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Foul play possible in Fayetteville woman's disappearance

Posted July 12, 2011 3:26 p.m. EDT
Updated July 12, 2011 3:44 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police are investigating whether a missing 24-year-old woman was the victim of foul play.

Erica Cherie Gainey was last seen on June 28 around 2:30 a.m. leaving her home in a white 2003 Hyundai Elantra with an acquaintance. Police identified the acquaintance Tuesday as Terry Dale Robinson, who has known Gainey for several years. 

Police said that about seven hours after Gainey was last seen, Robinson was spotted at a store in Harrells purchasing bleach and moth balls. He was driving Gainey's Elantra, police said.

Gainey is black, with black hair and brown eyes. She is described as 5-foot-6 and about 135 pounds. 

Anyone with information on Gainey's whereabouts or the circumstances surrounding her disappearance is asked to call detectives at 910-549-7329 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).