LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police are still searching for clues in the disappearance of a central Arkansas real estate agent.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is searching for 49-year-old Beverly Carter. She was reported missing by her husband September 25 after she was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m.
After three and half hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road and found his wife's car with her purse and wallet inside, but she was nowhere to be found, and investigators have found no trace of a crime.
"Her car was there, and the house was wide open, and I knew that something was wrong," her husband, Carl Carter, described of the scene when he went to look for her.
Beverly Carter was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and red shorts. Flyers circulating suggest Carter stands around 5 feet, 2 inches and weighs around 145 pounds. She is also said to have blonde hair and green eyes.
Her husband said he received a text from his wife around 1 a.m. Friday but that it didn't sound like her at all.
"All of a sudden I received three texts in a row. One said 'Yes.'… Then she sent another text that said, 'My phone's low. The battery's down, and I'll call you whenever I get signal.' …And, then, straight back-to-back, I received a text that said 'Oh, I'm out drinking with some friends,'" he recited. "Beverly's not a drinker…We just want our mom back, and my wife of 35 years…I need her."
Friend and family told THV11 Friday night that they're praying and hoping Carter comes home soon and that investigators find answers.
"Beverly is very fun-loving," said Brenda Rhoads, principal broker with Crye-Leike in North Little Rock. "She's kind of like the sunshine in the office. Everybody loves Beverly, so everybody's trying to get together to see what we can do… [Realtor safety] is not something that we take lightly, and Beverly's very aware and tells people where she's going and what she's going to do. It is an important thing that we all need to think about as realtors."
Helicopters canvassed the area earlier Friday, looking for clues. The sheriff's office is requesting that any large land owners/farmers in the Scott area where Carter was reported missing check their properties to aid in the search.
Deputies encourage anyone with information regarding Carter's whereabouts to contact the Sheriff's Office at(501) 340-6600.