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Kinchafoonee Cold Waters Searched for Missing Woman

Search continues for missing woman

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ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – The search for a missing Lee County woman resumed on the Kinchafoonee Creek Christmas morning.

Seventy-seven year old Fannie COrley's car was found on the North Jefferson Street Bridge in Albany early Thursday morning but she was no where in sight.

"If she is in the water we want to be able to find her as quickly as possible," said Sheriff Reggie Rachals.

Family members say they saw Corley Wednesday evening before they went to bed.

"They woke up this morning and found both her car and her missing," said Sheriff Rachals.

Around 9 they spotted her '92 Dodge Dynasty parked on the bridge. Abandoned. Law officers came from all over to help. Macon and Mitchell county crews brought their dogs. And people from the Lee county Sheriff's office, Dougherty county police department, DNR, and the Albany Fire Department spent the day searching.

"We're just taking the steps we can to find Ms. Fannie and hope she's doing ok," said the Sheriff.  Because the car was parked on the bridge they suspect Corley jumped in the water but they aren't ruling out the possibility she's simply lost.

Either way upset family members continue to wait, just hoping their loved one will be OK and home for Christmas.

Someone in the area reported seeing the vehicle on the bridge as early as 6 and someone else told deputies they say a person walking from the bridge toward Albany around that time. They don't know if that was her.

Sheriff Reggie Rachals says Corley has cancer and recently went through chemotherapy treatments so she wears a scarf around her head like you saw in the photo. If you see Corley call the Lee county sheriff's office or Dougherty County police department.

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