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Pregnant Woman Reported Missing in Chapel Hill

Posted August 21, 2007

— Chapel Hill police need the public's help finding a pregnant woman who has been missing for three weeks.

Authorities said Xinia Penley, 40, was last seen July 30. Police say the 5-foot-2-inch woman is seven to eight months pregnant.

Police said Penley had been living at Freedom House, a halfway house for recovering substance abuse patients. A case worker told police Penley recently informed her that she got an apartment in Chapel Hill.

When police talked to the staff at the apartment complex, the staff said she came by with a female friend, but they said she never filled out any application forms. Authorities have also talked with other apartment complex in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.

Authorities said it's too early in the investigation to suspect foul play.

Police said Penley is believed to be in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro or Chatham County areas. If you have any information about her whereabouts, you are asked to contact police at 919-968-2760.


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  • JennyT Aug 22, 2007

    She has been found and is okay, walked into Police Station today. They need to update this story.

  • renesbmw Aug 22, 2007

    obviously my typing skills are terrible at best today-where are my glasses? haha Also should be found, not fould-sorry, folks!

  • renesbmw Aug 22, 2007

    sorry-should be PikeMom

  • renesbmw Aug 22, 2007

    "Druggies being pregnant on taxpayers money.So sad!Worthless is what she is." PikeMon

    i am happy for you that you have been blessed to never have anyone in your family cursed with alcoholism or drugs, since you say this person is worthless. no one who has had to see a loved one crash and burn could have any kind of heart and feel they are worthless, even if nothing you try to do for them helps.

    i hope she is fould to be okay, and pray if she is on drugs, the baby can survive this. praying for all concerned.

  • Groovy Aug 22, 2007

    sounds like she's relapsed, God help the child.

  • PikeMom Aug 22, 2007

    Druggies being pregnant on taxpayers money.So sad!Worthless is what she is.

  • emory24 Aug 22, 2007

    She is probably back in the drug scene.....hopefully she does not harm the baby with her behavior........wow

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  • CG12 Aug 21, 2007

    Why did it take 3 weeks to get the word out on her being missing??

  • -info- Aug 21, 2007

    This girl is 40years old, to my knowledge she wasnt on house arrest and she is free to screw up her life pregnant or not unless ordered by court to be held...this is drug rehab not jail or prison...and to be blunt a 40 year old pregnant woman who is a drug abuser is not a new story just a different face and the police probably have been busy looking under her usual rocks, dives, friends, contacts, and fellow users..the apt was probably another scam to not address the real issue and a stipulation to beable to keep said child was cleaning up...go look in NB ICUs through out this entire country and most likely you can see a child like hers.....She had the responsibility to prevent this from ever getting to this point....about 8 months ago.