Politics & Government

McCrory offers rewards in 2 unsolved attacks on women

Gov. Pat McCrory announced rewards this week for information in two unsolved cases: one in which a woman has been missing since 2006 in Halifax County; and a second in which a woman endured a near-fatal beating after she was sexually assaulted in 1992 in Harnett County.

McCrory offered rewards of $5,000 for the disappearance of Shonda Renee Stansbury in Roanoke Rapids, according a news statement issued by the governor’s office.

Stansbury was reported missing by her family on Dec. 14, 2006. She was last seen on December 7, 2006 at a residence in Roanoke Rapids, according to the release.

Police received a 911 call on Dec. 22, reporting a possible sighting of Stansbury covered in blood, running away from two men in the area of N.C. 903 and Thelma Road, according to the news release. Investigators believe Stansbury might no longer be alive.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Roanoke Rapids Police Department at 252-533-2810 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

The governor’s office is also offering a $5,000 reward in the case of an unnamed woman was abducted, severely beaten and sexually assaulted more than 20 years ago in Fayetteville.

Investigators reported that on Sept. 25, 1992, three people kidnapped the woman from her job at Fayetteville’s Lafayette Memorial Park.

The woman’s attackers struck her in the head, knocked her unconscious and then put in the trunk of her car. The suspects drove the woman to Harnett County where they raped her, severely beat her, broke her neck and left her for dead, according to the news release.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

McDonald: 919-829-4533