UGA Student Cayle Bywater Still Missing
Posted by KindraLore on January 3, 2008
Update 1/12/08 12:28PM
A sad ending to this story. The body of Cayle Bywater has been found in a murky pond in the park where she was last spotted.
My thoughts and prayers are with Cayle’s family and friends.
Update 1/7/08 7:43PM
Go to Cayle’s website and see the latest news. Looks like someone actually captured her in a random picture taken the day she disappeared.
Update 1/6/08 9:08PM
There is a new website devoted to finding Cayle Bywater. Please go here.
Update 1/5/08 4:12PM
Update 1/4/08 10:39AM
A search for Cayle Bywater yesterday turned up no clues as to where the young UGA student may be. Volunteers and rescue workers spent hours searching sections of south Athens yesterday as well as the 90-acre Gran Ellen Drive park due to the fact someone called a tip in stating they had spotted Cayle on Saturday in the park and she seemed disoriented.
No organized searches were scheduled for today although rescue workers may dredge a pond in Memorial Park and are arranging for search dogs to be brought in.
Police believe Cayle may have stopped taking her medication and her sister, Tiffiny Cohen thinks that Cayle’s dog may have gotten loose and Cayle could have went after the dog and became injured.
Saturday, December 29th was the last time anyone saw 29-year-old UGA Student Cayle Bywater. A neighbor saw her outside her home at 2004 South Milledge Ave. Between that time and the following day, Cayle disappeared.
A friend and co-worker became concerned when she went to the house and found Cayle’s cell phone and purse atop her car which was parked in her driveway. Cayle’s basement door was wide open and her dog was running lose.
The strange part is that authorities have stated that they do not believe foul play was involved, siting that Cayle suffers from bipolar disorder and may have wondered off. Uh, ok. I have a sister that is bipolar. The disorder certainly doesn’t make you just leave your house wide open, your dog running the neighborhood and your purse atop your car so that you can walk off into oblivion. That topped with the fact that its been five days with no eye witness reports or sightings of Cayle is definitely cause for concern.
“I’m very concerned, and I just don’t know what to say except we are really worried about her,” said Katie Sims, a friend of Cayles who works with her at Aromas wine bar in Five Points.
Cayle Bywater is described as a white female, 5’3” tall, 113 pounds, with curly brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Cayle Bywater should call:
* The Athens-Clarke County Police Department at 706-613-3330,
* Central Communications at 706-613-3345, or
* Detective Dustin Smith at 706-613-3888, extension 795.