Jefferson County S.O.R.T Joins Search For Missing Woman
The Special Operations Response Team from Jefferson County has been brought in to help with the search for 76 year old Claudene Whaley. She is the Gatlinburg woman who has been missing since Sunday August 7th. Her Toyota Highlander was found last Wednesday, August 10th, on Gulf Road in the Grassy Fork area of Cocke County. The team from Jefferson County joins a search team consisting of law enforcement personnel from Gatlinburg & Cocke County, Cocke County EMA and the Grassy Fork Fire Department. Claudene Whaley is a white female 5′ 1″ tall, she weighs 150 pounds and has gray hair and hazel eyes. Her family says she has dementia and that she left her home to get some lunch but never returned. That search is now entering its 6th day in that area.