York Co. authorities searching for missing Spartanburg Co. woman


York County authorities are searching for an elderly woman who went missing from the Spartanburg County area last week.

Gayle Harris, 71, was due for a doctor’s appointment in Spartanburg on Oct. 30 but never arrived, according to a statement from the York County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators picked up signals from Harris’ cell phone in the Blacksburg and Smyrna areas of Cherokee and York counties.

Harris suffers from dementia, loss of vision in one eye and other medical issues, officials say. She is about 5-foot-8 and weighs 145 pounds and red/blond hair and brown eyes.

Harris may be driving a green Saturn Vue with South Carolina tag KWU-510.

Anyone with information on Harris’ whereabouts is asked to call the York County Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059 or the Woodruff Police Department at 864-476-8131.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala