Police, Friends Search for Pinebluff Woman
The search is continuing for a 24-year-old woman who recently moved to Pinebluff from Durham.
Police and search crews canvassed more than two miles of wooded area in and around Pinebluff Thursday in hopes of finding Jocelyn Delese Clark, who went out for a walk more than a week ago and didn't return home.
"It's frustrating," said Pinebluff Police Sgt. Christopher Sanderson. "We covered eight or nine different wooded areas today and had no luck."
Clark, who went missing on Jan. 11, is described as a black female with long black, curly hair. She is 5 feet 6 six inches tall and weighs about 115 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black coat with brown fur around the hood. She was believed to be wearing a beige jumpsuit with brown shoes.
Police said Clark has possibly been reported last seen walking in the Aberdeen area on Jan. 11.
Clark and her mother had recently moved to Pinebluff to stay with her grandparents.
Sanderson said that based on the number of tips the police have received, he believes Clark is still in the area.
Anyone with any information on her whereabouts please contact the Pinebluff Police Department at (910)281-5935, Moore County Sheriff's Office at (910) 947-2931, or Moore County Communications at (910) 947-2911.
In addition to the search by police, a friend of Clark's family, Elizabeth Lyerly, has also been doing her part to see that the missing girl is found.
"I hope she has gone on her own volition," Lyerly said. "I hope she will see that we are concerned about her and are looking for her and she will realize it's a bigger deal than she may have thought."
Lyerly, a local veterinarian, organized a group of about 50 people to conduct a community search this past Sunday. She has also helped distribute more than 1,500 fliers. Lyerly said she will continue to do what she can until Clark is found.
"Until we know, we have to keep looking," she said.
Contact Tom Embrey at (910) 693-2484 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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