Two missing person cases need your help

James Lee Frazier (Source: Montgomery Police Department)
James Lee Frazier (Source: Montgomery Police Department)
Debra West Schierling (Source: Lee Co. Sheriff's Office)
Debra West Schierling (Source: Lee Co. Sheriff's Office)

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

(WSFA) - There are currently two independent missing persons alerts active this Wednesday afternoon in the WSFA 12 News viewing area. One is in Montgomery County, while the other is in Lee County.


The Montgomery Police Department is asking for help in finding Mr. James Lee Frazier, 82, last seen on September 4, 2009. Mr. Frazier left the Raven Hotel in Tampa, Florida and arrived in Montgomery to visit family three days later.

Family members say he called them from the Montgomery Greyhound bus station, but they have never been able to locate him.

The missing man suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and family members are worried about his welfare. Authorities are asking you to call the Montgomery Police Department at 241-2651 or Secret Witness at 262-4000.


The Lee County Crime Stoppers program says it's offering a reward for any information leading to the location of Debra West Schierling, 57, of Smiths Station.

Schierling was reported missing September 9 by a concerned neighbor. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says Schierling was last seen that Wednesday morning wandering through the neighborhood near her home off Lee Road 447.

The missing woman's family says she has a history of substance abuse and has been hallucinating.

She is 5'3" tall, weighs approximately 110 lbs and has blond hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red nightgown-type shirt.

If you have any information that may help authorities locate Debra West Schierling, please call the Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-522-7847.

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