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Former Roswell resident missing in Texas

12:09 AM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
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Leanne Bearden has been missing since Friday

ROSWELL, Ga -- It has been three days since a former Roswell resident's family has seen her. Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, left her in-laws home in Garden Ridge, TX last Friday and never returned.

Bearden grew up in Roswell and graduated from Roswell High School. Her disappearance is on the minds of many family and friends who live here, even though she now lives in Colorado.

Bearden and her husband Joshua spent the past two years travelling around the world. After returning to the United States, they stopped and her husband's family home in Garden Ridge. They were planning on returning to their home in Colorado on Tuesday. But those plans may have to be changed. "I knew after three hours that something was really, really wrong," Joshua Bearden said.

He said his wife told him she was going out for a walk last Friday afternoon. She left her in-laws home with about $60 and some credit cards, according to her husband. "She had her credit cards and I'm staying up all night hitting the refresh button just hoping that I'll have a credit card charge," he said.

Leanne's close family from Roswell is in Texas and several family members and friends have spent parts of the past three days searching for her.

Her friends back in Roswell have created a Facebook page, "Our Friend Leanne Hecht Bearden," to share information about the latest news in her disappearance.

Law enforcement officials in Texas have no active searches for her and have no reason to suspect foul play at this point. They say she has been listed as a missing person.

Joshua Bearden said police told him his wife left of her own free will. "She left on her own free will, that's absolutely true, she did," he said. "But what happened after she left the house on her own free will, I don't know."

Leanne Bearden's friends in Roswell said they have been asked by family members not to speak to the media. They have been told the family wants to make sure only accurate information is released about her disappearance.

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