November 27, 2021

Elderly Troup County woman still missing after one year

(Troup County, GA) — Carol Evans disappeared from her Troup County home one year ago and her family still has no answers about her disappearance.

The 75-year-old woman suffered from Alzheimer’s and was unable to take care of herself. Despite her failing health, authorities says she left behind no clues to her whereabouts.

“It’s been a terrible experience, of course. The hardest one of my life,” said her husband Bill Evans in a recent interview with “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.’”

Carol Evans has been missing since 2017

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. 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.

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.

(Greg Loyd/ contributed to this report)


  1. Tesia McCormick says

    This is so sad. My heart breaks for her family. Every time I see a LaGrange Daily News paper, I look, hoping & praying that she`s been found. Gob Bless this family & Bring them closure.

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