UPDATE: Police Say Missing Mom Has Been Found

Rocky Mount Police say a mother who didn't show up to pick up her children as planned is no longer a missing person. Mary Williams was found safe in Rocky Mount around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from police.

Police said Williams "did not want her family to be aware of her location."

Williams was reported missing after she didn't pick up her children on Sunday. Police say they will continue to investigate possible child neglect charges. Williams has two children, ages 11 and 12.

Many were concerned that Williams could have been a victim in a string of attacks on black women in Rocky Mount. Their bodies have been found in remote areas of Edgecombe County over the past four years.

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Rocky Mount police say a woman is still missing, even though they say she's been spotted in Enfield.

The friend who reported Mary Michelle Williams missing told WITN News that the woman was found safe.

Police say they've received information that the woman was spotted in Enfield and continue to try to locate her.

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There's another missing black woman in Edgecombe County, the latest is a 40-year-old woman last seen Sunday in Rocky Mount.

Police say Mary Michelle Williams was last seen on Old Wilson Road. They are now checking out reports the woman was seen in Enfield Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities are not saying whether they believe Williams' disappearance is in anyway connected to a string of murders that involved black women. Their bodies were found in remote areas of Edgecombe County.

Police say Williams frequents the Drake community, as well as hotels in the Rocky Mount area and drug areas. Police say Williams stopped by a friends home Sunday morning to pickup her two children. The friend told her the children were at a home on South Tillery Street. Williams never picked up the children.

She is 5'8', 215 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and has a medium complexion. Williams was last seen wearing a pink shirt and Capri style shorts. She drives a blue 1996 Dodge Neon 4-door. The car has NC registration YPT 4809.

If anyone locates Williams or has information to assist with this missing persons case, please contact the Rocky Mount Police Department at 972-1411 immediately.

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  • by Kim Location: Beaufort on Jul 22, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    Yeah, she certainly deserves the mom of the year award- Think of the sadness & fear those poor children must have felt when their mother did not show up to get them- Very sad-
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Jul 22, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    SO WHAT! Trash is trash,let her be.
  • by lady Location: greenville on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:03 AM
    Didn't want her family knowing where she was!! What about her children? Maybe this was just a way to get some attention, I hope SS really check this one out good.
  • by Ms. E on Jul 22, 2009 at 01:13 AM
    Is she stupid or what. Yes, she may be grown, and feel she don't have to answer to anyone. But, when you have little children of that age, I'm sure they was worried about their mother. A good mother wouldn't put those children and the family in a dramatic situation as this. Being that Rocky Mount has had their share of missing women, she should want someone to know her location. It could of been the other way, no one ever look at her again. Yes, she should be charged with child neglect. Someone needs to check into this more, maybe she's on drugs.
  • by to J on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:12 PM
    Maybe at 40 she is considered an adult and didn't think she had to tell anyone. I don't personally go off and not tell people, but I don't frequent the places that she supposedly does, either.
  • by J Location: Gville on Jul 21, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    What was her excuse for not letting anyone know where she was?

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