Sheriff’s office: Evidence indicates missing woman did not leave on her own

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SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Sheriff’s office officials say evidence is suggesting that a missing 34-year-old woman from Southampton County did not leave of her own free will.

Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert for Cynthia Carver on Saturday, Feb. 23. That alert has since expired, but Southampton County Sheriff’s Office deputies are working with surrounding law enforcement agencies to investigate Carver’s disappearance.

The sheriff’s office said the last time friends or family saw Carver was on Thursday, Feb. 21, around 9 p.m. in the town of Newsoms. 

In a update on Monday, the sheriff’s office said a knife was found on the floor of Carver’s home on Everett Street, along with several blood stains on the carpet and kitchen floor.

Carver lives at the home along with her two children. The sheriff’s office said Carver’s children are safe and with family members. 

The sheriff’s office said based on interviews with family and friends, Carver was possibly meeting with someone — an unknown male — at her home the night she disappeared.

Carver’s cellphone, purse and wallet are all missing — but her car is not.

According to the sheriff’s office, Carver’s mother contacted authorities on Friday after she was unable to get in touch with her daugter by phone and noticed that her car had not been moved all day.

Deputies have interviewed multiple subjects and have not ruled anyone out at this time. The sheriff’s office said it has been in contact with the FBI to share information and resources.

Anyone who may have had contact with Carver last Thursday is being asked to call the sheriff’s office at  757-653-2100 or dial 911 within Southampton County.

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