MANSFIELD, Ohio — An alleged dispute between neighbors over cats has now turned into a nationwide search for a 62-year-old woman and two others.
Police say the woman, Patsy Hudson, has not been seen since July 4, the day of the dispute with her two neighbors. Her neighbors also moved out on that date and have not been seen since.
Hudson’s family reported her missing on Dec. 22. Hudson kept to herself, according to a release from Mansfield police. All vehicles registered to Hudson have been accounted for.
She is described as being 5’6″ tall and weighing 150 pounds.
**For the entire release from police on Hudson’s disappearance, click here**
Neighbors tell Fox 8 that police were at Hudson’s home last week, searching and taking pictures. Search warrants filed with Mansfield Municipal Court show detectives were searching for Hudson’s body and any evidence pertaining to the crime of kidnapping and abduction.
“It’s scary,” said one woman who lives near the home.
The woman said that Hudson had several cats and was always caring for animals.
There were a couple of cats near her home Tuesday.
The search warrants shows police took swabs from the homes of both Hudson and of the neighbors.
Detectives also took a metal box, tooth brushes and cigarettes from a trash can found in Hudson’s home.
Anyone with information is urged to call Mansfield police.