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Police search for Raleigh woman missing since 2008

Posted March 24, 2010

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— Raleigh Police are searching for a 44-year-old woman last seen in November 2008.

Taveta Michelle Hobbs, 44, worked in Cary. Her last known address was 5809 Edgebury Road in Raleigh.

Hobbs’ estranged husband told police that she suddenly went to California. Investigators checked her credit record and found no activity since her disappearance.

A missing-person investigation was opened last month when authorities said an out-of-state family member with whom Hobbs had infrequent contact asked for law enforcement for help in contacting her.

Hobbs is described as a black woman, 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who knows Hobbs, is aware of her current location or believes they may have seen her since November 2008 is asked to contact the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-3555.


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  • didisaythat Mar 25, 2010

    Yes the smart ones are out today. Complaining because the police did not use their ESP skills to know she was missing in 2008 when she wasn't reported missing until last month. Are we going to get the people now saying, why is the police taking so long they have known for a month she is missing.

  • sweet4you Mar 25, 2010

    Hubby is suspect. what a joke, gone since 2008? give me a break police need to put pressure on the husband.

  • wcnc Mar 25, 2010

    No matter what you arm chair detectives think, this isn't a mistake on the part of the police. It seems, from this incomplete reporting, that police didn't talk to her husband until the missing persons report was filed. Police can't exactly investigate a missing person until a report has been filed and obviously the husband didn't file one. So either she doesn't want to be found or she's dead.

  • darlenerivera2000 Mar 25, 2010

    Gosh thats so sad, the husband did something to her.

  • lisa4 Mar 25, 2010

    I agree with Joani P - what took so long? This is really sad that she has been missing since Nov. 2008 & no one has been looking for her. I pray to God that she is found safe.

  • hiyadun Mar 24, 2010

    WOW-missing since 2008-that is sad

  • m4ncsu Mar 24, 2010

    Hope I never go missing with that kind of response time. Geez

  • Newman Mar 24, 2010

    How much do investigators make - I may have to change professions. Quiz time - Husband -Wife gone to Cali. Police - no activity on credit record since reported missing. Answer?

  • meh2 Mar 24, 2010

    Yeah, moved to California, that's the ticket. With luck, the detectives will be smarter than her husband.

  • Joani P. Mar 24, 2010

    What took so long for someone to notice this woman gone! Hope she is found but, doesn't sound like a happy ending. Doesn't she have family?