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River search for missing New Bern woman over for now, investigation continues

Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 7:39 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2020 at 8:30 AM EDT
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JONES COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The SBI says crews were back out searching for a missing woman in the Trent River Thursday, but without discovering anything new, that search is now over while the investigation continues.

Crews from multiple counties have searched the Trent River outside of Pollacksville and a private pond for signs of Elizabeth Spencer.

Spencer, 30, was last seen two weeks ago by her family. She has blonde hair with brunette highlights, hazel eyes, a tattoo of three stars on the left side of her neck, is 5′0 tall and approximately 160 pounds.

The SBI said late Thursday, “Search crews didn’t discover anything new in the areas they searched this week. However, the investigation will continue. But right now, there are no specific plans to continue organized search efforts like you saw this week. Again, the investigation is ongoing.”

Police say Spencer was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white v-neck t-shirt and that she may be driving a 2004 white Chevrolet Suburban with the North Carolina license plate ZXZ-6715.

Thursday morning there was at least one boat in the water with a search K-9 onboard near the Oak Grove Road bridge. On Wednesday, several divers searched under the bridge.

There is no word on what led investigators to search the river for Spencer. If you have any information on her disappearance, call New Bern Police at (252) 672-4323.

Elizabeth Spencer was last seen June 16th in New Bern.
Elizabeth Spencer was last seen June 16th in New Bern.(New Bern police)

JULY 1 UPDATE

The search in the Trent River for a missing New Bern woman concluded its second day in Jones County.

Crews from multiple counties looked in a private pond as well as again in the Trent River outside of Pollocksville for any signs of Elizabeth Spencer.

The 30-year-old woman was last seen two weeks ago by her family.

Wednesday afternoon several divers were in the Trent River below the Oak Grove Road bridge.

They wrapped up search operations around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The State Bureau of Investigation joined the search for the woman on Friday at the request of New Bern police.

They searched the river outside of Pollocksville on Tuesday with several boats.

Spencer has blonde hair with brunette highlights, hazel eyes, a tattoo of three stars on the left side of her neck, is 5′0 tall and approximately 160 pounds.

Police say Spencer was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white v-neck t-shirt and that she may be driving a 2004 white Chevrolet Suburban with the North Carolina license plate ZXZ-6715.

There is no word yet on what may have led investigators to search the river for Spencer. Officials say her disappearance is still under investigation. If you have any information on her disappearance, call New Bern Police at (252) 672-4323

JUNE 30TH STORY

Crews were searching the Trent River outside of Pollocksville Tuesday for a missing New Bern woman.

The State Bureau of Investigation says it, with the help of North Carolina Emergency Management, began searching around 8:00 a.m.

Elizabeth Spencer was last seen two weeks ago today by her family. The 30-year-old woman was wearing blue jeans and a white v-neck tee-shirt.

The SBI says on Friday New Bern police asked for help with their investigation.

Rains this afternoon forced the search to conclude early and it will resume at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, the SBI said.

There is no word yet on what may have led investigators to search the river for the woman.

June 18th story

New Bern police want you to be on the lookout for a woman who was reported missing.

Officers are looking for 30-year-old Elizabeth Spencer. Police say her family last saw her around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white v-neck t-shirt.

Spencer has blonde hair with brown highlights, hazel eyes, a tattoo of three stars on the left side of her neck, is 5′0 tall and approximately 160 pounds.

Police say she may be driving a 2004 white Chevrolet Suburban with the North Carolina license plate ZXZ-6715.

They say her disappearance is still under investigation. If you have any information or know where she might be, call New Bern police at at (252)672-4323.

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