N.C. 20-year-old missing in same area 3 women found dead

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Friday, October 6, 2017
Abby Patterson
Abby Patterson

LUMBERTON, North Carolina (WPVI) -- Police are asking for help finding a 20-year-old North Carolina woman who was last seen September 5 in the same area where three other women have been found dead.

WTVD-TV reports, the Lumberton Police Department said there is no indication the cases are related.

Police said Abby Patterson was last seen getting into a brown Buick in the area of 9th Street in Lumberton. She is described as 5'7, 140 lbs., with brown hair, brown eyes and a light skin tone. She was last seen wearing brown shorts and a white shirt. She has a birthmark on the back right thigh and a bird tattoo on her shoulder.

Patterson's family and friends are offering a $5,000 reward. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845.

MORE: Lumberton police look for links between 3 bodies

In June, Megan Oxendine's body was found in the yard of an abandoned house on East 8th Street in east Lumberton. Close friends and family said the 28-year-old was naked, gagged and bloodied.

RELATED: Body found behind vacant house in Lumberton

On April 18, one woman was found on Peachtree Street while another was found in a dumpster on East Fifth Street. Both women were so badly decomposed that it took days for police to identify them as Rhonda Jones and Christina Bennett.

RELATED: Bodies of two women found in Lumberton


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