Police searching for missing Gulfport woman - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Police searching for missing Gulfport woman

Anita Marie Phelps Smith. Image source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office. Anita Marie Phelps Smith. Image source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office.
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman from Gulfport.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said 50-year-old Anita Marie Phelps Smith was reported missing from her residence at 17356 Yazoo Street in Gulfport on January 6. She was last seen on January 2 wearing blue jeans, a white sweater/jacket and black tennis shoes. She may also be carrying a green backpack.

Brisolara said Smith is 5'2" and weighs around 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She is believed to have left her residence on foot. 

Authorities said Smith has a history of alcohol abuse and depression.

Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Gulfport Fire Department and the Gulf Coast Search and Rescue have searched a wooded area surrounding Smith's residence.

If you have any information about Smith's whereabouts please contact the Harrison County Sheriff's Office at 228-865-7060.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • VIDEO: One in custody after Gulfport chase

    VIDEO: One in custody after Gulfport chase

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:25:36 GMT
    (Photo source: Chuck Coats)(Photo source: Chuck Coats)

    One person is in custody after a chase through Gulfport and parts of Harrison County.

    More >>

    One person is in custody after a chase through Gulfport and parts of Harrison County.

    More >>
  • Intoxicated driver who injured Bethanie Jones pleads guilty

    Intoxicated driver who injured Bethanie Jones pleads guilty

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:05:14 GMT
    Bethanie Jones, 27, was severely injured in a car accident on Popps Ferry Road Bridge (Image Source: WLOX News)Bethanie Jones, 27, was severely injured in a car accident on Popps Ferry Road Bridge (Image Source: WLOX News)

    Two years ago, Bethanie Jones was involved in a crash on the Popp’s Ferry Bridge that would change her life. Monday, the driver that hit her pleaded guilty to DUI causing death or disfigurement.

    More >>

    Two years ago, Bethanie Jones was involved in a crash on the Popp’s Ferry Bridge that would change her life. Monday, the driver that hit her pleaded guilty to DUI causing death or disfigurement.

    More >>
  • Matt Luke introduced as Ole Miss interim head coach

    Matt Luke introduced as Ole Miss interim head coach

    Monday, July 24 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-07-24 23:39:47 GMT
    WLBTWLBT
    14 years as part of the Ole Miss football program as a coach or player has prepared Matt Luke for this opportunity. Admittedly it doesn't come under the circumstances he might've envisioned. But with a Rebel bloodline that runs 3 generations deep, the position fulfills a lifelong dream. "I can truly tell y'all today that this is my dream job," Luke said Monday at his first press conference as Ole Miss interim head coach. "It's a job that I've been preparing my whole li...More >>
    14 years as part of the Ole Miss football program as a coach or player has prepared Matt Luke for this opportunity. Admittedly it doesn't come under the circumstances he might've envisioned. But with a Rebel bloodline that runs 3 generations deep, the position fulfills a lifelong dream. "I can truly tell y'all today that this is my dream job," Luke said Monday at his first press conference as Ole Miss interim head coach. "It's a job that I've been preparing my whole li...More >>
Powered by Frankly