White, Lumpkin authorities searching for missing woman


DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lt. Alan Roach in the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release:

On April 15 at approximately 6 a.m. The White County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service involving a missing person near the White/Lumpkin County line on Sandy Flats Road and Dugas Road. Once on scene, The White County Sheriff’s Office requested The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office to assist with the call. The missing person is 34-year-old, Belinda Butterfield from Canton Georgia. Belinda was last seen wearing white shorts and a pink tank top swimming in the waters of the Tesnatee creek in White County. This creek runs into the Chestatee River.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources also assisted with this call and will be conducting future searches from the air along the waterways and shoreline associated with this incident. These flights will continue until the Georgia DNR feels that they are no longer needed. Please if anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact Inv. Chad Edwards with the White County Sheriff’s Office at 706-865-5177 ext. 251 or by email at [email protected] . Or you can contact The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office investigator that is assisting with the case, Inv. Aaron Norrell at 706-482-2631, or by email at [email protected]

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