Update on Cheryl Dunlap
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This is the latest update on Cheryl's story: The Leon County Sheriff's Office held a press conference today at 1pm to discuss Cheryl's situation. The link below has new information. A man was spotted on camera, completely covered with a hat, gloves, goggles, etc., using her ATM as late as 12/4. A black truck was spotted near her car where it was later found.
12/11/07 "Missing woman's bank card used" - http://www.jcfloridan.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JCF/MGArticle/JCF_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173353827840&path=%21news
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Suspect used Cheryl Dunlap's card, PIN to withdraw cash
Originally published December 12, 2007
Leon County sheriff's investigators are searching for a man who used an ATM card belonging to Cheryl Hodges Dunlap on three consecutive days after she disappeared Dec. 1.
They're also looking for the owner of a black Dodge Ram pickup with an extended cab. Witnesses said the truck was seen near the Wakulla County woman's abandoned white Toyota Camry between 5 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 1.
"We have serious concerns for her safety and welfare," said Maj. Mike Wood of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Wood said Tuesday that Dunlap's ATM card was used at an undisclosed location on West Tennessee Street on Dec. 2, 3 and 4. The first two transactions were made about 9:30 p.m.; the last one, about 7 a.m.
Investigators said they delayed releasing this information so they could conduct surveillance of the ATM for one week, but after the third transaction the man didn't return.
The tall, thin man who used the card was fully covered in a long-sleeve shirt, gloves and some type of mask, Wood said. He also wore a knit cap and goggles every time.
"The video is not very telling," Wood said. "The person that used it went to great lengths to disguise himself."
"It's frustrating that he's so well covered," said Tanya Land, Dunlap's neighbor.
Wood said the man used Dunlap's PIN number to access the money. He would not say how much was withdrawn, only that Dunlap's account was not depleted.
Dunlap, 46, is 5-foot-4 with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at her Crawfordville home Dec. 1. She didn't show up for church the next day. She was reported missing that Monday when she didn't show up for work at the Thagard Student Health Center at Florida State University.
Her car was discovered Dec. 3 on the south shoulder of U.S. Highway 319. It had one flat tire. Investigators have not released any more information on the car or its contents.
"We are really dependent on the community's input," Wood said.
Dunlap's disappearance has distressed her close friends and has captured the attention of many in Wakulla County. About 180 people turned out Saturday to search a wooded area near where her car was found.
"We are very hopeful and continue to be," said Lori White, a friend of Dunlap's, who is pastor of education at River of Life Church in Crawfordville.
"It just absolutely perplexes me," Land said. "It is so unfathomable to us that this is happening to Cheryl, of all people. We are just astounded by this whole thing."
"We want it resolved soon," White said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at 922-3418; Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS; or Wakulla Sheriff's Capt. Randall Taylor or Investigator Scott DelBeato at 926-0800.--- end ---
Dear heavenly Father, please Lord bring Cheryl home. Is anything too difficult for You? No! Will you please crack this case open and expose the criminals involved? We ask that you give divine wisdom to each one who trying to find Cheryl. I pray that she is safe and unharmed. In the power of your name Lord Jesus we stand on your promises that say "I will never leave you nor forsake you" and "God is able" and "With Christ all things are possible". May faith rise up and may all doubt, worry, fear, unbelief go now in Jesus name. Thank You, Father for your faithfulness and lovingkindness. Not only do we pray for the soon return of Cheryl but also for souls to be saved in the process - thank You, Lord God - amen.
I have asked my friend who is a TV producer how to get this story on the national news. Here is her response: Okay, this is what I have been able to get for you guys. The key to getting this National is to bombard the websites that I am giving you below but to get it to really work EACH PERSON that writes in needs to WRITE IT IN THEIR OWN WORDS and let CNN and CBS know that WCTV their affiliate has been doing a great job of covering it and has plenty of footage and bytes that can be used. They have to know a variety of people are interested in this story. But the key is that every email sent to them is written differently. Some can mention WCTV other can mention the CBS station in Tallahassee. It was also brought to my attention that they haven’t given a height description yet. The police should be able to do that very easily and they don’t know why they haven’t given it out yet.
Please just make sure everyone’s email is different.
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FURTHER UPDATES ON CHERYL
Dec 6, 2007
Dec 11, 2007
Dec 13 2007
Dec 14, 2007
Dec 16, 2007
Dec 19, 2007 The body of Cheryl identified today (the latest UPDATES and lots more photos at this link).