A North Carolina woman who disappeared hours before she was due to give birth by C-section has been found safe, police say, but much about the case remains unclear—including whether she has given birth. Police say Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, was found at a gas station yesterday, soon after investigators discovered she had used her ATM card at a CVS pharmacy in Boone, NC, the Charlotte Observer reports. Bradshaw-Crowther's daughter reported her missing in Salisbury, around 100 miles away, last Tuesday after she went to gas up her car before taking her mom to the hospital and returned to find her mother gone.
Police say Bradshaw-Crowther has been taken to a hospital for an evaluation, but they haven't released information on the condition of her or the baby. A CVS worker tells WSOC that after she was in the store, police "called and said a suspicious woman had come in, but she didn't look exactly like her picture online. She had dark hair and looked about the same age but didn't look pregnant or anything like that." After she disappeared, family members said they were deeply concerned because she has a vascular condition that makes her unable to give birth without a C-section, the New York Daily News reports. (Click for more on the case.)