Search Continues For Missing Edwards Lady

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
Echo Michelle Lloyd, 47, of Edwards, is missing. Her daughter, Kelsey Michelle Smith, of Kansas City, posted a plea on Facebook on May 23 as follows.
“I need your help! Please! My mom Echo White Lloyd is missing from Edwards, MO. Last heard from by family or friends was on Mother’s Day. If you see my mom, know of her whereabouts, saw her out somewhere, with someone, Anything. Please contact me or the Benton County Sheriff’s Department. We are desperate. It’s been 13 days. I am dying inside. I just want my mama! Any info or help please contact the sheriff’s department. Thank you – all my love and gratitude.”
Although there have plenty of “shares” of this post on Facebook, Lloyd has not been located. There are posters up in the local area and Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox was contacted on May 25 to ascertain if there were any updates on the case. He respond as follows.
“There is not much to tell. She has vanished without a trace. We are still working it as a missing person due to the lack of evidence. I brought in the state investigators to start helping us. We have interviewed everyone we can find and searched the woods, even used the new UAV (Unmanned aerial vehicle) to fly the creek banks.”
Posters can be seen throughout the area with a photo of Lloyd and personal statistics. She is a white female with brown hair and eyes. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs between 100 and 110 pounds.  Posters provide phone numbers and emails to contact for anyone who has information regarding this missing person. Call the Benton County’s Sheriff’s Office at 660-438-6135, The Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 573-526-6178, or email: with information that could be used to help find Ms. Lloyd.