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Halifax County girl, 16, reported missing

Posted August 21, 2008

— Halifax County deputies are searching for a missing 16-year-old girl who was last seen in the front yard of her house.

Authorities said they are following several leads and believe Jamela Monet Bryant might be in the Oak City or Rocky Mount area.

Officials declined to say why they think she's missing or whether they think she's in danger.

Sheriff’s officials received a call at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday that Jamela was missing. She was last seen at 23810 Highway 125 in Scotland Neck, where she lives.

Her identification was left at her house, along with her purse, authorities said.

Jamela was last seen wearing a zip-up burgundy hoodie with a burgundy T-shirt, blue jeans and white-and-blue tennis shoes.

She has medium brown skin and is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Anyone with information about Jamela’s whereabouts is asked to call the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at 252-583-8201 or  252-583-1991 or the Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.


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  • Timbo Aug 21, 2008

    Why isn't there an amber alert?

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Aug 21, 2008

    WRAL sometimes you really make me sick. This girl is missing and the story is not front page, yet the dumb cop that hit his dog has been there all day. Priorities much?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Aug 21, 2008

    Just because she left her personal affects behind can still mean she chose to run away. Think like a young person who don't care. If that's not it, then maybe she was kidnapped. By now she has to know her family is worried for her safety. She should call home IF she can.

  • Adelinthe Aug 21, 2008

    Awww, praying for her and her loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • EdTeach Aug 21, 2008

    Doc Data- that was my first thought too, but the paragraph about her purse and ID being left behind made me doubt that was the case.
    In any case, God bless... I hope she's okay and makes it home safely and soon.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Aug 21, 2008

    Sounds like she ran away. Parents and family need to talk more to the police.

  • familyfour Aug 21, 2008

    Why isn't there an amber alert out for her? Or did I miss it?

  • NCMOMof3 Aug 21, 2008


    Those on golo do think this beautiful young lady is important,,,

  • wonderwoman 65 Aug 21, 2008

    I hope she is found safe and sound with friends

  • uncalumni02 Aug 21, 2008

    Praying for a safe return!