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NC META VALENTINE: Missing from Fayetteville, NC - 28 Oct. 2014 - Age 43

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by fran, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Meta Valentine has been missing from Fayetteville, NC since October 28, 2014. The last time Valentine was seen on surveillance video walking to her apartment.

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    Where is Meta Valentine?

    That's a question that Fayetteville police and her family would like answered.

    They've been seeking an answer since Oct. 28, the last time Valentine was seen.

    "It's still an ongoing investigation," detective Mike Ballard, the lead investigator, said Friday.

    The last images of Valentine, 43, were captured on surveillance video as she walked to her apartment in the Sycamore Park complex off Old Wilmington Road after attending a community watch meeting.

    The video showed Valentine stopping for about four seconds as she stared at a vehicle in the parking lot. Valentine took a few steps back and rushed to her apartment.

    After she got around the corner, the video showed, a man jumped out of the vehicle and ran after her.

    Police say it was Reginald McDowell, a man with whom Valentine, a secretary and choir director at Deliverance and Praise Church of Worship on Owen Drive, had been in an off- and on-again relationship for many years.

    read more ...........http://www.fayobserver.com/news/cri...cle_4194026c-0f18-52ec-8348-42d6d71e3c86.html


    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...missing-from-fayetteville-north-carolina.768/
     
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  2. MadgeS

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    well omg has he been questioned. his car searched, cell record ckd??????????
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Where is Meta Valentine? Family of missing Fayetteville woman waits a year later

    A year ago this Friday was the last time 42-year-old Meta Valentine's family heard from her.

    "She sent me a message that said she loved me chipmunk, and I messaged her back telling her I loved her too," said her son De'Mario.
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    "And we still want to talk to Mr. McDowell, so anybody in contact with him, please give us a call," said Det. Mike Ballard with the Fayetteville Police Department.

    http://abc11.com/news/where-is-meta-valentine/1052963/


     
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  5. Akoya

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    http://abc11.com/news/where-is-meta-valentine/1052963/

    WHERE IS META VALENTINE? FAMILY OF MISSING FAYETTEVILLE WOMAN WAITS A YEAR LATER

    Monday, October 26, 2015
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) --

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    A year ago this Friday was the last time 42-year-old Meta Valentine's family heard from her.

    "She sent me a message that said she loved me chipmunk, and I messaged her back telling her I loved her too," said her son De'Mario.

    For the past year, he's clung to his faith.

    "I know God never puts you through anything you can't handle," he offered.


    Valentine was reported missing on Oct. 29, 2014 after church members say she failed to show up at a function. Valentine was the church secretary at Fayetteville's Deliverance and Praise Church of Worship.

    On the evening of Oct. 28, Valentine's mother said she had a strange phone conversation with her daughter. Valentine, she said, was speaking "in riddles." That was around 10:30 p.m.

    Surveillance video shows what happened just five hours earlier when Valentine was returning to her apartment from a community watch meeting.



    Valentine lived in the Sycamore Park complex off of Volunteer Drive. Around 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28, she was walking back to her apartment from the complex front office when she pauses along the sidewalk for a moment.

    As she made a right turn and disappeared into the breezeway, her longtime boyfriend is seen rushing toward her.

    Fayetteville police said Reginald McDowell initially cooperated, but has since distanced himself from the lead detective and disappeared.

    "And we still want to talk to Mr. McDowell, so anybody in contact with him, please give us a call," said Det. Mike Ballard with the Fayetteville Police Department.

    McDowell dated Valentine on and off since high school and shares a child with her.

    If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Meta Valentine, they are asked to immediately call 911 or contact Detective M. Ballard with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 549-7326 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
     
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  6. Akoya

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    http://newsone.com/3072109/n-c-woma...ing-after-failing-to-show-up-for-bible-study/

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    Meta Price Valentine

    Case Type: Endangered
    DOB: Jan 01, 1971
    Missing Date: Oct 29, 2014
    Age Now: 43
    Missing City: Fayetteville
    Missing State: North Carolina
    Gender: Female
    Race: Black
    Complexion: Medium
    Height: 5-0
    Weight: 165
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Hair Length: Medium
    Eye Color: Brown
    Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
    Location Last Seen: Unknown.

    Circumstances of Disappearance: Valentine failed to show up for a Bible study and no one has heard from her since. Fayetteville, N.C. Police Officer Antoine Kincade told NewsOne in an interview that there is no new information in the case.

    “Detectives are working around the clock and trying to track down every lead,” said Officer Kincade, the public information officer for Fayetteville Police. “In cases like this the detectives build a timeline to trace the steps in that person’s day.”

    Video at Valentine’s apartment complex is being examined.

    “All of that information is being sieved with a fine tooth comb to see if it gives any clues,” said Officer Kincade.

    There have been no signs of foul play thus far. That’s why Valentine’s case is so perplexing.

    “The video shows nothing around the time of her disappearance, only comings and goings. That area is not known for violence or kidnappings,” said Officer Kincade.

    “This is a residential area, a military town of about 210,000 folks. You have lots of military and their family integrated with lots of civilians. People are always home and out and about,” he added.

    Police urge anyone with any information about the case to reach out to Fayetteville Police, even if they do so anonymously through Crimestoppers.

    Last Seen Wearing: Blue T-shirt, gray sweatpants and flip-flops.

    Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Valentine’s hair is dyed blonde.

    Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts or circumstances of disappearance for Meta Valentine may contact Detective M. Ballard at(910) 549-7326, Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477) or the Black and Missing Foundation’s confidential Tip Line.
     
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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/28099/1/

    NamUs MP # 28099
    Meta Valentine
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    Cumberland County, North Carolina
    44 year old black/african american female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 28099

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Meta
    Middle name Price
    Last name Valentine
    Nickname/Alias Mimi
    Date last seen October 28, 2014 19:11
    Date entered 03/20/2015
    Age last seen 44 to years old
    Age now 45 years old
    Race Black/African American
    Ethnicity Other
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 60.0 to 61.0
    Weight (pounds) 160.0 to 165.0

    Circumstances
    City Fayetteville
    State North Carolina
    Zip code
    County Cumberland
    Circumstances
    Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Meta Price Valentine, who was reported missing on October 29, 2014. Valentine did not attend a function Wednesday evening and family members became concerned when they could not establish contact with her.

    Meta was last seen on 10/28/2014.

    Physical
    Hair color Blond/Strawberry
    Head hair
    dyed hair
    Body hair

    Facial hair

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown
    Eye description
    Sometimes wears contact lenses
    No known distinctive body features

    Clothing
    LSW
    Blue t-shirt
    Gray sweatpants
    Footwear
    Flip-flops

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later

    DNA
    Status: Initial inquiry underway

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available


    Investigating Agency
    Title Detective M. Ballard
    First name
    Last name
    Phone (910) 549-7326
    Website https://local.nixle.com/alert/5294719/
    Case number 14-032112
    Date reported October 29, 2014

    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Fayetteville PD
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Fayettevill
    State North Carolina
    Zip code

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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Years after Fayetteville woman's disappearance, family seeks answers

    A Fayetteville woman who disappeared three years ago remains missing, but her family wants answers.

    Meta Valentine has been missing since Oct. 29, 2014. She was a church-going woman who had a wonderful spirit, according to her son, Demario Valentine.

    "She was a loving woman," he said. "If you needed help, she would take care of you. She loved the kids. At her church, she was always taking care of somebody's child."

    Demario Valentine said it was her pastor who originally realized something was wrong.

    "They noticed something was wrong because she never missed a Bible study or anything like that," he said. "It was a Wednesday, so when they came to get her for Bible study, no one could find her."

    Security video taken the night before she disappeared at the Sycamore Park apartments showed Valentine walking to her apartment, and her on again-off again boyfriend and the father of one of her three children, Reginald McDowell, running behind her towards the same building.



    "Every part of the investigation runs full circle back to Reggie McDowell," said Sgt. Mike Ballard. "He is the person of interest in the investigation."

    "Most people, you know, if you're innocent, you prove you’re innocent. You stick around," Demario Valentine said.

    Investigators say they plan to compile the latest information in the case and present it to District Attorney Bill West.

    Anyone who has any information is the disappearance of Meta Valentine is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

    http://www.wral.com/years-after-fayetteville-woman-s-disappearance-family-seeks-answers-/17204045/
     
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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Murder charge filed against ex-boyfriend in 2014 case of missing Fayetteville woman Meta Valentine

    A murder charge has been filed against the ex-boyfriend of a missing Fayetteville woman.

    The district attorney told ABC11 that her ex-boyfriend Reginald McDowell will be charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping.

    Police have not yet arrested McDowell but said they believe he is the only suspect due to probable cause. He is believed to be in the New York area.

    http://abc11.com/murder-charge-filed-in-2014-case-of-missing-fayetteville-woman/3282874/
     
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