The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has completed the investigation of Teresa Lentz, the 49 year-old Frederick County woman who was missing for several days.
It’s been concluded that Lentz’ disappearance was willful and the sheriff’s office is glad she was found unharmed and was reunited with family. There was no criminal activity involved.
In a news release, the sheriff’s office said they won’t be releasing any more details about the case – but said they it’s thankful to people, businesses and law enforcement agencies as well as the media for bringing “a happy ending to this situation.”
The Lentz family has released this statement:
“First we would very much like to thank the entire Sheriff’s Department, the Frederick community, and everyone who prayed for Terri’s safe return to our family. We are overjoyed that she is safe and back with us. At this time, we would like everyone to know that we are in a family crisis situation, and that we just need privacy at this time. We would like to thank the media for their professionalism and respect during this time. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our pastor, Pastor Jenny Smith, for everything she has done for our family during this time.”
Thank you very much for everything you and your department have done assisting our family. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to this case and to our family, and we are grateful that Terri is home safe.”
UPDATE – Wednesday – 6/26/13, 2:50am Et
Teresa Lynn Cole Lentz is safe. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says she was found in Spotsylvania County, Va., late Tuesday night. The office does not have any details yet about what led to her disappearance.
EARLIER – Thursday – 6/20/2013, 7:00pm ET
WASHINGTON — A 49-year-old Frederick woman is missing after going out to run errands, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says.
Teresa Lynn Cole Lentz was last heard from Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. when she spoke to her husband on the phone. She had left their home around noon.
Family members started to worry in the late afternoon when she didn’t respond to calls or texts. Her daughter went out looking for Lentz, and found her car around 9:45 p.m. abandoned along the railroad tracks on Reels Mill Road. Her phone and keys were found inside.
Lentz is described as 5-foot-6 and 165 pounds with brown, shoulder-length hair and hazel eyes. She wears glasses.
Anyone with information should call authorities at 301-600-1046.
This story has been modified to correct Teresa Lynn Cole Lentz’s name.