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Search continues for missing, endangered Lubbock woman

Linda Wilhite, 67 (Source: Provided by LPD) Linda Wilhite, 67 (Source: Provided by LPD)
Wilhite's home in the 6100 block of 38th St. Wilhite's home in the 6100 block of 38th St.
Rachel Collins, Wilhite's niece Rachel Collins, Wilhite's niece
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock police are still searching for 67-year-old Linda Gail Wilhite. She is now considered missing and endangered.

She was last seen on Tuesday at her West Lubbock home in the 6100 block of 38th Street, near Milwaukee Avenue.

Investigators were at Wilhite's home for hours searching for information on where she could be and what may have happened to her.

Her niece, Rachel Collins, tells us she is keeping positive thoughts and hoping her aunt is found soon.

"It's just really shocking," she says.

She tells us she last spoke with her aunt last week, when they made plans to get together on Monday. But, Collins never heard back from Wilhite.

"She wouldn't pick up her phone and I thought, oh well, she'll call me back," Collins explains. "But, I never heard...I never got anything back from her."

The Lubbock Police Department went to Wilhite's home Thursday night to check on her, but they found blood in her home, instead.

They say her medication was found in the home, something Collins says she would never leave behind.

"She's very caring, loving," Collins says. "She thinks about others and she really cares about her family. She wouldn't just up and leave...she's not that type of person."

LPD says they found evidence that would possibly indicate foul play.

"There's a lot of unanswered questions," Collins says. "Who would do something like this to her?"

The Detectives Investigation Service Bureau now considers Wilhite to be a missing and endangered person.

Collins says right now, she can only remain hopeful.

"I would like her to be brought home safely," she says.

Collins says she is asking for the public's help tonight to find her aunt.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Crime Line at 741-1000.

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