Aurora Shoemaker has been missing since Thursday, Aug. 16, when her family says she went for a walk alone from her home in Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park at around 5:30 p.m. and never returned. Shoemaker left her home with only the clothes she was wearing and her cell phone, but no charger. The phone went dead shortly after her disappearance.
Neighbors near a wooded area in the 800 block of South Union Street, Warsaw, say about a half dozen city and county police units were there searching for the source of a foul odor. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Detective Todd Sautter tells StaceyPageOnline.com that a deer carcass was located.
Authorities believe Shoemaker is missing of her own free will, but they would still like to speak with her just to confirm her welfare. Det. Sautter says Shoemaker is an adult and has done nothing illegal, but he encourages her to make contact with him or a family member so the search for her can come to an end.
Aurora is about 5 foot 9 inches tall with short strawberry blonde hair. She has blue/green eyes, a thin frame and piercings on her lip.
If you have any information, please contact the KCSD at 574-267-5667.