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Family believes missing woman is being held against her will

Posted May 23, 2008

— A Halifax County woman is missing and is possibly being held against her will, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Cathy Denise Carter, 35, left home on May 1 and stopped reporting to her workplace, where her mother and sister also work, officials said.

They said Carter was with believed to be with Grady Jefferson Jr. 40, and they are supposed to be driving a van that is green on the top section and gold below.

Police said Jefferson is believed to be Carter's boyfriend. He is a registered sex offender.

Family members told authorities they are worried about Carter's safety and that they believe she is being held against her will.

Carter is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.


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  • prayin4tr May 23, 2008

    My grandmom lived next door to her family when I was little. we all grew up together. Cathy is a wonderful person inside and out and so is her entire family.. Im praying she's found safe.

  • djcnty8 May 23, 2008

    Another article full of useful information. How may green vans are there out there in the world?

    I pray that they find this woman safe.

  • bdaniels May 23, 2008

    I am praying for her safety and we hope that anyone out there that may see her will open their mouth atleast to say that they have seen her with him.

  • Adelinthe May 23, 2008

    Mike D - Shameful post!!! GROW UP!!!

    Praying for the woman's safety and for God to comfort her loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • TStills May 23, 2008

    The family of the girl that is missing? My heart goes out to them and I pray she is returned safely. I didn't say anything derogatory towards them??

  • survivor May 23, 2008

    Mike D you are so wrong to post a sarcastic comment, put yourself in the family's place

  • TStills May 23, 2008

    Well, at least Grady looks like a wholesome, God-fearing individual...