Search Continues for Missing Delco Woman

Shanna Perry
Shanna Perry (submitted)

Friends, family and volunteers are conducting ground searches and going door to door today (Monday) looking for information about Shanna Perry.

The Delco woman disappeared April 26. She was last seen near her home on Delco Prosper Road, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. Her mother Tracy said Shanna is pregnant and needs daily medication. Tracy Perry is caring for Shanna’s 18 month old child.

The last person to see Shanna alive was Lance Sandlin IV, Tracy said. Sandlin is the toddler’s father, Tracy Perry said. Shanna was arrested in September after allegedly pointing a gun at Sandlin and his ex-wife.

Sherry Hall Spivey, who said she is Shanna’s aunt, said Friday that the missing woman has “made some mistakes, but we all have.

“No one deserves to be just thrown away,” she said. “We just want to find her body.”

Chris Rhodes of Precision Search and Rescue, a volunteer missing persons effort, said he and his wife searched several area on foot Friday. Sandlin allowed searchers to comb through his property Sunday. Rhodes said he searched a swampy area on Sandlin’s property Sunday as well as a camper. They also searched an area called the Clay Pit in the Green Swamp.

There have been multiple rumors about Shanna’s whereabouts, stretching from Delco to Kelly. Several people said they saw her at an alleged drug house in Kelly, Rhodes said, but they were hesitant to speak with law enforcement.

“Somebody knows something,” Rhodes said. “All we want to do is get her and her unborn child home to her family.”

Anyone with information about the missing woman is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 910.642.6551. You can also leave an anonymous tip on the sheriff’s office website and app.

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