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“She was gone,” Woman expected to have C-section reported missing

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SALISBURY, N.C. – A North Carolina woman was reported missing the day she was scheduled to be hospitalized for a C-section.

The morning of her scheduled C-section, 49-year-old Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther was excited about giving birth to a baby girl she’d already named Olivia Grace.

“She was singing and making up songs like, ‘We’re gonna have a baby!’ She was really happy about it,” said Lauren Lusk, Bradshaw-Crowther’s daughter.

Lusk flew in to be with her mom during delivery.

Early Tuesday morning, the family awoke and began preparing for the trip to the hospital.

“I needed to get gas and she told me to leave to get some gas and be back in 15 minutes. And we were gone maybe seven or eight and when we came back, she was gone,” she told WSOC.

She says the door to her mother’s Salisbury home was unlocked, the lights were off and her mom’s Mazda minivan was missing.

“The longer she was gone; it was six o’clock, and we were supposed to be at the hospital. That’s when I knew there was something to worry about,” Lusk said.

Police checked surrounding hospitals with no success.

They could tell a phone call was made from her phone about 20 minutes after she disappeared.

However, they do not know who was called and the phone has now been turned off.

Lusk says her mother has a medical disorder and her pregnancy is considered high-risk.

“She cannot give natural birth, and that’s why our family is so worried, because if she does go into labor, she won’t make it,” said Lusk. “We are scared, we miss her. We want to know she’s okay.”

Lusk says the baby’s father has not heard from Bradshaw-Crowther either.

Police are looking into reports that the woman was recently spotted in a nearby town.

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