Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, disappeared just an hour before she was scheduled for a C-section

By Tara Fowler
June 08, 2015 10:20 AM
Courtesy Drew Bradshaw/Facebook

Salisbury, North Carolina, police are searching for a pregnant woman who disappeared before she was due to give birth via C-section last Tuesday.

Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, vanished just an hour before she was scheduled for the procedure, her daughter told NBC News.

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

Bradshaw-Crowther’s car was missing from the driveway, prompting Lusk to call the hospital where she was supposed to give birth. But she wasn’t there. Police checked other area hospitals and she wasn’t at any of those either.

Nearly a week has passed since Bradshaw-Crowther’s due date and there’s been no sign of her. “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.”

The baby’s father hasn’t heard from Bradshaw-Crowther either, Lusk told NBC.

Surveillance photos show that Bradshaw-Crowther was last seen at a Shell gas station in Statesville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, according to WSOC.

“She has had no contact with family,” said Capt. Shelia Lingle. “We just want to make sure she is safe.”

Anyone with information on Bradshaw-Crowther’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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