Timeline of the search for the missing Mattie Mizell

The Cleveland Police Department, White County First Responders, Georgia Public Safety Services and the Northeast Georgia Community continue their desperate search for Mattie Mizell, a 69-year-old woman who has left her home January 1, 2022.

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January 1, 2022

Mattie Mizell was seen walking out of her Cleveland residence near White Street on New Years Day morning, wearing a purple / blue hoodie and blue jeans or pants.

At 2:40 p.m., surveillance footage from White County Middle School captured Mizell walking northwest on Old Blairsville Road. At around 3 p.m., residents of Allison Drive saw Mizell walking down their street.

Mizell’s search begins.

January 2, 2022

Mizell’s search resumes early in the morning and continues throughout the day. Defense Ministry drones are used to search for her, along with help from several other national and local public safety agencies.

The Cleveland Police Department receives footage from a business near NOK Drive that shows an individual they believe to be Mizell walking towards Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland on the afternoon of January 1.

Researchers are using Georgia DOD drones to try to locate Mattie Mizell. The 69-year-old Cleveland woman apparently walked away from her home on New Years Day. Police say she suffers from dementia. (photo from wrwh.com)

January 3, 2022

Mizell’s search continues, beginning at 8 a.m. when public safety officials gathered at the gymnasium at White County Middle School where they set up a makeshift command center.

The Cleveland Police Department sends an additional search team and a helicopter unit to Babyland General Hospital on NOK Drive.

Cleveland Police, other first responders, White County Middle School officials and Mizell’s family join the Chief Shoemaker in a live debriefing on the continuation of Mizell’s research.

Cleveland Police Chief Jeff Shoemaker kept a report after the day’s research to share the information they had with the public.

January 4, 2022

The research continues.

Cleveland Police identify a truck driving on NOK Drive around the same time they believe Mizell was walking along the road. They asked the driver of the truck, who they believe to be a Ford F-150 or a recent orange / copper Ford Ranger, to contact them as soon as possible.

Police want to speak to the driver of this truck to see if he saw Mattie Mizell in the NOK Road area on January 1, 2022 (photo Cleveland Police Dept.)

There is still no sign of Mizell. If you see Mizell or anything indicating where she is or may have been, please contact White County E-911 at 706-865-0911 or the Cleveland Police Department at 706-348-7078.

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Brandon D. James