Jacksonville police find missing persons
Jacksonville police have located two of three people missing in separate cases reported to local news media Thursday.
Willie Patrick Royal, 26, was found to be safe and sound Friday, said JPD detective Len Condry.
Hitashia Rhodes Armstrong Spicer, 34, of Jacksonville, went to the police station and spoke with investigators after seeing a report about her in The Daily News, Condry said. He explained that in order for a missing person case to be closed, the person believed missing has to make personal contact with a law enforcement officer.
Still missing is Antonio Olvera Sanchez, 27, of Pink Hill.
Lenoir County authorities have scaled back their search near the Jones-Lenoir County line for Sanchez, who walked off the job from a Pink Hill hog house Wednesday morning around 7:30 a.m., said Maj. Chris Hill, chief of administrations for the Lenoir County Sheriff ’s Office.
Sanchez is said to have a mental illness and was wearing his work clothing — a beige one-piece jump suit, green or tan rubber boots and possibly a sweatshirt — when he disappeared, Hill said.
Sanchez’s destination or direction of travel from the facility is unknown. Sanchez is described as five feet, seven inches tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Sanchez should call Detective Christy Smith at the Lenoir County Sheriff Office at 252-559-6140.