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NC WANTED: Fayetteville family's disappearance remains unsolved

Posted January 8, 2011 11:07 p.m. EST
Updated October 18, 2014 11:14 p.m. EDT

— Two women and three children vanished in December 1996, leaving behind family who are still haunted by lingering questions and a lack of satisfying answers.

Robby Ann Floyd and her sister, Jennifer Hughes, were last seen at a home on Winterpark Drive in Fayetteville. They were with Floyd's children, Sarena Glenn, 12, and her 5-year-old twin half-siblings Brent and Brentanny Hughes.

Neighbors said the family told them they were packing up and moving to Alabama. No one has heard from them since.

Floyd left a fourth child with her third husband.

"My gut feeling tells me something's not right," said Sarena's father Jerry Glenn. "Just for five people coming up missing doesn't sound good from the start."

Glenn is hoping he'll someday see his daughter again, but after nearly 17 years, it seems the family has either been the victim of foul play, or they may not want to be found.

Detectives said there have been confirmed sightings of Jennifer Hughes, including one at Walmart on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville. They said Floyd and her children may be hiding out in Alabama.

But there are factors to suggest the family is not merely hiding.

"We've checked activity on their social security numbers and there's no activity," said Lt. Jimmy Black of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. "No schools have called for their records. It's as if they don't exist anymore." 

Law enforcement said the case is closed, but the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children still features the case on its web site.

Investigators said Floyd might be using an alias, such as the last name Pressley or Glenn. She has a tattoo on one of her ankles.

Anyone with information about this case can call NC Wanted's tipline at 1-866-439-2683 or .