After 3 years, Tift Sheriff looks for Crystal Hendrix -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

After 3 years, Tift Sheriff looks for Crystal Hendrix

(Source: Tift Co. Sheriff) (Source: Tift Co. Sheriff)
Hendrix mother Diane Gray (Source: WALB) Hendrix mother Diane Gray (Source: WALB)
Hendrix Aunt Debra Gray (Source: WALB) Hendrix Aunt Debra Gray (Source: WALB)
Previous search for Hendrix. (Source: WALB) Previous search for Hendrix. (Source: WALB)

The Tift County Sheriff's Office is still conducting an investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Lynne Wiler Hendrix, which happened three years ago.

"The longer she's gone the less chance of being reunited with her and having her back at home and in my life," says Hendrix mother Diane Gray.

As far as investigators could determine, Crystal was last seen on or about March 8th, 2013.
With no recent leads, the case is quickly becoming cold, but the family isn't giving up. 

"We're holding out hope only because the fact that there's nothing been done. Like we've had no evidence, no known sightings, no evidence of any kind of anything of her being alive or dead," says her Aunt Debra Gray. 

Since her disappearance, sheriff's investigators have followed up on all tips and leads but have been unable to find her.
They conducted a helicopter search and brought out cadaver dogs after Hendrix was reported missing, but now family members say they aren't hearing from the investigator anymore and want more to be done. 

"In the beginning I thought they did an outstanding job, but now I don't think they're going beyond and above the call of duty," says Diane.

At the time she went missing, Crystal was eight months pregnant, and living at 456 Urbana Road in Tift County.

She is described as a white female, with dark brown hair, approximately 5' 3" in height, with hazel eyes and 30 years old.

She is listed as missing with the Georgia Crime Information Center, the National Crime Information Center, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, as well as numerous public missing person websites.

Hendrix's family hopes the anniversary will remind the public about her and convince somebody with information to come forward. They say they will continue to search until she finally comes back home. 

"This is my job now, and I mean every word of that, this is now my thing," explains Debra.

"Will I stop looking? No," says Diane, "until the day I leave this earth and meet my maker. I will never stop looking." 

A reward still exists for any information leading authorities to Crystal's whereabouts.

Sheriff Gene Scarbrough asks that anyone with information on the case please contact Investigator Jason Barber with the Tift County Sheriff's Office at (229) 388-6034.

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