Authorities request public assistance in missing person investigation
On Monday, December 20 at 6:24 p.m. the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released information on a missing persons investigation. The sheriff’s office listed Monroe County resident Betty L. Hayes, 88 years old as a missing person. On Friday, December 31, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department released another announcement requesting the public’s assistance with the missing person investigation.
Hayes’ last known contact was with a family member on the evening of Thursday, December 16. She was reported missing the following day, on December 17 at approximately 4:24 p.m. She was believed to have been at her home at that time. A search for Ms. Hayes near her home, located at 17040 Route C Holliday, Missouri, was conducted on Friday night and expanded to a large-scale air and ground search throughout the day on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The search was conducted by law enforcement, firefighters, volunteers, and a Missouri State Highway Patrol aircraft. Searches of the area around her residence by family, neighbors, friends, and law enforcement have continued since that time.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office initiated a Silver Advisory for Betty Hayes on Friday, December 17, 2021. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, is actively investigating the disappearance of Ms. Hayes. It’s important that we consider all possibilities and follow-up on all possible leads. We are asking for anyone who may have had contact with Ms. Hayes leading up to the time she was reported missing to contact us with those details. We are also asking that if anyone has any information about Ms. Betty Hayes, or her possible whereabouts, to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Betty Hayes is described as an 88-year-old white female with blonde/gray hair, blue eyes, approximately 5’2” tall, weighing 86 pounds. She was last seen wearing a dark colored stocking hat and a dark coat with purple sweat pants, although it is possible her clothing was changed prior to her being reported missing.
If you have any information about Betty Hayes please contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 660-327-4060.