• Mom gets text messages that daughter died of overdose

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A North Carolina mother who got text messages telling her that her daughter is dead has not been able to find the missing woman in South Carolina, where she last lived.

    The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that Horry County authorities have told Crystal Evans that they don't have any deaths reported of anyone matching the description of 30-year-old Tiffany Dawn Evans.

    The Myrtle Beach Police said they hadn't recently picked her up. She was known to them because of arrests for prostitution and drug use.

    "Why would somebody call me and tell me this if it's not true? But nobody's seen her," Crystal Evans said Friday after filing a missing person's report with the Horry County Police Department.

    Crystal Evans and her husband drove nearly four hours from their North Carolina home early Friday to meet with police who are searching for Tiffany Evans. They also drove around the Grand Strand, hoping to find her.

    Evans last spoke with her daughter on Jan. 7, when she asked for gas money so she could come home.

    "She sounded like she really wanted to come home. It was more believable this time than any other time to me," Crystal Evans said. "It was like 'mama, I need to leave, I'm going crazy down here. I can't take it anymore, I need to come home.'"

    Tiffany Evans said she would leave Myrtle Beach by Monday, but her mother never heard from her again.

    "The guy she was supposedly coming with texted me and said that he tried to get her to leave Myrtle Beach on Wednesday," Crystal Evans said. "He texted me he tried to get her to leave but she wouldn't go. Then the very next day he said she had overdosed and passed away."

    Crystal Evans said more people then came forward with similar stories about an overdose death

    "I don't know what's true and what's not," Crystal Evans said.

    Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Department would not confirm if the department responded to a similar call this week, citing federal health privacy laws. Horry County Police have not responded to The Sun News' request for a missing person's report that was listed on its website, although the agency tweeted early Friday evening that Tiffany Evans is missing.

    Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said he has not received any calls for deaths that involved Tiffany Evans.


    Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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