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Detectives searching for missing Fayetteville woman

Posted October 14, 2010

— Cumberland County detectives were searching Thursday for a 56-year-old Fayetteville woman who has been missing for nearly a month.

Wilma Edwards reportedly left her home at 178 Linwood Road on Sept. 19, according to Debbie Tanna, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. Relatives reported her missing on Oct. 7.

Witnesses said that Edwards' behavior wasn't unusual, and they expected her to return home, Tanna said. She added that her family is concerned for her safety.

Edwards is described as a black woman with a medium to dark complexion, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. She has gray hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and gold shirt, blue jeans, pink Croc shoes and a navy scarf worn as a turban.

Edwards is known to frequent the Murchison and the Shaw Road areas, Tanna said. She has some medical problems that require medications and might become combative without them.

Anyone with information about Edwards' whereabouts should call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • poea06 Oct 20, 2010

    I just saw your story on the six oclock news and it touched my heart. I cant imagine what you are going through. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers for your momas safe return home to you. May God be with you during this time to give you strength and help lead her home. Take care

  • kennyboo87 Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks to the ones who kept us in their prayer we really apprieciate it may god bless u.

  • kennyboo87 Oct 15, 2010

    Didn't you read the story that should have answer your question. And first of all u r on the outside looking in so u don't kno the whole story so until u kno the situation u need not comment. Now have a blessed day.

  • rayne0524 Oct 14, 2010

    Why did it take the family so long to report her missing? Why did it take another week for her dissapearence to be brought to the publics attention?

  • wildcat Oct 14, 2010

    I pray they find her asap.