Family of missing Nacogdoches County woman asking for help

Family of missing Nacogdoches County woman asking for help
Source: Chimney Family
Source: Chimney Family
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The family of a missing Nacogdoches County woman is asking for your help to try to find her after she vanished over the summer.

It's been three months since 69-year-old Centrella Chimney was last seen in the Sandhill community of Nacogdoches County.

"No links pointing in any direction of her whereabouts," precinct 4 constable Chief Deputy, Shawn Murray said. "It's really odd, it's like she vanished."

With few leads to go on, family members are holding onto hope.

"That's one of the things that keeps our family in one piece," Chimney's younger sister, Alvin Davis said. "I know her soul is saved, we're just concerned about her physical body."

For months search teams made of community members and different law enforcement agencies went looking for Chimney.

"We had a lot of people help us search for her," Murray said. "It was all gridded out as we walked. That way, we were sure we covered pretty much everything because we didn't want to leave anything unturned."

Family members said she suffered from bipolar disorder and was off her medication when she disappeared.

"I always say that something should've been done differently, just not now, but through the years," Davis said.

Fighting back tears, Davis said she can't imagine what her big sister could be going through.

"If she is not in the care of someone, my worst fear has already frightened me," Davis said. "I stay up many nights thinking about her."

Now investigators are hoping her flyers and tips will bring Chimney back home safely.

"We've contacted mental health facilities, and we've reached out to her case manager of home health services," Murray said.

With her heart full of emotion Davis has this message for her lost sister.

"Centrella, this is your baby sister," Davis said. "I love you, we as a family love you. We want you back home. We'll always love you."

Anyone with information on Centrella Chimney's whereabouts is urged to contact your local law enforcement.

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