Teresa Lynn Coie Lentz Reported Missing In Frederick County, Md., Car Found Empty With Keys, Phone Inside

4:32 PM, Jun 21, 2013   |    comments
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FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick County authorities are looking for Teresa Lynn Coie Lentz who was reported missing after she didn't return home from running errands in Frederick on Wednesday. Her family spoke to reporters during a press conference on Friday afternoon.

The Frederick County Bureau of Investigation officials say Lentz' husband and children last saw her at their home on Bartonsville Road around noon. They also say Lentz last spoke to her husband around 1:30 p.m. via cell phone. 

Family members told police Lentz left to run errands in Frederick and that they began to worry when she didn't respond to text messages and phone calls late that afternoon, according to authorities. Lentz's daughter started looking for her at approximately 6:30 p.m., say authorities. At approximately 9:45 p.m. Lentz' vehicle was found parked along Reels Mill Road near railroad tracks. Some of Lentz's personal items including her cell phone and vehicle keys were found inside the vehicle.  Her daughter called 911 at 9:47 p.m. to report her missing.

On Friday, Lentz' daughter told reporters that the day had been normal before her disappearance. Her daughter thanks the community for their support and appealed to the community to come forward with any information. She also had a message for her mother, in case she could hear her: "We miss you terribly. We are so overwhelmed with what is happening... We want you home and safe."

About her mother she said, "She's my everything. She's my rock. For her not to be here is heartbreaking for me."

Lentz is described as a 49 year old woman with brown, shoulder length hair, and hazel eyes. Authorities say she wears glasses. She is further described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 165 pounds.

Authorities say her car was a 2005 Blue Ford Expedition with white lettering on side and rear windows that reads "Mountaintop Electric, Residential Light, Commercial Service and Upgrades, 240-285-8795, 301-663-3067 " and has a Ravens emblem on the back.

Previous searches for Lentz have been unsuccessful but Sgt. Jennifer Bailey says police are still looking and investigating. According to Bailey, the office has received about two dozen tips. They are asking for anyone with any information, big or small, to contact them. Officers have passed out flyers to people on the road, which includes a photo of Lentz making a deposit at an ATM bank. No one is seen with her in the photo.

As for reports of blood found on a guardrail near Lentz' car, Bailey said investigators believe it is from an animal but they did collect it as evidence.

Bailey says they are looking into all tips and trying to create a timeline of events. Investigators have also gone to places they know Lentz' visited. At this time, authorities are not releasing the names of those places.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Teresa Lentz or who saw her and/or her vehicle Wednesday call 301-600-1046 or 911 immediately.

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