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Authorities Expand Search For Kinston Woman, Girl

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Gail Haddock-Dail/Heather Lynn Roberts
KINSTON, N.C. — Authorities have expanded their search for a missing Lenoir County woman and her granddaughter.

Gail Haddock-Dail, 58, and her 15-year-old granddaughter, Heather Lynn Roberts, were supposed to be traveling to Salem, Va., when Haddock-Dail called her husband, Glenn, early Tuesday morning, saying she needed help and they were in the water.

Glenn Dail said the call ended abruptly. Authorities were called, but there has been no signs of the two women.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter helped search Kinston and surrounding areas Tuesday. Now, the search has been expanded to include eastern Lenoir County and parts of Craven County.

"We've received about 200 phone calls. Some people saying they may have seen the car in different areas, so we've widened the search area," said Woody Spencer, of the Kinston Police Department.

As investigators follow new leads, they continued interviewing friends and family. They also had Glenn Dail take a lie detector test.

"At this point, we don't consider him a suspect,but we're trying to get all the information we can in investigations like this, you talk with all the people you can," Spencer said.

Investigators are not saying much about their interview with Dail. They are also not saying what, if any, new information SBI agents and fire investigators found at Haddock-Dayle's home after searching it again Wednesday.

Flames gutted her home two weeks ago. The cause is still under investigation.

Haddock-Dail is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 160 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. Roberts is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 130 pounds. She has multiple burn scars on her face and body.

Haddock-Dail and Roberts were traveling in a 1998 blue Dodge Caravan with license plate




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