Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Aretha Maria Fernandez Missing!!! (South Carolina)

Aretha Maria Fernandez, 31, was last seen about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 3) when she left work at the Ellen Sagar Nursing Home. Her cell phone is off, and she hasn't reported to her other job at the Spartanburg Regional Heart Center or contacted her family and 5-year-old son, according to the sheriff's office.
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.


UPDATE
Rest In Peace, Aretha Maria Fernandez


By ANNA BROWN
Published:
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.anderson@shj.com
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

staff
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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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I came across this story today and sent an e-mail to all of my friends with her photo and a link to the story. I pray someone can help this family resolve this problem so they can heal. God bless.

mammabear said...

Anon,
Thank you for passing this information along! The more people who see her picture and her story, the better chances of finding someone who might know something.
You are right about her family...
This is a difficult time of year for families who have a missing loved one.

~prayers~