May 9, 2021

Missing kayaker in Troup County

Maranda Whitten (Photo: TCSO)

(Troup County, GA) — The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Valley woman who was last seen at Shafer Heard Campground near West Point Dam on Friday.

According to a press release issued by the TCSO, Maranda Whitten, 24, was last seen in a teal-colored kayak on the lake at around 12:30 PM Friday.

At 2:30 PM, the kayak was discovered by itself.

Sergeant Stewart Smith notes that a storm came up shortly after Whitten was last seen and that might have either overturned the kayak or caused her to take shelter.

If anyone has seen Whitten or saw her around the time she was last seen, please call Troup County 911 at 706-883-1700.


  1. Any updates ??..I hope she’s ok

  2. Linda Barber says

    God please let her be found safe, in Jesus name Amen.

  3. Thursday at sundown, I was kayaking on the lake an observed this young girl kayaking alone…. Also observed a White Chevy Cobalt 4 door…. hanging out at the dead end road across from boat dock ….I noticed the girl seemed to be crying about something as I observed her drying her eyes several times while she watched the sun set over the water … I’ll be joining the search for her in the A.M.

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