SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to help them locate a woman who has been missing for 11 days out of Smith County.
Law enforcement are looking for 72-year-old Dian (Bragg) Godwin. The woman disappeared from the 13100 block of CR 1118.
Godwin is a white female, 5’04” tall and she weighs 110 lbs. She has salt and pepper hair with blue eyes. Godwin may be wearing a light blue t-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes. Her left hand could be bandaged due to a recent dog bite.
“She didn’t have a coat on. She didn’t have any of her medication with her. She didn’t have any money, so that’s why I’m so worried. Because if she’s not with one of my friends or something…which she’s not, I don’t know how she would be surviving,” said Misty Bragg, Godwin’s daughter.
The sheriff’s office received a missing persons report on Dec. 1 from Godwin’s daughter. She said Godwin walked away from their residence in an unknown direction on Nov. 29.
“She was upset at our dog because our dog got into a fight with a little Chihuahua. When mom was trying to break the fight up, he bit her…and so she was upset about that. It was no big deal. I figured she’d be back in a little while, but then when she didn’t come back I was just like ‘oh wow,'” said Bragg.
On Thursday, officials said more than 1,300 acres have been cleared by Smith County Sheriff’s Investigators with assistance from Emergency Personnel from Smith County Emergency Services District 2. The ESD 2 dive team also searched and cleared a two-acre pond near Godwin’s residence.
Godwin’s daughter said her mother would leave their residence and return after a day or two. But this time she has not returned. Godwin has also walked through Tyler for hours before.
The 72-year-old has been missing for more than a week, and her family has not seen or heard from her.
Godwin’s family also said she has a history of high blood pressure, undiagnosed dementia and thyroid cancer. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Dian Godwin please call the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 566-6600.
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