'Where is the mysterious woman in black?'

'Where is the mysterious woman in black?'

Photo from the Facebook group: 'Where is the Mysterious Woman in Black?"

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by Jessica Durando, USA TODAY Network

USA Today

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 29 at 3:30 PM

Ciera Roy, 22, of West Virginia spotted the infamous 'woman in black' Tuesday as she walked along Route 50.

"I just want to wish her luck on her journey," Roy said.

And she's not the only one.

A Facebook page dedicated to following this woman's about 500-mile trek was created this month, asking the question, "Where is the mysterious woman in black?"

The woman's been spotted in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, according to the social media page, which has 30,691 likes.

"If you meet this woman, please, offer her a drink, a meal, whatever it may be you feel she needs. Be hospitable. Be kind," said a post July 23 on the group's page.

Roy agrees with that sentiment. "She's really strong. I would never be able to walk as far as she has," she added. "I'm excited to see what he destination is. I just want to make sure she gets to where she's going with no problem."

Raymond Poles told Reuters that he was the woman's brother and said she was a U.S. Army veteran, mother of two children and widow. She had been getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals, the brother said, according to Reuters.

The woman was identified as Elizabeth Poles, 56, of Motts, Ala., in June, according to News 5 WCYB. Tennessee's Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Lt. Andy Seabolt told the station the woman claimed to be on a Bible mission.

"She said she was from an Islamic nation and worked at the Pentagon," the station reports. Investigators determined those statements were not factual.

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