By Jesse Wood
The family of Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, the missing pregnant woman from Salisbury that was found in Boone on Monday, released a statement on Tuesday night.
Drew Bradshaw posted the family’s statement on Facebook and said that Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, is currently hospitalized and “while it is unfortunate, we no longer expect a new addition to our family and ask for your continued prayers.”
Bradshaw went on to thank the Salisbury Police Department, officials of Watauga County and the hospital personnel at Watauga Medical Center, where Bradshaw-Crowther was taken after a deputy with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office found her at a gas station on N.C. 105 in Boone.
Bradshaw-Crowther went missing hours before she was scheduled for a C-section birth the prior Tuesday. Her daughter went to get gas before the trip to the hospital and found that Bradshaw-Crowther was no longer at the residence.
Bradshaw-Crowther was then sighted the following day on surveillance footage at a gas station in Statesville. This past Monday, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a “be-on-the-lookout” alert for the champagne colored Mazda that the pregnant woman was driving.
When Patrol Captain Kelly Redmond found her vehicle in the Wilco-Hess parking lot on N.C. 105, Bradshaw-Crowther exited her vehicle and said, “I am Carrie.”
She was then taken to the hospital.
Here is the entire statement released by the family:
The family of Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther would like to share their sincere appreciation to the overwhelming number of people who so willingly, through kind and caring hearts expended their time, efforts and prayers, to help us locate someone we love dearly. Carrie is presently hospitalized and is receiving much needed medical care. The compassion shown by so many people, many who do not know Carrie, is the same compassion we know Carrie shows to others daily. She is, and has always been a very loving person whose family is her world, and without hesitation, she puts herself second to anyone in need. While it is unfortunate, we no longer expect a new addition to our family and ask for your continued prayers. We respect the HIPPA laws and we feel that releasing any more information should be in Carrie’s discretion after she has the opportunity to heal.
We will forever be thankful for the professionalism shown by the Salisbury Police Department, the officials in Watauga County, the Watauga County hospital personnel, and for the various news agencies that assisted. Our hearts are now with the many missing persons who are still unaccounted for, and the families who have not been as fortunate in finding their loved ones as we were. We thank God for the wonderful people on social media who connected with us, and who we know will continue to share love and support to those in need.
Special thanks to Cynthia, April, Amy, Kathy and all the wonderful staff at LostNMissing, Inc., www.lostnmissing.com for all their assistance in setting up a facebook page dedicated to Carrie’s return. We are very appreciative of your support and we can’t thank you enough. God bless you for what you do.
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