Family of missing woman from Cedar City offers $10,000 reward in case

Posted at 7:45 PM, Jun 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-10 23:47:30-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah - The brother of a Cedar City woman missing since April says her disappearance has left family and law enforcement baffled. He’s behind a $10,000 reward for information leading to her discovery.

Deborah Carver, 59, was last seen April 28, and friends reported her missing a few days later. Carver’s brother, Ted, says Deborah had no reason to pick up and leave.

“Somebody knows what happened,” he said. “I mean, she didn’t just disappear.”

Police said they’ve followed up on multiple leads, including tracking bank statements and phone records, but haven’t been able to find her. Detectives haven’t ruled out foul play.

“The investigation is still very much active,” said Cedar City Police Sergeant Jimmy Roden. “We follow up on every lead that we get, but right now we just have little information to go on as to what happened to her.”

That’s not so say the community hasn’t tried. In May, volunteers searched the nearby foothills for any trace of Carver. She suffers from suffers multiple health issues, including early stages of dementia. Ted said it was under control with medication, but the indication is she doesn’t have the medication with her.

“Not taking her medication properly could obviously be a health risk for her, something we’re concerned about,” Roden said.

Ted says, living in another state, he’s had to rely on the kindness of the community to help him search for his sister, and he is pleading for anyone with information to contact Cedar City police. The police department's office can be reached by calling 435-586-2956 and patrol can be reached by calling 435-865-5136.

“My hope is that my sister will be found; I have to cling to that,” he said. “I’m the last one, the only one that’s doing it.”