Wanted Gwinnett caregiver suspected in 2nd woman’s disappearance, police say

Kishia Mitchell (left) is wanted in connection with the disappearance of Linda Williams (center) and Linda Kimble.

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Kishia Mitchell (left) is wanted in connection with the disappearance of Linda Williams (center) and Linda Kimble.

A Gwinnett County caregiver wanted in connection with the disappearance of a 59-year-old woman is now suspected in a second missing person case, Gwinnett police said Monday.

Kishia Mitchell has been wanted since October, when the daughter of Linda Kimble reported her mother missing. Kimble was placed into Mitchell’s care after she was discharged from Eastside Emory Hospital in August, according to a report filed by Gwinnett police.

Her daughter told police that was the last time she saw her mother.

After a series of back-and-forth communications between Mitchell and Kimble’s daughter, the frustrated woman reported Mitchell to police. An investigator got involved and discovered that Mitchell’s employer, Auxilum Care Inc., had been permanently closed.

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Neither Mitchell nor Kimble has been seen since.

A new investigation involving Mitchell was opened earlier this month when another concerned woman came forward.

The daughter of Linda Williams contacted police Feb. 12 for help to locate her 67-year-old mother, who was formerly in Mitchell’s care. The woman was told that Williams was transferred to Adult Protective Services, but when she contacted that agency, there was no record of her mother in the system, according to police.

Williams has been missing since December.

“Both women are listed as missing on Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC),” Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said in a news release. “It is imperative that Linda Williams and Linda Kimble are located so we can make sure their physical and medical needs are being met.”

While Pihera said Mitchell has been tied to the missing persons cases, she is facing charges related to the operation of a personal care home.

On Oct. 11, a former patient of Mitchell’s contacted police and told them he had not seen Mitchell for two days. The 26-year-old man took police back to his home, where he lived with nine other adults with varying levels of special needs.

“There was no caretaker present, and officers learned that the residents had not eaten or had access to medications in several days,” Pihera said at the time.

Mitchell is facing two counts of exploitation of a disabled or elder person and two counts of unlicensed personal care home, according to police. She also has an active warrant for a probation violation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mitchell, Williams or Kimble is asked to contact detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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