Search continues in 'several areas' for Robeson County deputy's
FAIRMONT, NC -Multiple areas are being searched for clues to help find a missing teen in Robeson County, said Sheriff Kenneth Sealey told News13.
Investigators were still out Monday night helping to track down leads in the case of missing 18-year-old Sara Nicole Graham, Sealey said.
Graham, the daughter of a Robeson County Deputy, disappeared last Wednesday morning after she left her family's Fairmont home to drive to her Walmart job in Pembroke, officials say.
Sealey said Monday that there were "several areas" being searched, the searches were still active and would resume on Tuesday morning.
An investigator working on finding Graham told News13 Monday night that a large search is planned Wednesday by law enforcement and search and rescue crews.
After Graham did not show up for work by 7 am last Wednesday, Sealey said that around 12:15 pm a caller reported a suspicious vehicle in a field with its doors locked.
A license check showed the van was registered to Graham's father, Hubert Graham. Detectives then learned that Sara Graham never showed up for work.
Sara Graham's van was found empty, parked in a wheat field on the edge of a forest along East McDonald Road between Chicken Road and Centerville Church Road, Sealey said.
A large search was conducted that afternoon with dozens of Robeson County deputies, a NC Highway Patrol helicopter and Bladen County Deputies, according to Sealey.
However, there was no sign of Graham and her family has still not had contact with her. Sara's father Hubert, is a 16 year veteran of the sheriff's department.
Sheriff Kenneth Sealey asks that anyone with information about Sara Graham's disappearance to call 910-671-3170, which is the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.