What happened to Gemma Bates? The Conttington Lakes woman vanished several days ago and officials in the UK say they are growing "increasingly concerned" for the woman's well being. That's not the only update in this missing woman's case. Some reports are playing her in other parts of England--as in so called "sightings" of her car.
This source says there have been sightings of her car in Brighton, which will hopefully shift some of the search for her in that region. If she's in the Brighton area, she may be located quickly. Otherwise, there are possibilities that someone else could be driving her vehicle. Until the missing woman is located, all of the various questions about her case won't have many answers.
Hopefully the disappearance of Gemma Bates turns out being a case of a voluntary vanishing. She could be safe somewhere, and if so it's hopeful that she comes forward to let people know that she is okay. However, it's important to take note that many times stories don't end on such positive notes, and that this could end up being a criminal investigation--especially if officials are showing their concern for her like this publicly.
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