November 06, 2007

Authorities are searching for a 49-year-old woman who went missing this afternoon.

Shelly Diamond, who lives in the 6500 block of 15th Street East, is about 5'2" and weighs about 160 pounds.

Diamond was behind on her rent and the manager went to check on her. He found her vehicle with a vacuum cleaner hose attached to the exhaust. The door to her residence was also unlocked. He found an envelope with her will written in it.

Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies searched the area and checked with area hospitals unable to find Diamond.

Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at 747-3011 or call Crimestoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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