A Covington woman has been listed as missing in Jackson County now for almost a week. Authorities say Julie Smith, 48, was last thought to be near the intersection of Highway 124 and Highway 332.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call at around 4 p.m. on May 21 where the caller advised that a suspicious vehicle was blocking her driveway. When a deputy arrived on the scene, the vehicle, a tan, 2001 Toyota Camry, was completely blocking the driveway and the motor was still running.
An initial investigation determined the vehicle was registered to Smith, of Covington.
The vehicle appeared to have recent damage including a missing rear tire. An immediate search of the area led to the discovery of clothing under a vehicle in a nearby neighbor’s driveway.
Smith’s phone was later located abandoned near the Beef O’ Brady’s Restaurant and Kroger in Jefferson.
A search on Thursday evening and Friday with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Aviation Section, Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) K-9 Unit, Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement K-9 Team, and other local agencies has thus far not produced any additional information as to Smith’s whereabouts and her welfare remains unknown.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information regarding Julie Smith to please contact the Sheriff’s Office through 911.
Smith is described as a white female, 5’03” and approximately 200 pounds. Smith has blonde hair and green eyes and was last thought to be near the intersection of Georgia Highway 124 and Georgia Highway 332.