Update: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office finds missing child and father

Aubrey McFarland was last seen in Winnabow. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for her and her father, Elijah, who are believed to be traveling in a PT Cruiser. (Port City Daily/Courtesy BCSO)

UPDATE: Both missing persons have been safely located in Tennessee, according to the BCSO, thanks to the help of the Nashville Metro PD.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Authorities are looking for Aubrey McFarland, a four year old girl last seen in the Brunswick County town of Winnabow. An Amber Alert was activated Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the abduction broadcast, Elijah McFarland is the abductor. They were last seen heading north on Highway U.S. 17 in a burgundy 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Elijah Muhammad, 37, is described as a Black male with a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighing approximately 161 pounds. According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, he told family that he was taking Aubrey, his daughter, to California, but could still possibly be in the Wilmington area. 


Aubrey was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black leggings, black zip up boots and a pink fleece jacket. She is approximately 3 feet tall, 42 pounds and is bi-racial. 

People with information are asked to call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2730 or 911. 


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