Cooper announces reward for information on missing person from Bladen County

Published 7:35 pm Saturday, March 27, 2021

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On Friday, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Judith Deavers Hyder, 53.

“On December 7, 2015, Ms. Hyder disappeared from her home located at 201 Oliver Lane in Garland, North Carolina. On December 9, 2015, Ms. Hyder’s roommate reported her missing,” stated a press release from the governor’s office. “Ms. Hyder has never been located and after a thorough investigation, it is believed that Ms. Hyder was the victim of a homicide.”

Those with information about the case should contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

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