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NC Wanted: Authorities search for missing Halifax County women

Posted January 1, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014

— Authorities continue to search for three missing Halifax County women years after they disappeared.

Amy Wells Bridgeman, 42, went missing in Weldon in June. Jalesa Reynolds, 18, was last seen at the Halifax Memorial Library in February 2010, and Shonda Stansbury, 24, disappeared from Roanoke Rapids in December 2006.

“Now with the winter, with trees dying (and) leaves falling, we can search better than we could before,” said search organizer Kim Wallace.

Among the searchers will be Bridgeman’s husband, James Bridgeman, who says he last saw his wife in the yard of a home on Elm Street.

“(I’m) just hoping that we find her somewhere alive,” he said. “It's six months. It's time for some answers.”

Bridgeman is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a white shirt with black stripes and white capri pants.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation into Bridgeman's disappearance. They have released very few details about the case, but will be participating in Saturday's search.

“(I’m) just concerned in my heart for the women,” Wallace said. “We do need closure. The family needs something.”

Anyone with information about the cases should call the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office 252-583-8201 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.


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  • SADIE_MAE'S_MOM Jan 6, 2014

    Postponed due to weather??? Really? Sat. was a beautiful day. What's the real reason authorities cancelled the search?? These families needs answers.

  • LordHelpUsAll Jan 2, 2014

    Must be some new info. The winter opportunities for searching have always been in place.

  • daisy Jan 2, 2014

    Justone, that's an odd comment. How about getting off your agenda and just wish the searchers and the families peace.

    I know the families have been looking for answers. I hope they find them.

  • doinbizzness Jan 2, 2014

    Sounds to me like there may be some new clues suggesting some sort of serial killer.

  • justmy2cntz Jan 2, 2014

    So, since 2006 or even 2010, the winter's haven't allowed them to perform a search until this year? And wouldn't leaves on the ground (from the dying trees) be more of a hindrance? (per the search organizer) Just sayin.....either way, hope they get closure one way or another.

  • exador7 Jan 2, 2014

    Another government subsidized freak running loose. Some one in a position of authority needs to start doing something about the state of mind of the lower element.

  • daisy Jan 2, 2014

    I pray the search turns up clues as to where the women are. My heart goes out to the families.

    If someone has harmed these ladies, I hope the worst kind of fate comes to them.