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Missing Orange County Woman Reportedly Seen In Atlanta

Posted October 11, 2005 11:41 a.m. EDT

— Six days after an Orange County woman was reported missing, Durham police said Tuesday they received information that suggested she was seen last week in the Atlanta area.

Police said Alisha Gayle Moore, 34, never checked in at work after leaving a family member's home on Sedgefield Street in Durham on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 6.

"She would never ever just go on that way and not call or tell anybody," said Moore's mother, Linda Moore.

During a traffic stop in Atlanta at about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7, reports indicate that a woman, fitting Moore's description and driving her vehicle -- a 2000 black Dodge Neon -- produced a N.C. driver's license bearing Moore's name and photo. On Monday, Durham police said that Atlanta authorities recovered Moore's license plate tag from a different car in the area.

Police said the new information they received Tuesday, however, suggested that Moore, her 2000 black Dodge Neon and license plate (


) were together.

Moore has a house in Orange County, family members said, but recently moved to her aunt's house in Durham because she was feeling "anxious" about something and did not want to be alone.

"Something was not right because she had come over to my place and said she had a gut feeling at work that she did not want to go to her house," said Alisha Moore's aunt, Marion Moore.

Family members said they were worried and also frustrated about the information they had been receiving from police because the story seemed to keep changing.

"All kinds of pictures are coming to my mind," Linda Moore said. "And I just hope she's safe, that's all."

Moore is described as standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair that is sometimes worn pulled back. She also wears contacts and is described as soft-spoken.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Office at

(919) 644-3050

, Durham Police Department at

(919) 560-4427

or Durham CrimeStoppers at

(919) 683-1200