Family frantic over missing Army veteran

Family frantic over missing Army veteran

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An Army veteran who fought in Iraq is thought to be missing in Memphis and could be in danger.

Memphis Police Department issued a City Watch for Shantelle Evans. Officers said there are suspicious circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Evans is from Illinois, has PTSD, and is the mother of a 9-year-old daughter. Evans has been missing for several weeks.

Her family came to Memphis twice to look for her and to get the word out that she was missing. They put up flyers, drove around the city looking, and still came away with nothing.

"I'm very worried," said Kevin Batts, Evans' boyfriend. "She hasn't contacted me. I expect her to contact her family, her sister, cousins."

Shantelle's family said she is going through a custody battle with her ex-husband over her daughter. The family says the last place she was seen was at her ex-husband's house.

"We are just praying that we find her safe and sound but at this point it's kind of scary because we don't know where she is," Batts said.

On Sunday, March 27, her mother called her cellphone. Someone else answered the phone and quickly hung up.

Police said Evans was honorably discharged from the Army around 2008.

Evans is described as a black woman standing 5'4," weighing 180 lbs. She has brown eyes and short black hair. She was last seen driving a 1999 four-door white Buick.

If you have seen Evans or have any idea where she might be, please call Memphis Police Department at 901-545-2677(COPS).

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