South Carolina family searches for missing daughter

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence, SC family is looking for answers after reporting their daughter missing this week.

Ashlyn Adams Wyatt is believed to be in the Myrtle Beach area based on her last known phone call.

Shane Gibson said she last heard from her daughter almost a month ago.

She usually doesn’t go more than a few days without hearing from Wyatt and is particularly worried about his addiction issues.

“Having to file that police report – I’m not a crier, but when I had to file the police report, I lost it,” Gibson said. “I am her mother, she is my daughter. I’m afraid she’s hurt or worse.

She said she decided to file the report after learning that none of Wyatt’s friends or other family members had heard of her either.

“When you don’t hear from your child, regardless of age, for almost a month, all kinds of thoughts go through your mind,” Gibson said.

She took to Facebook, where posts about Wyatt have been shared hundreds of times.

She said she was grateful to her friends for helping spread the word and knows that many other families have faced similar difficulties.

“I think every family has a drug addict that they painfully watch circling the drain and nothing can be done about it,” Gibson said. “If you don’t have health insurance, you’re not a murderer or a suicidal person, nobody cares.”

Gibson said the last month and especially the last few days have been tough and she wants to move on.

“I’m going to hug her and hopefully take her straight to a place where she can get help,” she said.

If you see Wyatt, you are urged to call the Florence County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 665-2121 or the Gibson Family Hotline at (209) 733-3685.