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Missing Persons

Thursday’s FBI Missing Persons Brief: September 19, 2019

The FBI and local law enforcement seek the public’s assistance in locating the following victims who have been kidnapped or have been reported missing.

If you or anyone you know has any information concerning these missing persons, please contact the FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Abby Patterson
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Abby Lynn Patterson: Lumberton, North Carolina – September 5, 2017

Physical Description: Abby has brown hair and brown eyes and is approximately 5’7″. She is a white female weighing 140 lbs and was born on February 15, 1997. Distinguishable features include a tattoo of a bird on one of her shoulders and a birthmark on the back of her right thigh.

Whereabouts: The last time Patterson was seen, she was wearing a white shirt with brown shorts. She was last seen on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at approximately 11:30 in the morning. She was getting into a brown Buick outside her home on East 9th Street in Lumberton, North Carolina.

Contact: According to the FBI, “the Charlotte Division of the FBI and the Lumberton Police Department in North Carolina are seeking assistance from the public to locate Abby Lynn Patterson.”

  • FBI’s Charlotte Field Office: 704-672-6100
  • Lumberton Police Department: 910-671-3845
Shanna Peoples

Shanna Peoples: Geneva, Alabama – September 8th, 2011

Physical Description: Shanna has brown hair and brown eyes and stands at 6’0″. She is a white female weighing approximately 120 lbs at the time of her appearance. She was born on November 22, 1991. Distinguishable features include a birthmark on the inside of her leg above the knee.

Important Notation: Shanna has been diagnosed as mentally challenged and operates at the maturity level of a 13-year-old girl. She also requires prescription medication for her very severe bipolar disorder.

Whereabouts: Peoples was last seen just over 8 years ago on September 8, 2011, when she was 19-years-old. Her residence in Geneva, Alabama is two blocks from her parents’ home where she would walk or bike between locations as part of her daily routine.

When Shanna was reported missing, her front door was left open and her TV still on. Those that were close to Shanna emphasized that she stuck to a routine that included making sure the TV was off and the door was locked when she wasn’t at home. Her cell phone was uncharacteristically turned off around 4 pm on the same day she went missing.

Contact: No known local authorities are working in collaboration with the FBI according to their website. However, please contact the FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also contact your local FBI office.

Dan Perez

Dan Perez

As a veteran beat reporter, Dan Perez has seen it all. The creativity (and sometimes stupidity) of criminals knows no bounds—and that’s why it’s so important to keep an eye on crime in your hometown.

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