New twist in missing woman case

ANNISTON, AL - The search for a missing woman from Talledega continues despite a surprising twist in the case.

Oxford Police say Candice Cooper Boley, 27, was last seen leaving her boyfriend's home in Oxford around 8 a.m. Dec. 31. She claimed to be headed to a home health job in Birmingham and said she planned to visit her mother in Pell City and pick up her children in Odenville. However, Boley never made it to either place and now investigators have discovered that she was never employed by Always There Home Health Care in Jefferson County, where she claimed to be going.

Boley was wearing scrubs when she left her boyfriend's home and had been telling family since November that she had been working for the home health care agency in Birmingham. Police say the company's records show that she once applied to work there, but never finished the application. They are following up on several leads around her apartment complex on Broadway Avenue in Talledega, but haven't been able to confirm that she's been back home since leaving Oxford New Year's Eve.

Oxford police say they have no plans to arrest her; they just want to find out if she's OK for her family's sake, including her three children.

"She's not wanted by this agency for anything, so if she's watching this, tonight, the biggest thing is we want her to get in touch with us at least so we can put her family at ease," said an officer with the Oxford Police Department.

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