Missing pregnant woman found safe in Boone

A pregnant woman from Salisbury whose weeklong disappearance made national headlines has been found safe in Boone.

Carrie Bradshaw Crowther, 49, was found Monday after investigators tracked her ATM card to a CVS pharmacy in Boone. Around 1:15 p.m. Monday, deputies with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office located her van on N.C. 105 near Boone.

Crowther was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, but authorities have not given an update on her condition or said whether she had given birth.

Family members reported Crowther missing from her home last Tuesday. She was spotted at a Shell gas station in Statesville on Wednesday wearing a blue jacket, her hair in pigtails. She didn’t appear to be in any distress in photos provided by Salisbury police.

But family members worried because she was nine months pregnant and due soon.

Family members told WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, that she might be headed to the Linville Gorge area, a place that had sentimental value to her family.

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