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Missing woman may still be in area

A 19-year-old Conyers woman reported as missing on March 5 may not be in danger and may still be in the local Rockdale –Newton area, investigators believe.

Savannah Catherine Gattis, 19, was originally reported as missing on March 5. Her parents told Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office investigators that Gattis had a “mindset of a child” and was easily influenced by others. She was still enrolled in Heritage High School under a special education program and technically under the custody of her adoptive parents. She reportedly has multiple diagnosed disorders, but many of those are diagnoses such as ADHD. Her friends described her to investigators as a normal functioning adult

Initially, investigators believed Gattis may have been headed out of state with an unknown male who allegedly offered a modeling opportunity.

However, after tracking down leads, investigators believe the 19-year-old may still be in the Conyers-Covington area. 

According to RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp, Gattis was spotted by classmates over the weekend at a Conyers eatery.

“We believe she’s cut and colored her hair. We think she’s been staying with family and friends in the Conyers and Covington area. We think she’s left on her own will and not coerced,” said Camp.

“We still need to make contact with her. Technically, she’s still listed as a missing and endangered adult. But we don’t really think she’s endangered at this point. It’s almost like a runaway juvenile, but she’s not a juvenile.”

“We do not believe she’s in any danger,” Camp reiterated.