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Five years after her disappearance, $5K reward offered for info on missing woman

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Police Department has partnered with the CUE Center for Missing Persons and CrimeStoppers to offer a reward in a missing person’s case from 2016.

Up to $5,000 will be paid out for information that leads to the discovery of Ebonee Spears, who was last seen January 15, 2016 at Point-Taylor Estates. Spears mother, Harriet Rivers, stated in a video released by the Wilmington Police Department it is out of character for Spears to have walked off without saying goodbye or informing her family or daughter where she was going.

“She loved her little girl and I’m sure she would want to be with her, watching her grow up,” Rivers said. “I’m saying to the Northside people, step up, step out. She’s from your community, I’m from your community. Help us out. If you know anything, help us out.”

Born May 12, 1985, Spears is African American, stands 5’8″ and weighs 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, and has a rose tattoo on her foot.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 910-452-6127 or 1-800-531-9845.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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