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Search Continues For Missing County Woman

Virginia State Police Search and Recovery divers continued their search for a missing county woman Thursday in local waterways, including the Hyco River in Halifax County, according to Special Agent Troy LaRue.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and South Boston Police Department personnel assisted in the search activities Thursday, LaRue said.

State police, sheriff’s office personnel and South Boston Police have been actively searching for Hattie Gertrude Brown since she was last seen May 16 at a Sheetz gas station at the intersection of Route 501 and Route 58 in Riverdale.

A video camera captured the 48-year-old woman and her car at the gas station at approximately 2:33 a.m. Investigators found that she was accompanied at the gas station by her nephew, who law enforcement officers have called a “person of interest” in the case.

Hattie Brown is a black female with brown eyes and black, shoulder-length hair. She is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, 155 pounds, and was last seen wearing a sleeveless top and pants with side stripes. The investigation into her disappearance also indicates that she left her residence without her purse or critical medication.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Brown is asked to contact the Appomattox Division of the Virginia State Police toll-free in Virginia at 1-800-552-0962, or at (454) 352-7128. The state police also can be contacted by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .