Spartanburg Sheriff's Office, Search & Rescue Teams Look for Missing Woman
Around 5:00 AM this morning Deputies were called to Clover Street in the Inman Community in reference to a Missing Persons call. Upon arrival Deputies learned that 77 year old Shirley Ballenger was missing from her home that she shares with her adult son. Mrs. Ballenger is believed to have walked away from her home sometime between 10:00 PM last night and 3:00 AM this morning. Mrs. Ballenger suffer from Alzheimer’s. She is described as 5’0″ tall, 88 lbs., white/gray hair and was last seen wearing a robe or housecoat (color unknown). Teams from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) and the Sheriff’s Office helicopter are on scene and searching the area. A Command Post has been set up at Liberty Baptist Church located at 980 Bishop Road in Inman, SC. If anyone has seen or sees a person matching Mrs. Ballenger’s description we ask that they call 911 immediately. If someone sees her we ask that they try to stay with her until help arrives.