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Mom: 'Pray for James to come home'

The mother of a 28-year-old missing Fayetteville man is pleading for the public's help in finding her son.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — For Rachel Wellhouser, her son’s disappearance just doesn’t add up.

Inside her son's Carol Street home, his belongings and dog are still there. His cell phone is missing, but it’s not giving off a signal.

"We are exhausted,” Wellhouser said Sunday. “You lay in bed thinking ‘if I can talk to one more person, put one more flier up, we will find him.’"

James Allan Chambers II, 28, hasn’t been seen since Aug. 15 after he left work to run some errands. He was reported missing Wednesday.

He is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 170 and 190 pounds. He has short brown hair, green eyes and a tribal art tattoo on his right shoulder.

Family members started a Facebook page to provide updates regarding the search.

Wellhouser said she is often asked whether Chambers took off on his own.

She says it’s something he wouldn’t do.

"There is only one other time I have been this scared, and it is when my other son passed away," she said.

Her younger son died in 2008 from an illness.

“The heartache, there are no words,” she said of losing her other son. “James would not do this.”

Wellhouser is asking others to help in anyway they can.

“Pray, pray for James to come home,” she said.

Anyone with information regarding Chambers’ whereabouts is asked to contact Fayetteville police at 910-366-5853 or Fayetteville Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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