BAKERSVILLE-The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office said Monday the agency is looking for a former Ashe County woman, Lisa Ann Robbins, who was reported missing Friday by her family.
Robbins, 48, moved to Mitchell County earlier this year and was last seen on Oct. 3, according to the agency.
“Right now this is a missing person’s case and the investigation is ongoing,” Detective Cecil Hobson of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office said. “Robbins was last seen in Mitchell County and we’re following up and making phone calls with anybody that may have had contact with her.”
Hobson said the agency is reviewing Robbins’ phone records, compiling physical data and interviewing people she may have reached out to. That information will then be logged into the National Crime Information Center, a database available to law enforcement nationwide.
The State Bureau of Investigation has also been contacted about the incident, according to Hobson.
Robbins is listed as five-foot-eight or five-foot-nine and between 160 and 170 pounds.
She was a longtime employee at 221 Grocery, according to its owner Ronnie Cheek, and had even contacted him just weeks before her reported disappearance about possibly returning to her job.
“She was a great person, and she’d worked here for years before she left in April,” Cheek said. “I think if she’d left Mitchell she definitely would have tried to come back to Ashe.”
Anyone with information about Robbins’ whereabouts should contact the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-688-3982.
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