MOUNT VERNON — The search for 38-year-old Gwen Wright of Wellington has been released from the jurisdiction of the Wellington Police Department.
Wright had been missing from her Wellington home since Oct. 6. She was reported to have used an ATM in Mount Vernon early on Oct. 7.
According to a news release from Wellington Police Department Chief Steve Rollins, Wright has been seen by at least two witnesses in West Union in southern Adams County.
She reportedly told one witness her husband had died of cancer, she lost her job and her house, and all she wanted to do was go to the beach. She identified herself as Gwen to two witnesses at Blake’s Pharmacy in West Union and did not appear to be in distress, they said.
One witness, who is a minister, offered her spiritual support and directed her to a hotel where she was reportedly denied a room when she did not have identification while trying to pay with cash. She identified herself at the motel as Jenny May from Decanter, Ill. The minister’s wife said she later saw Wright walking along a nearby highway. No additional information on Wright is available after she left the motel.
Wright’s vehicle was abandoned at a car dealership in Peebles earlier in the week where she left her purse containing her identification and cell phone. Her car was later returned to the Wellington Police Department. Her home computer is being analyzed by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department, and her cell phone is being analyzed by an FBI forensic phone technician.