Union County Police Searching for Kristi Cornwell

kristicornwell.jpgUpdate 2 8/15/09: About three and a half miles from where law enforcement have been concentrating their search efforts a man cutting his lawn found a cell phone yesterday. The Union County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that it is the cell phone belonging to Kristi Cornwell. Hopefully they can get more information from the cell phone. The only other leads they have right now are two cars that witnesses say were driving slowly through the area of Jones Creek road.

Updated 8/13/09: I’ve found a picture of Kristi Cornwell and have added it to the post. When I get a better one I will add it as well.

According to the GBI they have found some of her belongings in the area where she was last seen walking but they won’t release any information that is possible evidence. They are also looking to question several persons of interest, criminals with lengthy legal backgrounds that live in the four counties around that area. I will update the story as needed.

A lot of people have posted comments on her Facebook page, waiting for her to be found. Having been a couple of days now those hopes are fading and I am afraid that something bad has happened to Kristi.

Original Post: According to local papers and newscasts 38-year-old Kristi Cornwell was last seen walking along Jones Creek Road in Blairsville and hasn’t been seen or heard from since then. The GBI and Union County Sheriff’s Department are working together and have very little to go on right now.

Cornwell is a white female with dark hair, five feet five inches tall and weighs in at about 150lbs. The area she was walking in is a rural area close to her house in Blairsville.

According to an emailed report from the Cobb County church that Cornwell’s boyfriend Douglas Davis attends, he was speaking with her on the phone as she walked. She allegedly told him a car was stopping near her and then started screaming “Don’t take me”. Kristi Cornwell’s family and Davis have all declined to comment so far.

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Anybody that has information that might be relevant to the case has been asked to contact the Union County Sheriff’s Department at 706-439-6066. Just as soon as I get a picture of Kristi Cornwell I will update the post with it.

I’m not sure exactly what it is but something about this strikes me as odd, aside from the fact that she is missing of course.

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  • I livin BluRidge, right near Blairsville I’ve had a house there since 1994. Never have I had a problem of any kind, but after hearing about this, I will never again walk down my road after dark without my husband and tough little English bulldog accompanying me.I love North Georgia, I always felt so safe there. Ironically, I was shot in the head by unknown assailants in my house in downtown Atlanta the day after last Christmas –after that, I considered moving back up to the mountains, where i’ve always felt so safe. Perhaps I still will. I have been praying for Ms. Cornwell and her friends and family for days, and will do so until this lady is found.

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  • Hi Annie I apologise if I sound sad and stupid but I also find the BF very suspicious. I have watched him several times on his first news interview..he was sitting forward smiling and seemed excitable about the story he was telling. I also find it odd that during the struggle the BF says Kristi shouted down the phone “Dont take me” If you are being attacked surely you drop the phone to ward of your attacker not hang on to your mobile. I also find it odd that police found a short distance away some of Kristis items of clothing, which police say prove there was a struggle. Would someone abduct a woman then stop the car to plant some of her clothing and dump her phone a few yards ahead. An abducter would have taken her and got out of there fast in case he was spotted.

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  • Richard, has the boyfriend taken a lie detector test. I am checking everyday for news on Kristi and hope beyond hope that she is found safe but everyday that goes by makes this unlikely. I think the sniffer dogs are not picking up anything because this is not where what ever happened took place.

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  • That I don’t know. He may have volunteered to take one already or it may be that wherever he was that night was enough for them to rule him out as a suspect completely.

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  • Davis said in the first interview I saw, I made a commitment to her only two days before that I would protect her with my life. A bit heavy for a couple that have only been together a few weeks. I wish we knew more about this story which makes me think the police are holding their cards very close to their chest. A BF that can provide his own alibi by talking to the victim on the phone…hmmm not only that’ he can explain exactly what happened to her.

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  • Kristi must have had a great dad. I think kristi thought that sll men were like her dad and found this not to be true. I think this last b/f is a Hollywood production. what bothers me about him is that he is just to syrupy.He is a nut case.Again, I think Kristi enjoyed helping people and was trying to help him.What concers me is that the cell phone was found in a YARD. This can not happen for there is ao much wooded area up there.It had to be tossed in that spot for a reason.Person followed her for a bit as she said this to b/f sounds like he was comfortable following her just not to much in a hurry to take her.He had to see her hand to her ear and know she was on the phone. Her house was very close. Kristi just could have been talking to her son ,parents, who could have been there in a few seconds.and caught the person. Very strange for you preacher man….

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  • Good morning Georgiagran, the police are very fortunate they have a man who knew the victim for a short time. Not only that’ this man has an alibi because he was talking to the victim at the time he says she was “abducted” not only that he is the only witness.
    How do we know she was there ?because he says so..
    How do we know there was an abduction? because he says so
    How do we know she said “Don’t take me” because he says so.
    The police at the moment only have his word that connect Kristi to what happened to her…
    The cell phone and some articles of clothing I believe have been found but at a much later date, he could have easily gone back and dumped them there later.
    Has anyone come forward to say they saw Kristi that night walking in the spot where Davis said she was when “abducted”?

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