Authorities in Rabun County, Georgia, are searching for a woman and her three young sons, who’ve been missing for five days. Search efforts recently increased to include Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee, with a large focus on Greenville, South Carolina.
Fox 5 reports that Rebecca Stewart, 28, and her three sons, ranging in ages between 7 months to 7 years old, were last seen after meeting up with her parents on March 23. She picked up her oldest son from Andy’s Market in Rabun, where she met her parents. Her two younger sons were waiting her vehicle. She drove away in a maroon 1999 Ford Explorer with Georgia license plate number, RCP0743.
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According to Sheriff Chad Nichols, authorities are on high alert because the children are involved.
“Those children are the most important thing… that’s why we jumped on it as quickly as we did, and got the information out to the public because of the children.”
On Friday, Stewart and her boys were spotted at a gas station in nearby Habersham County. Nichols indicated that the children seemed fine, at least according to what a gas station attendant told him.
“The clerk contacted us to let us know she seen the children. Everyone looked fine. Our eyes want to see her and the children just to make sure they are safe.”
Stewart’s friends said she’s always been an active Facebook user, but in December 2016, she suddenly stopped posting without explanation.
“She hasn’t been on Facebook since 2016, that’s kind of alerting because usually she was very active on Facebook; that’s how we used to keep in contact,” Stewart’s friend, Sierrah Justus, said.
Anyone who spots Rebecca Stewart and/or her sons, or has any information on their whereabouts, should call 911 or the Rabun County Dispatch at 706-782-6226.
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