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2006 Top Newsmakers: Cynthia Moreland Disappearance

Posted December 26, 2006 1:51 p.m. EST
Updated December 26, 2006 2:55 p.m. EST

— (Aug.22) A Progress Energy employee's kidnapping and death prompted Raleigh leaders to establish tighter security measures for parking lots and garages in downtown.

Cynthia Moreland, 48, was abducted from a parking garage beneath Progress Energy's headquarters on Aug. 22, police said. Her body was found behind an abandoned Harnett County barn on Sept. 1.

A week later, police charged Antonio Chance, 29, with kidnapping and murder in connection with Moreland's disappearance and death. Prosecutors said they plan to seek the death penalty.