As the search for a missing south Charlotte mom and her daughter enters its third day, a relative says he believes the duo are trying to avoid discovery.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have asked for the public’s help in locating 33-year-old Megan Stack and her 8-year-old daughter Ava.
A police statement said Megan Stack’s “emotional state and recent behavior” have created “serious concern for their safety.” Detectives said Stack took her 8-year-old daughter Ava with her when she left her home on Cloister Drive at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The community is in the Foxcroft area of south Charlotte, off Providence Road.
Ava’s father, Timothy Lybarger, told new outlets the girl was last seen Monday at school. He said Ava was picked up from Bain Elementary School Monday by her mother.
Lybarger told WSOC that he believes Stack doesn't have a grasp on reality and believes people are after her and that her life is in danger. Lybarger also told WSOC that Stack went to a business off North Graham Street and dumped her phone, laptop, wallet, credit cards and camera so she couldn't be traced.
“She is my world,” he said of Ava in a press conference. “She is everything to me. She is all I have. She’s missing.”
CMPD Spokesperson Rob Tufano said police are looking at footage from the cameras at the school, and are following Megan Stacks financial transactions or any social media posts, according to the Observer’s news partner WBTV.
Police said Tuesday that Ava was last seen wearing a white short-sleeve shirt with a heart design on it, purple jeans, gray shoes and a fuchsia zip-up jacket.
The two are believed to be in a silver 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe with a paper tag. Megan Stack was last seen wearing a maroon jacket, pants and black boots, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.