Family, Police Searching For Missing Letcher County Woman

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

Allene Caldwell says her sister Debbie Bradshaw was walking her dog on Thursday when she went missing.

With no contact from Bradshaw, and reason to believe she might be in danger, Caldwell and her family are now searching on foot.

Family members are preparing flyers for their sister Debbie Bradshaw of Mayking, hoping to get her home. They say she may be danger because of her health.

“She has bad asthma, and she's been depressed about a year, and she's on a new medication and we were worried about that, maybe a reaction to it or something,” says Allene Caldwell, Debbie Bradshaw’s sister.

They say there is no reason to believe Bradshaw has left Letcher County.

“We don't really know where to start, other than around the area where she lives, and if we get any leads, we'll expand there,” says Caldwell.

“We have two different witnesses that have seen her in the Jenkins area, and we're pretty sure that she has been over there,” says Danny Webb, Letcher County Sheriff.

Family members handed out photos of Debbie at Jenkins Kids Day. One more woman said she spotted Debbie walking with her cocker spaniel in the area on Thursday, but hasn't seen her since.

“We just want to hear from her if she's alright. No matter what! I don't care, just call and say "Hey, I love you. I’m fine, Bye.'” says Caldwell.

The Letcher County Sheriff's Department has searched across the county with no signs of Bradshaw. Anyone with information should call police.

Saturday afternoon the Jenkins Fire Department used ladder trucks to look over the hills between Jenkins and Burdine for any clues to where Debbie Bradshaw might be.

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  • by Heather Location: Stanton on Jun 11, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    To the Hatton family, and the children of Debbie: I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I wish only the best for you all. Heather Bradshaw Elkins
  • by anonymous Location: letcher on Jun 10, 2008 at 12:37 PM
    i'm terribly sorry, bobbob. i was told near jenkins, by an informed person. they must've misspoke. again, i apologize.
  • by bobbob Location: whitesburg on Jun 10, 2008 at 09:27 AM
    they did not find her body in jenkins it was in mayking
  • by anonymous Location: letcher on Jun 10, 2008 at 06:12 AM
    i've noticed there's been no update on this story. yesterday, june 9th, they found the woman's body near jenkins. out of respect for the family, i won't say how she died. but i just wanted to let all those who've prayed and kept a check on this story know.
  • by anonymous Location: Berea on Jun 9, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    Praying that Debbie is safe!
  • by allene Location: london on Jun 8, 2008 at 02:20 PM
    dear dara and tv station i so very much thank you all so very very much for the story you did on my sister missing. we still dont know any more of her whereabouts but we wont give up looking for her. myself and my family's heartfelt thanks debs older sister allen
  • by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2008 at 10:11 AM
    Praying for this Woman and her family...and her safe return..
  • by Glenna Location: London on Jun 7, 2008 at 07:25 PM
    Just wanted to thank you very much for presenting our story. Family of Debbie Bradshaw
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2008 at 06:26 PM


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