ago to talk to her on the phone," said stepfather Bill Clark.

Her car sits right outside and investigators said everything inside seemed normal too. Ty Smith from the Long County Sheriff's Office said five days passed from when anyone last saw her to when they reported her missing.

"We've got to work back to interview people to get information where this person could have wound up going," Smith explained. He added they were investigating the disappearance as a missing person case. He stated nothing at this point indicated foul play.

Deputies searched the farm land around her home Tuesday with no results. Relatives said she chose to live so far out in the country because she is self-sufficient and independent, even in the middle of a divorce.

"This isn't characteristic of anything we've seen," Clark added. "It's just mind-boggling to what's happened to her. We keep our fingers crossed that she'll show up safe."

But every hour that rolls by makes that wait even harder.

Smith asks if anyone knows anything about Moody or her disappearance, call the Long County Sheriff's Office at 912.545.2118.

Reported by Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com 

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