NEW INFO: Silver Alert Cancelled For Missing Duplin County Woman

A search is over for a Duplin County woman who walked away from a group home last night.

Authorities say Tonya Fox showed up at the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and is okay.


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A search is on for a Duplin County woman who walked away from a group home last night.

Sheriff Blake Wallace says Tonya Fox is bi-polar and has a mental capacity of an 18-year-old. The 28-year-old woman was last seen leaving the group home in Calypso en route to a nearby convenience store. Wallace says the woman never made it to that store.

The sheriff says they got a call Wednesday morning that the woman was spotted near the fairgrounds in Goldsboro. He says they don't suspect foul play, but are concerned because of her medical condition.

A ground search is underway in northern Duplin County and a Highway Patrol helicopter is en route to assist.

Fox is a black woman, 5'2" tall, weighs 400 pounds and has black shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing Khaki pants, a multi-colored shirt, black sneakers and a black coat.

Anyone who has seen Tonya Fox should call the Duplin County Sheriff's Office at 910-296-2150.


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  • by Concerned Location: Washington on Dec 1, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    Is it just me, or is this article a little insensitive?? If she has the mental capacity of an 18 year old, then she will understand that her business has been aired on tv and the internet. Let's show some respect. I have a child with developmental disabilities, and these articles always bother me. Telling that she left a group home was enough information for the public to be aware of the situation. I am so very thankful that she was found and is safe.
  • by Teacher Location: ENC on Dec 1, 2010 at 12:04 PM
    Thank GOD she was found and unharmed!!
  • by Forrest Location: Nut Level on Dec 1, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    The mental capacity of an 18 year old?
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