Missing Honoraville woman located safe

Published 1:16 am Thursday, April 13, 2023

A missing Honoraville woman was located and counted safe just after 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

Law enforcement located Savannah Elizabeth Ridley, 27, in Mobile County after receiving a tip from a local citizen.

According to Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Investigator Chris Stewart, the individual reported seeing someone they described as a suspicious person, who turned out to be Ridley.

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“A citizen [in Mobile County] called in a suspicious person,” Stewart said. “Law enforcement located her and she appeared to be okay.”

Family members reported Ridley missing early Wednesday, having last seen her on April 10 at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the area of Honoraville Road. At the time of her disappearance, the 5-foot-2 white woman with brown hair, blue eyes and weighing around 110 pounds was believed to be traveling to Mobile County.

Investigators issued a missing and endangered person alert with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Fusion Center on Wednesday, and asked for community members help to locate Ridley, who has a condition which may impair her judgment.

“We’ve been in contact with ALEA,” Stewart said. “They issued a flyer for distribution with their sources. Mobile County has been notified as well.”

Once located, Stewart said Ridley’s family were notified and on their way to reunite with her.

“[Officers] are taking her to get checked out,” Stewart said. “Her family has been notified and they are on their way, but from what we know right now she’s in good health.”

Stewart credited Investigator Thomas Strickland, who worked throughout the day to help find Ridley, with her quick and safe location.

“Strickland gets all the credit,” Stewart said. “He worked nonstop on this case all day trying to locate her. All the credit goes to him.”

The Fusion Center is an information-sharing organization designed to combine or “fuse” information between federal, state, and local government, private sector entities, and the intelligence community. The center has personnel who issue missing or endangered person alerts for individuals who are missing, living with a mental or physical disability, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or autism and is at risk of bodily harm or death. The center also issues AMBER Alerts for missing children, emergency missing child alerts, and blue alerts for peace officers who are missing, injured, or killed and an at-large suspect is believed to be a serious threat to the public.

To report information about this or another case, contact the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office at (334) 335-4850 or (334) 335-4485.