Forty-seven-year-old Carolyn Clayton hasn't been heard from by her family since September 5th. She's been missing now for going on two weeks and her family is distraught, believing that something horrible may have happened to her. The circumstances surrounding this disappearance reek of suspicion, like so many disappearances like this tend to do.
The father of the missing woman is distraught while authorities in both Georgia and Tennessee are searching for her. Last Thursday the husband of Carolyn Clayton called the family claiming that the woman "was headed up for a visit." This is immediately suspicious for a couple of reasons; the father had just spoke to her the previous day and there were no mentions of a visit, and she wasn't the one who called to discuss this. Why wouldn't she contact them and say she's coming for a visit? Why would it require her husband to do so?
Is your hinky meter going off on this story? It should.
Police have been interviewing people regarding her disappearance, including her husband. The man admits that the two had been arguing about whether or not their kids were going to be homeschooled or put in public school. He wanted them in public schoolÂ—so that's where he put them. He claims that after he returned from enrolling the kids into a public school, she was gone. He also accused the woman of stealing $210.00 in case that belonged to their children.
So, do you buy this story? Do you think she let after an argument about her children with this man? Do you think she stole money from her own kids and abandoned them for a trip to Georgia that never came to completion? There are two theories to consider:
- Her husband isn't being honest.
- Her husband is being honest and something bad happened to her while she was on the road.
Which possibility are you betting your chips on in this case?
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