Missing Punta Gorda mom, son found safe

UPDATE: The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office tells WINK News Deborah Shea and her son have been located uninjured.


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are looking for a woman who left her parents’ residence Tuesday with her 6-year-old son.

Police say Deborah B. Shea, 43, left her parent’s house in the 100 block of Kings Highway in Port Charlotte at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

She was reported to have been awake for a prolonged period of time and indicated that she believed people were after her. Shea is described as about 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighing about 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing jean shorts and a black shirt.  She has multiples tattoos.

When Shea left her parent’s residence, she took her 6-year-old son, Derik Joseph Shea with her. Derik is described as being about 4 feet tall, weighing about 90 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Because of Deborah’s described condition at the time she left, both she and Derik have been listed as missing and endangered.  Derik is also listed as missing on the website for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Shea’s residence is located in the Harvey Street area of Englewood. She was reportedly seen in the area of SR 776 and Sunnybrook Road earlier Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information on the location of Deborah Shea or Derik Shea is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 941-639-2101, or other appropriate law enforcement agency if outside of Charlotte County, so that we can check their well-being.

If you have any information, you can also call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013.

Author: wink news
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