Ms. Fernandez is a black woman, 5 feet 3 inches tall who weighs 175 pounds. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call:
Union County Sheriff's Office at 429-1612
Union County Crime Stoppers at 427-0800.
By ANNA BROWN
Monday, September 8, 2008 2:29 PM EDT
Those who know Aretha Maria Fernandez describe her as a responsible person who worked two jobs and was always where she was supposed to be.Sheriff Howard Wells said that is why Ms. Fernandez' mother was in fear for her daughter's life when she notified deputies Friday that her daughter was missing.Now, Wells said, authorities “suspect the worst” in the disappearance of the 31-year-old nurse and mother.
Woman Missing, authorities 'suspect the worst'
By Trevor Andersontrevor.firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 9:43 a.m.
The Union County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help Monday in finding a 31-year-old mother who has been missing since Wednesday.
Union Sheriff appeals for help to find woman
Published: September 11, 2008
Investigators say a man gave them false information in the case of a missing Union County woman.
He is now behind bars.
Maria Fernandez, 31, disappeared eight days ago. The Union County Sheriff’s Office believes she may be the victim of foul play.
The sheriff says last week they interviewed a man named Dennis Bruce Talley who is an acquantaince of Fernandez and her boyfriend.
The sheriff says he gave them information on two occassions that proved to be false and he says this hampered the investigation at a critical time.
The sheriff cannot say what the information was. He says Talley failed a polygraph and is charged with “false swearing.”
Man accused of giving false information
UPDATED: 5:09 pm EDT September 11, 2008
UNION, S.C. --
A missing woman's co-workers will gather Thursday night to pray and hope for their friend's safe return.
The vigil, in honor of Aretha Maria Fernandez, will be held at 8 p.m. at Foster Park in Union County.
"Ms. Fernandez is well-respected among her co-workers and is a reliable and valued member of the Ellen Sagar Nursing Home team. She always wears a smile and has a wonderful personality. All employees of the Union Hospital District are concerned and pray for her safe return."
Missing woman's-coworkers gather to pray
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