Swainsboro woman still missing one week later
by Emanuel County Live | January 26, 2005 12:00 am
By MICK KERSEY
By MICK KERSEY
Cindy Lynch, owner operator of Bangles hair salon, has been missing since Tuesday evening Jan. 19. Lynch, who was living on a cabin cruiser boat docked at Thunderbolt Marina, was reported missing by her husband, Chet Lynch, on Wednesday.
Lynch, described as blond with blue eyes, five feet five inches tall and weighing 120 pounds was last seen in the area where the yacht was docked. According to family members, Lynch had been having an argument over a phone bill with her husband shortly before her disappearance. She was last seen by a security guard around 11pm in the marina parking lot, off River Dr.
Lynch’s daughter Zaid Greenway said, “She called about a phone bill, and I gave her what she needed to know about that. She said she’d call me back and I haven’t heard from her since. According to family members, Lynch would take off unannounced from time to time but never more than a few hours and was always careful to keep in contact when she did. Reportedly, Lynch’s car was still in the marina parking lot the next day.
Law enforcement officials at every level are assisting in the investigation, including the GBI, Thunderbolt Police, the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, and the Swainsboro Police Department.
Locally, Bangles beauty salon and the apartment above have been cordoned off by police tape. According to Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens, this was done at the request of Thunderbolt Police, who wanted to keep every investigative area open. Police do not yet classify Lynch as the victim of a crime, but are pursuing all possibilities.
Investigator Bill Buttersworth of the Thunderbolt Police Department said, “We are still in the process of fact-finding and checking out leads.” No one reported seeing or hearing anything unusual around the marina.
So far, authorities have dragged the river, sent in divers and had dogs search the marina area. The latest effort uses SONAR to search the depths of the brackish water of the marina.
Any information on the whereabouts of Cindy Lynch should be reported to proper authorities immediately.