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Wake deputies searching for missing 21-year-old woman

Posted July 26, 2013

— The Wake County Sheriff's Office was searching early Friday for a 21-year-old woman who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Shannon Nicole Moore about 2:30 a.m. 

Moore went missing from a home in the 1100 block of Robertson Street in Knightdale, and she was last seen in the 800 block of North Smithfield Road. It wasn't clear where she may be headed. 

Authorities said Moore is white, stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. She has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. When she went missing, Moore was wearing blue jeans, a red T-shirt and flip flops. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-5291.

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  • LastSon1981 Jul 26, 4:37 p.m.

    whyalltheproblems, she's 21 and an ADULT. If she's missing, file a missing persons report. Also, I don't know everything, just ask my ex-wife.
    chrisnrali

    I'm not at all sure how it works but I'm almost certain thats the first step in an Silver Alert

  • chrisnrali Jul 26, 2:48 p.m.

    whyalltheproblems, she's 21 and an ADULT. If she's missing, file a missing persons report. Also, I don't know everything, just ask my ex-wife.

  • chrisnrali Jul 26, 2:45 p.m.

    "She also has a cognitive disorder."
    Every parent of a runaway ADULT is going to say "She also has a cognitive disorder." Give me a break please.

  • chrisnrali Jul 26, 2:44 p.m.

    "kids like this"
    Kids? she's 21. Look that up, it means ADULT.

  • akgibson20 Jul 26, 1:00 p.m.

    where any under age person is missing it is better to err on the side of caution. They may, in fact, be a runaway, and then it goes awry. The sex trafficking industry is thriving and are always on the look out for kids like this who are obviously having some kind of issue, looking for something they do not find at home. The perpetrators prey on this and before these kids know it they are now victims. We all tend to ignore the runaways, which maybe is why they are runaways. The law is fighting an almost losing battle because no one cares anymore until it's too late. So many children lost in more ways than one.

  • tsquaring Jul 26, 12:12 p.m.

    carrboroyouth, "Uhh.. 21 is not a teen. She also has a cognitive disorder."

    which is why I read this one... 21. Got my curiosity, rather than ignore.

  • carrboroyouth Jul 26, 11:42 a.m.

    "I almost didn't read this story, because it seems like every time some teen runaway goes off..."

    Uhh.. 21 is not a teen. She also has a cognitive disorder.

  • Obamacare rules Jul 26, 11:12 a.m.

    She was arrested for child abuse in May.

  • tsquaring Jul 26, 11:09 a.m.

    I almost didn't read this story, because it seems like every time some teen runaway goes off for a few weeks of fun, sun, sex and rock & roll, we get a short two line follow up story that basically says never mind and we're not telling you anything else about the story. It's the same way on facebook. I don't forward or repost these stories. You can't trust that you'll ever find out what the story really was about the girls involved. The news media get people worked up and concerned over nothing. That hurts real missing children cases.

    As for this girl, it's in my general area, I'll keep an eye out, but WRAL, realize I almost didn't bother to look because of all the other bogus missing kid stories you run. They weren't missing, they were exactly where they wanted to be, away from their parents.

  • gobbledygook Jul 26, 10:40 a.m.

    Django99, so I guess her mugshot, wake county DOC website isn't accurate and somebody made a fake facebook profile to pose as her?

    I guess it could happen.

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