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Family Hopes For Clues In Case Of Missing Kinston Woman And Granddaughter

Posted December 22, 2004

— It's been more than two weeks since Kinston woman and her granddaughter disappeared while driving to Virginia to visit family.

After searching roadways and waterways in Lenoir and Craven counties, investigators say they've exhausted all tips.

Now, the family is now pleading for more help from the public.

The search all started when a cell phone call led police to the water, but weeks of searching did not lead to Gail Haddock-Dail or her granddaughter Heather Roberts.

"I just hope they're found one way or the other," said Sissy Grubb, Haddock-Dail's daughter. "Everyone keeps telling me to keep my hopes up that they'll be found OK, but I'm realistic in thinking they probably won't."

Haddock-Dail was supposed to spend Christmas with her newest grandchildren, Grubb's twins.

"They make me smile and sad at the same time because it doesn't look like she's going to be here to help raise them and watch them grow up," Grubb said.

Haddock-Dail's estranged husband says he got a frantic call from her saying her car was in the water and she and Robert were drowning.

Investigators traced that call to two cell phone towers in Kinston.

They've searched water near roadways in Lenoir and Craven County.

Grubb says the two had no enemies.

She also says Haddock-Dail wouldn't leave on her own without telling her family.

Investigators say for now there are no active searches for Haddock-Dail and her granddaughter. But they say they are still following up on many leads and they will search a new area if they get a tip.

"We just need help anybody who knows anything," Grubb said.

Grubb says until they know what happened, they can't begin to heal.

Fire Destroyed Gail Haddock Dail's home in November.

The cause is still under investigation and police say they're not sure if the two cases are related.

Haddock Dail was last seen driving a blue Dodge Caravan with license plate GAIL- RN.

If you have any information call police.

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