“Her ex-boyfriend came over to my house. I was in the house and he sent her oldest daughter on the porch back in the house to tell Teresa would she take him home. And so Teresa got up off her bed she was laying down in and then got in the car and took him home. She didn’t come back home though, said Lillie.
Her family tells WCBI Teresa’s White 1997 Chevy Tahoe was found on Franklin Street the next day. The truck had a flat tire and her keys lay on the ground nearby. Investigators won’t release the ex-boyfriend’s name, but they do consider him a person of interest. Lillie says Teresa and her ex have a tumultuous history.
“I know before he had got her and took her out in the woods and had tied her up to a tree. I begged her to stay away from him. I told her if she don’t stop talking to him, something bad was going to happen,” said Lillie.
That tree stands in the woods just off Darracot Road. It’s where Aberdeen Police began their search.
“We actually found some clothes that’s been taken up. We found socks, we found shirts, pajama pants. A lot of interesting things that shouldn’t be out here in this area and we’re actually trying to make sure that none of this matches up with the young lady that we’re looking for,” said Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle.
Authorities have set up a small search team to find Teresa. They spent the day combing through the woods and other parts of the city for any indication that she’s still alive.
We’re actually checking a lot of the abandoned houses that’s in Aberdeen and a lot of the dilapidated structures that are still standing that has a lot of debris growing around them so we’re checking the whole city just to see if this young lady is tied up and being held against her own,” said Chief Randle.
Lillie’s praying for the best and asking everyone to help bring her daughter home.
“I miss my baby. I miss her so much. I just want her back. Whoever’s out there please bring her back,” said Lillie.
The last incident between Teresa and her ex-boyfriend happened around a year ago. The boyfriend was arrested and charged with kidnapping, but when they went to court, Teresa dismissed the charges.
Police plan on continuing their search for the next 48 hours.
If you have any information on the investigation into Teresa Ewing’s disappearance, please call Aberdeen Police Department.