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Scotland Neck teen remains missing

Posted March 25, 2010

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— Authorities continued their search Thursday for a Scotland Neck teen missing for more than a month.

Halifax deputies, Scotland Neck Police and State Bureau of Investigation Agents have been searching along Cemetery Road.

Floyd Walden, a volunteer assisting the search team, said they were looking for any clues that will lead them to 18-year-old Jalesa Reynolds.

Reynolds, 18, was last seen at the Scotland Neck Memorial Library around 11 a.m. on Feb. 22.

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Investigators said they have since traced Jalesa Reynolds' Internet activity to Cemetery Road. They think she went there after going to the library.

Neighbors in the area said investigators have searched in the woods and around ponds and swampy areas.

Authorities have not released much information about the investigation, citing a gag order.

Scotland Neck Police Chief Joe Williams has said the public is not in danger.

Reynolds is described as black, 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. She has a medium complexion and short, black hair. She was last seen wearing tan pants, a pink shirt and a denim jacket with a flower design on the back.

Anyone with information about Reynolds’ whereabouts is asked to contact Scotland Neck police at 252-826-4111.

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  • wildcat Mar 26, 2010

    By this time I don't beleive this young lady is still alive. But I do hope they find her and who killed her.

  • apexgirl11 Mar 26, 2010

    When I glanced at that headline and saw "Scotland Neck teen remains...", I first thought they found her body!!! Maybe they should use the word "STILL" instead of "REMAINS" in the headline...

    Hope she's found safe...

  • wakemom Mar 26, 2010

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    I've seen this before, and Scotland Neck is less than 40 miles from the serial killings in Rocky Mount. I couldn't believe it took them so long to report her missing, given that. Wouldn't be the first time a serial killer took an opportunity outside his normal MO.

    I just hope I'm wrong.
    babbleon

    actually they reported her missing like a day or two later. they just havent been reporting it much. hope all turns out well!

  • Jack Flash Mar 26, 2010

    She was reported missing before. I remember it. There are 4 "related stories" linked under her picture with this story, though the most recent is now 3 weeks old.

    She's 18, so technically she could have moved away w/o telling anyone if she wanted. Perhaps that has caused attention around her disappearance to be less than we would receive if she were a little kid.

    babbleon, 40 miles is 40 miles and other than her ethnicity, she doesn't really fit the profile of the Rocky Mt victims. That's a lot of dots that would need connecting for your suspicion to be particularly plausible.

  • babbleon Mar 26, 2010

    I've seen this before, and Scotland Neck is less than 40 miles from the serial killings in Rocky Mount. I couldn't believe it took them so long to report her missing, given that. Wouldn't be the first time a serial killer took an opportunity outside his normal MO.

    I just hope I'm wrong.

  • djcgriffin Mar 26, 2010

    PepperPoo - they talked about it briefly on the news. Not much coverage or attention paid to her though.

    I'm praying that she's found safely. :-/

  • PepperPoo Mar 26, 2010

    remains missing? this is my first time hearing that she was missing.