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911 Call About Missing Woman Concerns Authorities

Posted January 1, 2007 5:57 p.m. EST
Updated January 1, 2007 7:00 p.m. EST

— Halifax County authorities believe a missing woman is in danger after receiving a 911 call about her.

Shonda Stansbury's family reported her missing on Dec. 9. Investigators initially thought she left on her own, but a 911 call received five days later has authorities concerned.

A woman called Warren County 911 on Dec. 14 to report that she thought she saw Stansbury in trouble near the Information Grocery store off N.C. Highway 158 in Halifax County.

"A woman, a blonde-headed woman, and I believe it was Shonda Stansbury, was running from behind the Information," the caller said before her cell phone dropped the call.

The Warren County 911 center could only trace the call to a cell tower and never got the caller's name or phone number. A dispatcher passed the information to Halifax County.

Days later, Roanoke Rapids police spoke with the same woman, who said she saw two men chasing a woman she thought was Stansbury into a wooded area near the grocery store. She told police she waited until she got home to call 911 because she was afraid to stop.

Because of that call, investigators now consider Stansbury missing and in danger. But that lead is now more than two weeks old, and there is still no sign of Stansbury.

Stansbury was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray blouse and white tennis shoes. Authorities said they hope someone will answer their call for help in finding her.