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Missing Hope Mills child located

Posted August 20, 2009
Updated August 21, 2009

— A 5-year-old girl who was reported missing Thursday night was safe with one of her parents, police said Friday.

The child, whose name has not been released, was reported missing at about 8:15 p.m. from a Walmart, 3030 N. Main St., police said.

Police said they determined the matter involved a custody dispute between the girl's parents.


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  • ncsu91938 Aug 21, 2009

    I am glad the little girl was found safe.

  • NCStatePack Aug 21, 2009

    I'm going home to hope mills tonight, and I'll probably go by walmart at some point. I'd honestly love to keep my eyes peeled for this little girl if I had a picture of her.

  • Adelinthe Aug 21, 2009

    Missing from a Walmart and no Amber Alert has been issued???

    What are we not hearing???

    Praying for the child.

    God bless.


  • Myra Aug 21, 2009

    I'm with NCStatePack - out looking for a 5 year old girl.

    This is one "newspeak" that would better have gone unpublished. It's better to keep your mouth (and keyboard) shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

    Reminds me of the one shot story about a 3-yr old boy who was life flighted from Womaack Hospital (Fort Bragg) to UNC Chapel Hill where he died from injuries NOT consistent with a fall. No name. No arrest. No obituary. No memorial site. Nothing. Nada. Guess Roy T. Cooper is too busy trying to restore his image and resume` so he can attain a higher office and just doesn't have time to .. uhm... do his job.

    This story confirms my opinion that Children Have No Value in North Carolina. A State that gives "potential" child molestors (teachers, coaches) the right to take a child private and hit them. http://www.nospank.net
    Check it out. God have mercy!

  • boomylar Aug 21, 2009

    wow thanks for all the info...I'm sure I will be able to find her now! All serious-ness. I hope they find the kid safe and alive and well!

  • cth1 Aug 21, 2009

    Wow! Talk about missing details! It's really...really hard to look for a child that you know nothing about....except, they went missing from Wal-Mart. In my opinion....WRAL shouldn't of posted this story like it is.

  • poeticallycorrect-InvNo1 Aug 21, 2009

    Why are they not releasing the child's name? a photo? a description? This seems very idiotic to me. Can't find someone if nobody knows who they are supposed to be looking for.

  • suckafree23 Aug 21, 2009

    How do you find a child if you have no photo, or name, or discription? This story should not be reported about until further information can be released.

  • NCStatePack Aug 21, 2009

    I'll be sure to let Hope Mills' finest know if I see her around somewhere

  • rosefrear Aug 21, 2009

    How is this community or anyone for that matter going to be searching for a child who has no name or no picture and NO AMBER ALERT? This is a baby missing and non one can help because no info is not being released!