More than two months after a Panguitch, Garfield County, woman mysteriously disappeared in southern Utah, law enforcement officers are stumped as to what may have happened to her. They haven't ruled out the possibility of foul play.
Beulah "Boots" Lyle, 53, was reported missing by her husband shortly after she was last seen at a service station in Moab Aug. 28. Her abandoned car was found in Richfield, and the search has been led by the Sevier County sheriff's office.Officers have sent fliers and news releases to newspapers in Utah and Colorado, but to no avail.
A dispatcher at the Garfield County sheriff's office said the missing woman's husband, Jim Lyle, reportedly has closed his business and left Panguitch.
Mrs. Lyle had visited her sister-in-law in Silverton, Colo. Investigation revealed that she stopped in Moab, and three hours later her vehicle was found abandoned in Richfield.
Officers are still asking the public to be on the lookout for the missing woman and to report any information to the Sevier County sheriff's office.
She is described as 5-feet-8-inches tall, about 190 pounds, with near-black hair and brown eyes. When last seen she was wearing black pants, a flowered blouse and black jacket.