Laurel police said yesterday a search for Stephanie Watson, 28, who has been missing for more than a week, has turned up few clues and no suspects.
Watson was reportedly last seen on the afternoon of July 22 by coworkers at the Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital when she picked up her paycheck. She failed to report later that night for work as an admitting clerk in the emergency room. It was to have been her last shift. On Monday, she was planning to move to Fort Worth, Tex., to begin a job in a hospital there.
Watson's blood-stained 1981 Chevette automobile was found Monday on Fourth Street in Laurel, leading police to believe foul play was involved in her disappearance.
Watson, who lived alone in a first-floor apartment at 304 Eighth St. since moving to Laurel in September 1981, is described as 5-feet-7, 125 pounds, and with shoulder-length light brown hair and blue eyes.
Her cousin, Chris Mabius, reported her missing to Laurel police after Watson failed to meet her at home in Harrisburg, Pa., on Friday morning. The two had made plans to drive to Ocean City for the weekend.
A search for Watson was suspended yesterday, but the investigation, which has involved every officer on the approximately 25-member Laurel police force, continues.