Investigators say they did not know Warner disappeared till her mother called them saying she hadn’t heard from Warner. Several Jackson County Sheriff Deputies and K-9′s searched the Jacksonville-Ruch area near her home Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies say 43 year-old Stephanie Warner spent part of the day in Ashland to celebrate the 4th of July and returned back to the Jacksonville area. They say the last person to see her was her boyfriend at the Ruch Country Store around 5 o’clock that evening. Deputies say they parted ways and she went home.
Deputies went to her home and discovered Warner’s parked car. They say Warner does not have any memory loss issues or a history of running away. They’re also not sure if she was intoxicated that day.
“That’s what we’re trying to figure out if she’s in…missing on purpose or is there something else to it. Maybe she went on a walk to the woods got lost, or exactly what went wrong is what we’re trying to figure out,” said Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Shawn Richards.
Deputies say they do not suspect foul play. They did not find anything suspicious in her truck like signs of a struggle.
If anyone recognizes Warner or saw her on the 4th of July, contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.