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Silver Alert- Joanne Monk


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Thomas Bergamine

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE              Contact:  Sgt. J. Somerindyke, Cross Creek District

Date: 4/7/2011                                                                                  Phone: (910) 433-1885



The photo provided by the family of Joanne Monk is actually a photo of Joanne Monk's mother. Family members say the picture is very similar to how Ms. Monk appears now. When a current photo is obtained by detectives, we will distribute it to the media. Thank you for your consideration and understanding.



We now have a photo of Joanne Monk, who went missing on 4/5/2011. Family members say her hair is shorter and greyer than in the photo. She has also lost some weight since this photo was taken. If anyone sees Monk, please call 911.


Missing Person/Silver Alert


            The Fayetteville Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Joanne Monk, 70 years old.  She was last seen on 4/5/2011 around 8:00 p.m. in the area of the Devonwood Subdivision.  Ms. Monk left the area on foot travelling in an unknown direction.  Ms. Monk has medical conditions and suffers dementia.  A Silver Alert has been issued on Ms. Monk.


Identifying features:

  • Black Female
  • 5 foot, 6 inches tall
  • 140 pounds
  • Deformity on right thumb
  • Black/Grey hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Wears prescription eye glasses
  • She was last seen wearing:
    • Sweat pants or blue jeans
    • Grey jacket
    • White/Blue Sneakers
    • Carrying a burgundy purse and a white plastic bag


If anyone sees or knows of the whereabouts of Joanne Monk, please call 911.  There is no photograph available at this time.  When one is obtained an updated release will be put out.Joanne Monk


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