CRESTVIEW — The case of a missing Crestview woman continues to confound area law enforcement.
Calandra Stallworth, the mother of two children, was originally reported missing by her mother in March, but presented herself at the Police Department in the last week of March to prove she hadn’t disappeared.
However, friends and family members became concerned when she promptly disappeared again. Social media rumors have circulated since, claiming that Stallworth was murdered, she ran off with her boyfriend or she was kidnapped.
Based on some of these unfounded rumors, some allegedly started by a “clairvoyant,”
Stallworth’s supporters even proposed searching for her body in the underbrush along State Road 4 in the Baker area.
“We have no information that she’s been killed or that a homicide has occurred,” Police Chief Tony Taylor said. “We have a missing person case right now.”
Operations Support Commander Jamie Grant said while the investigation is very much active, the agency’s Criminal Investigations Department has investigated and exhausted every lead and tip it has received, indicating the possibility that Stallworth may have intentionally wanted to disappear.
“We don’t have any information to indicate the lady is dead,” Grant said. “It’s not that unusual for people to pick up and decide to leave without a word.”
Taylor said unless the information comes directly from the police department or other area law enforcement, social media rumors should be ignored.
“Do not believe what you see in social media,” he said. “Unless you hear it from us, it’s most likely false.”
Grant and Taylor continued to ask anyone with the slightest bit of information about
Stallworth, her habits, her hangouts, her interests and her friends, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant or unimportant, to contact law enforcement with the information.
“We are deeply concerned about Ms. Stallworth,” Taylor said. “We pursue every lead. No clue is too small.
“No matter what the circumstances of her disappearance might be, we are not letting this go.”