49 Year Old Teresa Lentz Missing Since 6/19/13 in Frederick County, MD (Update: Found Alive in Spotsylvania County, VA)
49 year old Teresa Lentz has been missing since Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Frederick County, Maryland. Teresa Lentz was last seen by family members about noon Wednesday as she left her Bartonsville Road home to run errands in Frederick. Her husband last spoke to her by phone about 1:30 pm. According to reports, Lentz went missing after she made a deposit at a local ATM. The daughter found Lentz’s blue Ford Expedition parked near the railroad tracks along Reel’s Mill Road at about 9:45 pm. The location where the vehicle was found is on a route Lentz was known to take into Frederick. Lentz’s keys and her cellphone were in the SUV when it was found. According to police, the car was not damaged and was in good running condition and was not out of gas. Police believe that Teresa Lentz went missing under “suspicious circumstances”.
Authorities say that when Lentz’s daughter went out to try and find her mother, she discovered her 2005 Ford Expedition parked several miles away on Reels Mill Road at about 9:45 p.m. Lentz’s cell phone and keys were inside the SUV, but the woman was nowhere to be found.
Detectives told the Frederick News-Post that they’ve received several tips from people who they say saw Lentz and that they consider her disappearance suspicious.
Relatives tell Frederick County Sheriff’s officials that they don’t believe Teresa would leave the area without telling anyone. She’s described as a 5-foot-6-inch woman, weighing 165 pounds with brown, shoulder length hair, hazel eyes and glasses.
Missing Mom … Teresa Lynn Coie Lentz
Deputies assisted by the Maryland State Police have been investigating and searching the area. The Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police K-9s were used in the search along with the Maryland State Police’s Search Management Team and Aviation. The search continued throughout the night, but Lentz has not yet been located.
Family members have no reason to believe that Lentz would leave the area without making them aware.
UPDATE I: Families Plea for find Teresa Lentz.
Her daughter, Shawna Lentz, addressed the media Friday at the Frederick County Law Enforcement Center, joined at the lectern by her father and brother. Shawna Lentz issued a plea for help in the search for her mother.
“We are working closely with the sheriff’s department to give them any information that we have,” she said. “We’re asking the community around Frederick to give us any information that they possibly have and report that to the sheriff’s department immediately.”
“We miss you terribly,” she said. “We are so overwhelmed with what’s happening. Our friends and family and all of the Frederick community have wrapped their arms around our family. They’re praying for us and they’re praying for you and your safe return. We love you so much, and all we want you home is safe.”
Teresa Lentz has been found alive in Spotsylvania County, Va. Tuesday night. Lentz is in the custody of police protection and Frederick County. It is currently unknown how she disappeared.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office say Teresa Lentz, the woman who has been missing since last Wednesday, has been found alive Tuesday night in Spotsylvania County, Va.
Lentz is in the custody of police protection and Frederick County investigators are headed to her location.