The husband of a Richmond Hill woman missing since Dec. 14 is reaching out for help from the public, saying there has been recent activity on her credit card in the Chatham County area.
Kimberly Brotherton, 48, has been missing from her Daniel Siding Loop Road home since Dec. 14. She was last seen leaving the residence in her 2016 white Ford Transit Van that day. The vehicle's license plate is RDG0078. There has been no activity on her Facebook page since Dec. 13.
Her husband, Bobby Brotherton, said he received notice by mail over the weekend that his wife's credit card was recently used in Chatham County. Without going into specifics, he said it was in the general vicinity bounded by I-95, I-516 and Highway 80.
Bobby Brotherton said he and his wife do not have a joint checking account, but he was notified Jan. 12 that he was listed as an "authorized user" on the credit card opened in his wife's name. He said the letter indicated $85 remained on an $11,000 credit limit.
Kimberly Brotherton was reported missing Jan. 10 by her roommate to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office. Bobby Brotherton, a Navy veteran and former Gulfstream employee, moved to his native Texas at the end of November to do construction work. He told deputies his wife has left before without telling anyone, but never for this long. The two were married in February 2016 and he added that Kimberly was due to join him in Texas in mid-December.
"It would just crush me if something happened to her," he told the Bryan County News in a telephone call Monday evening. "We've had our troubles, but I love her."
Bobby Brotherton said he plans on returning to Georgia soon to search for his wife.
"I've put some feelers out and have a general idea where she is and what is going on," he said. "What really worries me right now is if she is even still alive."
Bobby Brotherton also told deputies that the last known activity on Kimberly Brotherton’s cell phone was an outgoing call on Jan. 4. When deputies contacted the man at that number, he said he was not familiar with the woman or her phone number.
Deputies also checked with local hospitals and jails but did not find any further information about the woman. Investigator Mike Fordham with the sheriff’s office said law enforcement agencies in Chatham County communities that Kimberly Brotherton has been known to visit have been notified to be on the lookout for her.
The woman’s information has been entered in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Georgia Crime Information Center as a missing person.
Anyone with information about Brotherton’s whereabouts is asked to call Fordham at (912) 653-3867.
Bobby Brotherton said his wife, whom he has known since 2011, worked at local Waffle House restaurants and owns her own maid service. He asked anyone with information about her to call him at (817) 564-2705