Allison Whiddon: Local woman missing without a trace

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Three months have passed since local 44 year old Allison Whiddon disappeared without a trace. The Bay County Sheriff's Office and her family says she seems to have vanished into thin air.

"It's like a hole opened up and sucked my sister in while she was standing there," said Allison's brother, Reggie Whiddon.

The last time anyone heard from the local accountant and Laguna Beach resident was April 19th. After weeks of not hearing from her, friends went to the sheriff's office to report her missing.

"From talking to her family members, this seems every out of character for her," said Corporal Rhinehart, who's investigating the case.

Friends say she was living with her boyfriend but that the relationship was coming to an end. Allison's now ex-boyfriend informed the sheriff's office he's hired a lawyer. Although as of now they have not named him as a suspect.

Whiddon left behind her cat, her dog and her treasured golf clubs. She also had a bonus check from her employer she never picked up. According to Allison's brother Reggie, she had plans to use the money from her bonus check to come visit him in Alabama for her birthday. It's a trip she never made.

And the strangeness of the case doesn't stop there. Allison's gold Ford Ranger ended up abandoned in a parking lot near "The Beach House" on Front Beach Road, a place her friends and family say she would never visit.

"When the police officer told me where her truck had been towed from a bar, I knew that that she didn't put her truck there," said Peggy Lynn Miller, a friend of Allison's. "She didn't go to bars and she would never be without her vehicle. That was like her freedom."

Family and friends say Allison was a shinning light who brought joy to all who knew her.

"She would do anything for anybody. She was just really was, is really a good person," said Miller.

"She made me laugh in a way that I'll never laugh again. She was a treasure to all of us. I miss you Allison, I do," Reggie said.

Most of Allison's family still lives in Alabama. However, they say they come down here as much as they can to help look for her.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call CrimeStoppers.