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Foul play possible in Fayetteville woman's disappearance

Posted July 12, 2011

— Fayetteville police are investigating whether a missing 24-year-old woman was the victim of foul play.

Erica Cherie Gainey was last seen on June 28 around 2:30 a.m. leaving her home in a white 2003 Hyundai Elantra with an acquaintance. Police identified the acquaintance Tuesday as Terry Dale Robinson, who has known Gainey for several years. 

Police said that about seven hours after Gainey was last seen, Robinson was spotted at a store in Harrells purchasing bleach and moth balls. He was driving Gainey's Elantra, police said.

Gainey is black, with black hair and brown eyes. She is described as 5-foot-6 and about 135 pounds. 

Anyone with information on Gainey's whereabouts or the circumstances surrounding her disappearance is asked to call detectives at 910-549-7329 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). 


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  • LoveBeingAMommy Jul 12, 2011

    A previous article that was before her disappearance showed that the two were arrested with 2 others and then 1 to 2 days later the girl is missing and he driving her car. Hope they find her and she safe. Praying for her and her family, for her to be reported immediately before 24 hours gone shows that she is loved and missed.

  • hunter38 Jul 12, 2011

    Hmmmmmmm bleach and odor covering materials...hmmmm maybe just maybe foul play????

  • wildcat Jul 12, 2011

    may she be found alive.

  • The7thSeal Jul 12, 2011

    doesn't sound to good....

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 12, 2011

    Sounds like they have their suspect, just need to track his movement in that time period.