LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – The Scott Police Department, located west of Lafayette, is asking for the public’s aid in locating a missing person who allegedly drove to Texas.
According to a police report, Ella Goodie, 33, has not been seen or heard from by family members since Wednesday, March 9 about noon.
She was last seen driving on Interstate 10 toward Texas in her 2012 Audi Q5 with Texas licence plate NRN6551.
According to one family member on Facebook, when Goodie’s brother and sister-in-law last communicated with her, she indicated she was heading to Texas to drop someone off through Lyft.
Some social media reports stated Goodie was dropping off a Lyft customer in Port Arthur before she went missing, but 12News was unable to substantiate this.
Goodie is characterised as 5’3″ tall and weighing 168 pounds. She was last spotted dressed in a denim jacket and blue jeans.
Social media is being used by family and friends to spread the message about their loved one. They are eager for information on the whereabouts of the mother.
Goodie’s cousin told 12News exclusively that the entire state of Texas should be on the alert. She also stated that Goodie’s mother, her aunt, is frantic to find her daughter but does not want to “hurry police to do their job.”
12News also contacted Scott Police Department Chief Chad Leger, who stated, “we know she went to Texas, but we cannot confirm the precise location.”
Goodie’s vehicle was spotted on I-10 going into Texas on March 9, according to Leger. Traffic cameras caught her vehicle returning to Louisiana 12 hours later.
Leger claimed that her vehicle was found the next day in Texas, north of Dallas.
Anyone with information on Goodie’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Scott Police Department at 337-233-3715 or their local law enforcement agency.