This week, investigators with the Glynn County Police Department continue to search for clues at 103 MacKay Drive, in Glynn County, Georgia, in the disappearance of 72-year-old Linda Mansfield. Investigators were seen entering and exiting Mansfield’s residence retrieving forensic supplies from their vehicles, as they continued to process the potential crime scene. Dedicated to solving the case, investigators even set up a port-a-potty next to MacKay Drive, to limited the need to leave the scene.
The investigation into Mansfield's disappearance began May 23rd when officers from the Glynn County Police Department went to Mansfield’s residence to conduct a welfare check on her after being alerted by a caseworker with Adult Protective Services that John Roosevelt, Mansfield’s son, had allegedly been stealing from Mansfield.
Upon arrival at Mansfield’s residence, officers met with Manfield’s son, John Roosevelt, who advised officers Mansfield had taken a trip, with a friend, to Savannah, Georgia. During the welfare check, officers were unable to locate Mansfield but did discover suspicious circumstances. Officers found Mansfield had left behind her cellular phone and her dogs. There was also evidence of foul play. Neighbors then advised officers, Mansfield had not been seen since May 15th. Further, neighbors reported Mansfield rarely left the residence, and would never leave her dogs behind. After conducting a preliminary investigation, the Glynn County Police Department filed a missing person report and opened an active investigation.
During the investigation, officers developed enough probable cause to arrest Roosevelt on five separate charges of uttering a false check. The investigation revealed that Roosevelt allegedly wrote five checks to himself on Mansfield’s Bank of America account. Roosevelt, 46, was then booked into Glynn County Jail but has not been charged with Mansfield’s disappearance.
A massive search is currently underway, and search dogs are actively checking the surrounding woods for Mansfield’s whereabouts. Neighbors and concerned citizens have placed balloons and signs of support for Mansfield at the entrance of her residence. According to Glynn County Police Chief, Matt Doering, “I am most grateful for the dedication of our officers and subject matter volunteers who are assisting. We pray Ms. Mansfield is found for the family, friends and our community.”
Anyone with any information that may be helpful to investigators, please contact investigators with the Glynn County Police Department at (912) 554-7802 or Silent Witness at (912) 264-1333.