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Daughters plead for help finding missing Hope Mills mother

Posted December 9, 2011
Updated December 10, 2011

— The daughters of a missing Cumberland County woman are pleading with the public to help them find their mother, who was last seen Nov. 27.

Investigators on Sunday found an abandoned SUV belonging to Edwardyne "Dynee" Williams, 50, of Canady Pond Road in Hope Mills.

Her white Isuzu Rodeo was found along Chicken Foot Road in Cumberland County, about a mile or two from her home, a place her daughters say she would not have traveled. Her purse was found hanging on a nearby tree, and her house keys and cellphone were in the vehicle, according to her brother, Robert Kreel. The key to the Rodeo was missing.

"You don't think good thoughts when you hear that," said Williams' daughter, Ann Ellison, 22.

Williams' older daughter, Tabitha Jones, 24, said she knew something was wrong when she left her mother a message about her upcoming graduation and didn't hear back.

"Call, text, nothing. Her phone was off," she said.

Jones and Ellison say they rarely eat or sleep and refuse to stop searching for their mother. They are calling in reinforcements, including special search teams from Tennessee and Texas, which will bring dogs and fresh eyes to look for their mother, beginning Saturday.

Ann Ellison, 22, and Tabitha Jones, 24 Daughters plead for help finding missing mother

"You want to believe she is going to walk through that door," Jones said.

"(We're) looking for a needle in a haystack," Ellison added. "(We want) any kind of help. I want something done. I want my mother."

Williams' husband died Dec. 18, 2010, but family members say they hadn't noted any signs of depression in their mother in connection with the upcoming anniversary. The daughters suspect foul play in their mother's disappearance.

Williams is described as white, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 180 pounds. She has long, dark blond hair, hazel eyes and wears glasses. Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.


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