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Police Seek Information in Fayetteville Woman's Disappearance

Posted November 27, 2006
Updated November 28, 2006

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— Fayetteville police are investigating the disappearance of a Fayetteville woman who was reported missing last week.

Alfreda Scott Jones, 45, of 1470-B Distinct Circle, was reported missing on Nov. 23 when her twin sister, Olivia Scott, stopped by her home for a visit. Authorities said there were obvious signs of a struggle and a physical assault.

Scott said that when she arrived at her sister's apartment at about 8:30 p.m., nobody answered the door. She said she found the patio door unlocked, furniture in disarray and a glass coffee table shattered.

"And once I went back to the bedroom, that's when I saw two pools of blood that were still fresh," Scott said. "I didn't put my finger in it, but I can tell fresh blood when I see fresh blood."

Scott said she then went to a neighbor's and called police. Investigators said they do not have any suspects or possible motive for Jones's disappearance.

Neighbors said they had noticed nothing unusual.

"There was never any kind of racket downstairs, you know," said Dwayne Whitehead, who lives above Jones. "Nothing the police would have been involved in before. All of a sudden, they come to her house, and she's missing."

Neighbors said Jones is a full-time student. Scott said Jones is on disability, does not work and does not have a car. She said her sister would often get rides home from different people.

Scott said Jones has been married, but has no children and lives alone. She moved to Fayetteville last year from Denver, Colo.

Jones has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands about 5 feet 1 inches. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact police at 910-433-1856 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-8477.
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