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Disappearance of elderly woman now being treated as homicide: ‘The only thing that makes sense is that someone was involved’

The case of an elderly Alabama woman who mysteriously vanished at the end of November is now being investigated as a homicide.

Eva Mcbride, 74, went missing from Flomaton, located near the Alabama-Florida border, WKRG reports. A daughter of the woman, Cindy Brittingham, said red flags went up when her mother didn’t show up to a church “she was supposed to clean” on November 24.

“I call this disappeared,” Brittingham told the news station last month. “Absolutely just gone. No trace is here, every single thing, purse, everything, just disappeared.”

Officials with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reportedly said “there’s no evidence foul play has occurred.”

However, since they can’t explain her disappearance, they “are assuming the worst” and are investigating the case as a homicide, according to the report.

Police said search crews sifted through McBride’s home, located on McBride Circle, and combed through wooded areas in the vicinity looking for the woman, who reportedly suffers from a medical condition that could affect her judgment.

Another daughter of the woman, Evon McBride, told WKRG that she fears another person is behind her mother’s disappearance.

“I don’t feel like she’s in the woods over here,” the daughter said. “The only thing that makes sense is that someone was involved.”

“I don’t know if someone came by, if they took her, it was someone she knew, if it was someone she didn’t know. It seems odd it would be someone she did not know.”

A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information regarding the missing woman’s whereabouts. Those with tips are urged to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at 251-809-0741.

McBride is described as having gray hair, brown eyes, and standing 5-feet-4 inches tall.

 

[Feature photo: Eva McBride/Escambia County Sheriff’s Office]