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Runaway / Missing Person

Post Date:06/30/2020 4:36 PM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE           Contact: Ofc. J. Strickland, Public Information Officer

Date: May 19, 2020                Phone: (910) 433-1500 ext. 2888       OCA: 2020-009373


Runaway / Missing Person


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Youth Services Unit are requesting the public’s assistance locating Joyce Pridgen, who was reported as a runaway on April 20, 2020. Pridgen is believed to have been last seen as recent as May 18, 2020, at Seabrook Park and is known to frequent the Murchison Road corridor.


Joyce Pridgen is described as a: 

  • Black female
  • 17 years old
  • 5’06”
  • 125 pounds
  • Medium length black hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing:
    • Sweat pants
    • Red jacket
    • Croc shoes


Joyce Pridgen




If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Joyce Pridgen, they are asked to immediately call 911, contact Detective Riggott, with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1500 ext. 2878, or contact Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.


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