The six month anniversary of the disappearance of Kristi Cornwell is today, February 11.  Kristi was last heard from at approximately 9:00 pm on August 11 while walking on Jones Creek Road in Blairsville, Georgia. 

In December, a sketch and vehicle description was released of a man involved in an incident in Ranger, North Carolina (Cherokee County) where a woman was attacked by a man driving a late model Nissan Xterra. Investigators believe that the Ranger incident and Kristi's disappearance could be related.

In January, the Cherokee County, NC Sheriff's Office and the Union County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous letter from a woman who said the sketch of the Ranger suspect looked like her grandson and that the grandson drove a Nissan Xterra. The letter writer indicated her grandson was in that area of western North Carolina during the time of both incidents.

The Union County Sheriff's Office, The Cherokee County, N. C. Sheriff's Office and the GBI are pursuing the possible connection of these cases.  

A video of Jo Ann Cornwell, Mother of Kristi, pleading for the letter writer to come forward is attached and has been posted on You Tube.  The video or the You Tube link will be posted on the web sites of the Cherokee County, N. C. Sheriff's and the GBI's web site.  All agencies are hoping that the letter writer will come forward so investigators can move forward to either prove or disprove the connection of the grandson to Kristi's disappearance and/or to the assault in Ranger.

The letter is considered evidence at this time and will not be released due to the investigative value.  

Anyone with any possible information on the letter writer or the grandson is asked to contact the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), the Union County Sheriff's Office at 706-439-6080 or the Cherokee County, North Carolina Sheriff's Office at 828-835-4152.

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