110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted May 14, 2013 - 7:45:46pm
UPDATE 11 a.m. THURSDAY, MAY 16 — Deputies made contact with Theresa Spaid Wednesday night, May 16, and confirmed that she was OK, not in duress or harmed in any way and was not in need of any law enforcement assistance.
"Accordingly, the missing persons case has been closed," the Sheriff's Office reported.
REPORTED EARLIER — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old woman who authorities fear could be in danger. The Sheriff’s Office has been searching for Theresa Ann Spaid since Monday.
Spaid is homeless and had been living in a tent with her boyfriend, Harry Marrison, in the backyard of a residence on West Minnesota Avenue near Orange City. Apparently on the verge of splitting up, the two reportedly engaged in a verbal argument on Friday, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Then early Monday morning, deputies responded to another quarrel between the two that deputies said turned violent. Spaid managed to escape, but Marrison was gone by the time deputies arrived. On Monday, family members said that Spaid took off to meet with Marrison and they haven’t seen her since. They did speak to Spaid by phone on Tuesday, but deputies are continuing to look for her to make sure she’s safe.
Anyone who sees Spaid or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 386-736-5999.
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