Sumter County deputies searching for woman missing since last year


A 37-year-old woman who was last seen more than a year ago remains at large, and Sumter authorities are still hoping to find her.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in locating Julia Ann Bean. She was last seen in the Red Bay Road area on May 31, 2017 and was reported missing on Nov. 18, 2017, according to the agency.

She has three tattoos on her body: a tribal design on her lower back; the name Scott on her left hip; and eight small paw prints on her right hip.

She is described as 5 feet 6 inches, weighing 110-120 pounds and as having light brown hair and green eyes.

Family members have said she may have left on foot in the area. She does not have a cellphone and is not on any medication.

Anyone with information is asked to call (803) 436-2000. Anonymous tips can be left with CrimeStoppers at (803) 436-2718. The Namus case No. is MP50912.