JAMES ISLAND -- A van driven Sunday by a Mikell Drive woman was found Tuesday, a few blocks from her home, but the woman's whereabouts remained a mystery.

The gold Chrysler Town and Country van that 47-year-old Angela Trent reportedly left home in about 6 p.m. Sunday was located about 11 a.m. Tuesday near Stiles Point Elementary School. Charleston police, who sighted the unoccupied van behind several sheds, notified the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 11 a.m., sheriff's Maj. Jim Brady said.

The school is less than two blocks from Trent's home at 947 Mikell Drive. Brady said a search of the area turned up no sign of Trent.

"Investigators searched the area surrounding the school after discovery of the van, to no avail," Brady said. He added there was no danger to the school or students at Stiles Point.

Zack Trent, Angela Trent's son, said Tuesday afternoon the family remains hopeful she will be found soon and unharmed. He said he prefers not to discuss details of the case.

The family on Monday reported Angela Trent missing. Brady said the family advised investigators she had made threats to harm herself before departing in the van.

She has not been seen or heard from since, Brady said. He said foul play is not suspected.

Trent is described as a white female, 5 feet, 2 inches tall with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white shirt with green stripes, Brady said.

Anyone with information or knowledge of Trent's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.