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Newton County Sheriffs Office searching for missing 24-year-old woman

Sarah Hannah York

Sarah Hannah York

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 24-year-old woman who allegedly left her residence at Rutherford Place in Social Circle on Monday, June 24, after having an argument with her mother.

"We are actively searching for her and encourage the public to give us a call if anyone knows her whereabouts," said NCSO Investigator Sgt. Robert Gaddy.

According to a BOLO issued by the NCSO, it is unknown whether Sarah Hannah York left walking or was picked up.

"The mother describes this individual as having the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. She has been mentally evaluated multiple times in the past," the BOLO reads, although it also states concerning her mental capacity, "She has not been medically diagnosed with any such condition."

Investigators were told that when the young woman left home, "She advised her mother not to call the police or attempt to look for her because she was grown and would never see her again," the BOLO states.

Authorities also learned that she recently attempted to get her birth certificate in order to obtain an ID and had been asking questions that led her mother to believe she may be attempting to leave the state.

A document that appeared on Facebook appealing to the public for help in finding York states "She is believed to be in grave danger ... " and "it is firmly believed she would not go missing on her own ..." and "it is strongly suspected that she has been taken by an Internet predator."

Gaddy said the NCSO investigation has not confirmed those allegations.

York was last seen wearing a black elbow-length sleeved shirt with zippers, dark-colored skinny jeans and black and white high-top Converse shoes. She was carrying a black and white giraffe print tote. She is white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 105 pounds, has brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Gaddy at 678-625-1429; Investigator Priscilla Gilbert at 678-873-5089; or CID Commander Capt. Keith Crum at 678-625-1419.