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Two years later, a new search for Scotland Neck teen

Posted October 18, 2012
Updated October 19, 2012

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— More than two years after 18-year-old Jalesa Reynolds disappeared after leaving the Halifax County Memorial Library, local law enforcement agents, volunteers and representatives of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are retracing her steps.

Reynolds was last seen using a public computer at the library on Feb. 22, 2010, and investigators believe that, based on her computer activity, she might have gone to a home on Cemetery Road.

Search teams employed a grid method Wednesday and Thursday and will be in the area around Cemetery Road again Friday, Scotland Neck Police Chief Joe Williams said Thursday.

Williams has said authorities suspect foul play in Reynolds' disappearance, but beyond that, details have been scarce.

Williams said it the renewed search would cover ground already searched, and that it was planned and not spurred by any new tips or information.

The governor’s office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the case, and Williams urged anyone with information they might have to come forward.

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  • superman Oct 19, 2012

    Two years later! How can they possibly think they going to find any clues? I cant find things I lose in my yard the next day and it is not a public place.

  • atheistswillserveinhell Oct 19, 2012

    hopefully they can bring her home

  • JAT Oct 19, 2012

    the news last night said she logged onto a computer from the home of a registered sex offender about 30 minutes after she left the library. what did that guy have to say?

  • cs115 Oct 18, 2012

    Wral has it wrong based on her birthday and the date she went missing, she would have been 17 years old when she disappeared. I hope they can get some clues as to her whereabouts this time.

  • Uhavenoclu Oct 18, 2012

    More than two years after 18-year-old Jalesa Reynolds walked out of the Halifax County Memorial Library, local law enforcement agents, volunteers and representatives of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were retracing her steps.

    She was 18...an ADULT NOT A CHILD....She walked out so why would the exploited children dept get involved?Did she know who ..2 reasons why someone isn't found after 2 years 1---the Do Not want to be found....2---They cannot be found.
    She walked out freely,if she was seen walking out she was seen outside .

  • justafella Oct 18, 2012

    I hope they find her so the family may start to have some bit of closure.