LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – A family in Logan County is desperate to find a missing loved one.
Gracie is a 90-pound African Spur Sulcate Tortoise and she was last seen by her family a week ago.
Two days later, a neighbor says he spotted the tortoise about 3/4 of a mile away near Kelly and Simpson.
According to the neighbor, Gracie was being loaded into a cream colored Ford F-150 extended cab pickup truck.
The driver, a white man in his 30s or 40s, told the neighbor that he was returning Gracie to her owners, but that didn’t happen.
Now, they are desperate to find her.
While you might not recognize Gracie, your children might.
She has met thousands of children while promoting her book, ‘Gracie’s Unexpected Journey.’
The book was inspired by the first time Gracie went missing, which was after a tornado in the 1990s.
Three years later, she was found at the post office.
Gracie’s family is offering a $500 reward for her return.
The couple says they have received a text message from an unknown phone number late Wednesday that said, “I think I have your tortoise. I bought it on Craigslist.”
They say they have tried to text and call the number, but have received no answer.
If you know anything about her disappearance, call (405) 315-5437.