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Family searches for woman missing since June 1
Shanika Mincey - photo by Special
The grandmother of a woman reported missing over a month ago recently received a cryptic phone call that gave no comfort that her granddaughter is safe, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.
    Susie Mae Clifton recently received a phone call from an unknown person stating he was " a minister in Alabama, and that Shanika was in a women's home," he said.
    Shanika Mincey, 26, was last seen riding through Butler Homes June 2, around 5:30 p.m., according to her grandmother Carolyn Mincey, he said. She said she saw her granddaughter in a blue Cougar, early 90's model, but could not provide a tag number, he said.
    Clifton told police she had not seen Shanika since June 1. The missing woman's mother, Cathy Mincey, said she had not seen her daughter since May 30.
    The family is concerned about Shanika's welfare, Williams said.
    Clifton told police the caller who said Shanika Mincey was in a women's home in Alabama did not leave a phone number, city or any other information regarding her whereabouts. Statesboro Police Det.  Tommy Brown is investigating the case, but said Thursday he has not been able to confirm the information regarding Mincey being in Alabama.
    Lookouts have been posted for Shanika Mincey, who left behind a small child that is being cared for by family members, he said.
    No foul play is suspected, he said.
    Mincey would currently appear thinner than her most recent photo, he said.
    Williams said the investigation is ongoing and detectives are still gathering information and following leads. Anyone with information is asked to call the Statesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 764-1542 or 764-9911. All information will be kept confidential, he said.
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