Investigation shifts to Prairie County for missing Cross County woman

Investigation shifts to Prairie County for missing Cross County woman
Wynne police are looking Christy Lynn Rooks, who has been missing since around Jan. 10. (Source: Wynne, Ark. Police Dept)

WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - The search for a missing Cross County woman has now shifted to the Prairie County area as state and local authorities continue their search.

According to a media release from Wynne Police Chief Jackie Clark, new developments have been made in the Christy Rooks case Friday.

“The case is very active at the current time and sensitive as always, due to being an ongoing investigation,” Clark said. “These developments have more or less shifted the investigation to the Prairie County area.”

Clark said Arkansas State Police and the Prairie County Sheriff’s Department are the lead agencies in the investigation “as it progresses.”

Clark said Thursday that several law enforcement agencies were looking for Rooks, who they believe is in danger.

Christy Lynn Rooks of Wynne was last seen in the Hazen area around Jan. 10, Clark said. It was around the same time that a series of storms hit northeast Arkansas.

Officials believe Rooks is in danger due to not having any communications with people since then. Clark said there has been no social media posts by Rooks since then and her family and friends have not heard from her.

“It is way out of normal,” Clark said.

Rooks was reported missing Jan. 17 and the Wynne Police Department posted information on Facebook about Rooks on Jan. 20.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rooks can call Wynne police at 870-238-8718.

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