Ailing mother searching for daughter who ran away with carnival


Elizabeth Ann Dearmon-Bolton

Elizabeth Ann Dearmon-Bolton



Dispatch Staff Report



Authorities in Waynesboro are asking the public's help locating a woman who left town with a traveling carnival in 2015. 


Elizabeth Ann Dearmon-Bolton, 39, was last seen by family in April or May of 2015 when she left Waynesboro traveling with the Delta Carnival Service, according to a Waynesboro Police Department press release issued Wednesday. Since then she has contacted family only a handful of occasions, once telling them she was in Columbus. 


Waynesboro authorities say they do not expect foul play is involved in Dearmon-Bolton's disappearance. However, Dearmon-Bolton's mother, who is elderly, said she wants to see her daughter before she dies. 


Dearmon-Bolton called her mother "on or around the middle" of 2015 to tell her she was no longer with the Delta Carnivals, that she was currently in Columbus and that she was leaving that day to go to California for work with some of the other carnival workers. 


Dearmon-Bolton's brother and sister-in-law received a text in August of that year saying she was stranded in Venice, California and that she needed help with bus fare. Her brother asked her to call him but she never did and the family has not heard from her since, other than her sister receiving a message on Facebook in 2015 from someone in Venice that showed Dearmon-Bolton dancing at a carnival show and club. The message said Dearmon-Bolton was living on the road and beach. 


Dearmon-Bolton is also the mother of three children, whose ages range from 7-17. 


WPD is asking anyone with information on Dearmon-Bolton's whereabouts or who has talked with her to call WPD's chief investigator, Lt. Don Hopkins at 601-735-3192 ext. 111 or Wayne County E911 at 601-735-2323.




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