8/31/16 – Authorities are searching for missing Linda Gail Wilhite 67, from Lubbock, Texas since August 18 when she was reported missing by family that has been unable to make contact with Linda since August 16. The Lubbock Fire Dept. did a welfare check on her and found blood inside the home located on the 6100 block of 28th Street.
“[The officer] entered a bedroom and observed a light switch near a closet with a bloody finger print on it. The closet door was closed. He also observed blood on the closet door. He observed a faint bloody trail leading to the interior of the closet,” the warrant said, reports Big County. “The towels appeared to have dried blood on them. The amount of blood in the closet led [the officer] to believe someone had been severely injured. [The officer] located what appeared to be blood in other parts of the residence.”
Wilhite’s car, a tan 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, that was normally driven by her son, Kody Climer, 45, was found on August 19 in the area of 81st Street and Cedar Avenue.
Climer was arrested on an unrelated charge on August 19 on a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault by threat with a deadly weapon, when he slashed the tires of his girlfriends car at the 7-11 on the 5800 block of 34th Street on Aug. 14. Lubbock police Lt. Ray Mendoza said no evidence has been found linking him or anyone else to Wilhite’s disappearance.
Police asked anyone with information to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000, and in particular anyone who may have seen Wilhite or her vehicle any time between Aug. 15 and 18.