Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther was found at a gas station in Boone, North Carolina, after going missing six days ago

By Tiare Dunlap
June 08, 2015 09:50 PM
Courtesy Drew Bradshaw/Facebook

A pregnant North Carolina woman who disappeared before she was due to give birth via C-section last Tuesday has been found.

Deputies located 49-year-old Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther at a gas station in Boone, North Carolina, after her ATM card was used at a nearby CVS, WSOC reports.

When a deputy approached the woman, she said, “I am Carrie.” The mother – who disappeared one hour before her scheduled C-section for a high-risk pregnancy – was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Daughter Lauren Lusk told NBC News that she went to get gas before driving her mother to the hospital on Tuesday. “When I got back, she was gone. The lights in the house were off, the door was unlocked,” she said.

Her mother’s car was missing along with her cellphone and wallet. However, her suitcase and purse remained. The family had not heard from Bradshaw-Crowther for six days and feared for her life. “She cannot give natural birth, and that’s why our family is so worried,” Lusk told WSOC. “Because if she does go into labor she won’t make it.”

Family members, including her daughter, told reporters they were traveling to Boone to be with Bradshaw-Crowther in the hospital. Police have not released any information on the status of her pregnancy.