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Fort Bragg solider goes missing - again

Posted March 5, 2014

Moore County deputies are looking for a Fort Bragg soldier reported missing by a family member.

— A Fort Bragg soldier reported missing last month - but found safe - is again, missing.

This time, he's also listed as AWOL from the U.S. Army.

Josiah Paul Simpson, 23, was reported missing by a family member on March 3. His last known location was at the Holiday Inn Express, 1706 Skibo Rd., on March 1.

Simpson was last known to be operating a dark gray 2011 Dodge Charger with North Carolina tags ACZ-4056.

He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 144 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Simpson was found safe after he was reported missing in Moore County by a family member in February. He told authorities he was unaware that he was reported missing, was in Fayetteville and in good health.

Anyone with information regarding Simpson's current whereabouts is asked to contact Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856.

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  • dwr1964 Mar 6, 2014

    So was he charged with anything the first time he "went missing"? Apparently, this kid doesn't want to stay in the Army.