Search continues for missing Rusk County woman

Family pleads for help in finding Kimberly Flint
Photos of Kimberly Flint provided by the Flint family.
Photos of Kimberly Flint provided by the Flint family.(Flint family)
Updated: Sep. 28, 2018 at 6:01 PM CDT
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A search continues for a missing East Texas woman.

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The search continues in Rusk County for a missing woman. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office says Kimberly Flint, 57, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon.

Her son, James Flint, and his family have spent the past couple of days searching an area along State Highway 84 near the Angelina River, just east of Reklaw. He said that’s where authorities found his mother’s vehicle crashed on the side of the road.

“She could’ve fell asleep; she could’ve been distracted, reaching for something,” Flint said. “But for whatever reason she drifted off the road and struck the concrete.”

And while authorities found Flint’s SUV, she was nowhere to be found. Officials spent most of Thursday searching the area by foot and on horseback, They also had K-9s and even in a boat along the Angelina River. Flint said his mom suffered from depression and had been on and off medication for the past couple of years, but was doing better.

“I believe she had a mental lapse,” Flint said. “She got up from her chair, grabbed the keys, jumped in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and drove this way. And for whatever reason, whether it was her mental state or a distraction, she crashed. And from there I don’t know where she’s at."

Highway 84 is a frequently traveled road, especially for truckers. Flint said he hopes anyone with information will come forward to help bring his mom home. He said she left her license and money at the house and he believes someone picked her up after the accident. Anyone with information is urged to call the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.

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