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Desia Rae George
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A suspect in a Monday bank robbery in North Carolina was named as a “person of interest” in a Carroll County investigation into the April 15 disappearance of Desia Rae George of Fries.
“We do have a person of interest in the missing person of Desia Rae, one of the last people she had contact with,” Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Donnie Spangler said Tuesday. “Matthew Steven Jones, age 34. Right now, we’re looking for him.”
Jones has been identified as George’s boyfriend. Jones and George have a 2-month-old daughter together.
George, a mother of four, hasn’t been seen for weeks, despite wide-ranging searches by law enforcement and family and friends.
Ramseur, N.C., police on Tuesday named Jones as a suspect in a Monday bank robbery.
Police continue to search for Jones on the basis of witness identification and surveillance video, Chief Larry Lewallen said.
Police scrambled Monday to check out a report that Jones was at George’s home in Fries. Authorities later said the report was mistaken.
On Tuesday, a $5,000 reward was announced for information about George’s disappearance.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 276-728-4146. The official “Find Desia Rae George” Facebook page is at facebook.com/find.desiaraegeorge.
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