Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, a pregnant woman who was due to have a planned C-section last Tuesday, went missing last week, and North Carolina officials were stumped as to her whereabouts. Now, she’s been found safe, but a mystery still surrounds her and the events that have transpired since then.
Lauren Lusk, Bradshaw-Crowther’s daughter, told police she went to a local gas station to fill up the car before she was to drive her mom to the hospital for the procedure. When she returned about 10 minutes later, she says, her mother was nowhere to be found and her car was missing from the driveway. However, some of her personal items were left at home, and her family says she wouldn’t have gone off and left them.
“When I got back, she was gone. The lights in the house were off, the door was unlocked,” Lusk said.
After Bradshaw-Crowther’s husband checked the local hospitals and found that she hadn’t checked in to any of them, police were notified. Because of a medical condition, she couldn’t give birth naturally, so her family was extremely worried about her condition.
“She cannot give natural birth, and that’s why our family is so worried. Because if she does go into labor she won’t make it,” Lusk told WSOC.
Carrie was found on Monday, however, after using her ATM card at a CVS in a North Carolina town. Strangely, police said that when she disappeared, she was driving a 2001 Mazda MVP minivan with expired Kansas license plates. But today, the minivan had a North Carolina license plate on it. Investigators have not released information about the baby or Carrie’s condition.
Details are scarce at the moment as investigators try to piece together what happened, but they did say that it appears she left home on her own and may have spent at least one night in a hotel near where she was found.