Family is ‘leaning on hope’ as the search continues for missing King William woman

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KING WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The King William County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 55-year-old woman who walked away from her home last Friday.

Ms. Farran Braxton “unexpectedly” left her home, located in the Union Hope and Mount Olive-Cohoke area of the county, a little before 7 a.m. on Sept. 20, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Family members tell 8News she lived with her sister and brother-in-law on Union Hope Road, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary Friday morning.

“She just went out the door like she would normally do – out the patio door,” Braxton’s brother-in-law, who interviewed with 8News but decided to not speak on camera told reporter, Delaney Hall, Monday as crews continued to search the area.

“We went out the door behind her and didn’t see her, and at that point, we just started looking.”

He says his family then immediately called 911. He adds a similar situation happened about a month ago, and police were able to locate her within a few hours.

“Police found her a few miles away where she had went through – took a trail through the woods and found her.”

He says his family is hoping for the best.

“We’re not ignoring possibilities, but I guess we just leaning on the hope right now.”

At the time of her disappearance, Braxton was wearing a charcoal gray jacket, black pants with a white stripe, a pink sleeveless shirt and white tennis shoes.

The Sheriff’s Office said Braxton requires daily medication for a medical condition. It is unclear if Braxton has her medication with her. Family members said on Facebook that Braxton is diabetic and has intellectual disabilities.

Braxton is listed as 5-feet-2, roughly 180 pounds and with salt and pepper short cut hair. Volunteers have been out with deputies searching for Braxton.

If you see her please call 911 or if you have seen this person please call the Sheriff’s Office at 804-769-0492.

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