The Weldon Police Department is looking for 37-year-old Jewel Sykes who was reported missing Friday around 11:30 a.m.
Chief Christopher Davis said Sykes was last seen on February 2 or 3 in the 200 block of East Sixth Street.
Davis said there have been no signs of foul play in her disappearance and he said that family have told officers she doesn’t suffer from any cognitive impairments.
Davis said police are considering requesting a search warrant on the woman's Facebook account after false information was posted that a ransom was requested. Investigation, Davis said, shows that the account was hacked and the information on the ransom was not true. “We ask that people refrain from putting out false information about this case due to its ability to interfere with our investigation,” he said. “We want to help Ms. Sykes' family to the best of our ability and give them answers to the whereabouts of their loved one."
Sykes stands approximately 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.
She has black hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what she was wearing around the time of her disappearance.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-536-3136, the non-emergency 252-583-1991 number or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.