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Woman is second missing from Angier retirement home

Posted September 7, 2009
Updated September 8, 2009

— More than a dozen agencies joined the search for 62-year-old Annie Langley Monday after she was reported missing from Primrose Villa Retirement Community in Angier.

Silver Alert issued for Angier woman Silver Alert issued for Angier woman

Langley is the second resident of the facility, at 431 Junny Road, to be the subject of a Silver Alert this year. In February, 85-year-old Carrie C. Evans wandered away. She was found dead in nearby ravine. Evans died of a severe head injury, according to an autopsy report. Police said there was no evidence of foul play.

A subsequent state inspection at Primrose found only one violation, which was unrelated to patient care. The facility was fined $2,000 in April for allowing residents to smoke in their rooms.

“Evidently, they are able to get out undetected," Angier Police Chief Bobby Hallman said.

Evans’ death increased the urgency searchers felt looking for Langley, even as dark and rain fell Monday evening.

Rickey Brewer joined searchers combing a one-mile area around the Primrose community. “Go in this neighborhood and go door to door … Check empty houses … and look in wooded areas,” he described.

Hallman said the Angier Police Department deployed ground teams, vehicles and K-9s. “We are not holding any of our resources back at all,” he said. “We are doing the best we can to cover every piece of ground."

Langley is a black woman, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds. She has brown eyes and short, silver hair. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call Harnett County dispatch at 910-893-9111.


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  • Professor Sep 8, 2009

    That place needs to be investigated!

    Are maybe the state should just close the facility.

  • Professor Sep 8, 2009

    How did this lady just walked out of the facility and no one working there knowed? What kind of unconcerned workers and owners are at this place? Maybe the state needs to further check things out. Hopefully, they will find her very soon.

  • kristiwoerner Sep 8, 2009

    I'm surprised that more people dont get hurt from that place. We used to live within a mile of there and they allow them to wander up and down the streets all day long, knocking on people's doors asking for money. That place needs to be investigated!

  • suckafree23 Sep 8, 2009

    Ok they make braclets to notify the front desk when you leave your room. My grandfather had one, they are real and other homes should be using this.

  • matt17cdb Sep 8, 2009

    You have to work in one of these facilities to understand it. Especially an assisted-living, retirement community. They are not your regular nursing homes. Also, I was a neighbor to Ms. Evans for many years and she wandered her away around the neighborhood at all hours, slept in her car, etc, and all the social services would tell me was ''we can only offer her help''. They claim they could not help her if she refused. Yet she continued to roam the county at night and the neighbors were helpless.

  • wiseowl Sep 8, 2009

    Too many silver alerts lately.

    If you are responsible for someone elderly, DO YOUR JOB or find someone who will.

  • Myra Sep 8, 2009

    NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY? They are just able to walk out without being detected. WHY? After the first escape (or walk away) why didn't they install buzzers on the doors. hmmm This story seems to be focused on defending the Retireme Home's reputation. How many employees are on duty when these elderly ladies just walk out? No desk at the front door? How many doors are unlocked? We've all heard how staff can sit around and play cards and ignore people laying on the floor dying in other facilities.

    Just how ORWEILLIAN are facillities in North Carolina when it comes to safeguarding and protecting children, elderly, and helpless? Wayyyyyyy too many horror stories .....