Gulf County Sheriff searching for missing woman

UPDATE: Hoefker was located in Bay County on Dec. 21.


The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in their search for a missing Highland View woman.

Anna Margaret Hoefker, 44, was last seen at 2:22 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at her residence in the 500 block of Dolphin Street in Highland View. She is believed to be driving a beige 2011 Buick Lucerne 4-door and may possibly be in the Bay County area.

Hoefker is aproximately 5’08” and 150 pounds according to a release from GCSO. She has blond hair and was last seen wearing gray clothing.

If you have any information on Hoefker’s whereabouts, you are asked to call GCSO at 850-227-1115 (option 4) or your local law enforcement agency.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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