Cleveland case prompts memories of missing NC women

Cleveland case prompts memories of missing NC women

EASTERN CAROLINA - As the three Cleveland women continue to share their stories of survival after they were abducted and held captive for 10 years, NewsChannel 12 revisits cases of missing women in Eastern Carolina.

Christina Lewis, of New Bern in Craven County, vanished on June 20, 2000, when she was 17 years. Investigators said they don't exactly know how Lewis disappeared, but believe foul play is a possibility.

Lewis' last contact with family was on June 6, 2000. At that time, she was about 5'3'' and 110 lbs, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She also had a pierced tongue and naval. Investigators said Lewis may go by the nickname, "Teena." She would be 29 years old today.

Timeka Pridgen, of La Grange in Lenoir County, disappeared on May 12, 2001, when she was 16 years old. She's being considered "endangered missing."

Pridgen was 5'7'' and about 165 lbs when she vanished, investigators said. She also had braces in her teeth and light highlights in her hair. Pridgen would be 28 years old today and may go by the nickname, "Meka."

Jalesa Reynolds, of Scotland Neck in Halifax County, was last seen on Feb. 22, 2010, when she was 18 years old.

On the day that Reynolds vanished, she used a public computer at the Scotland Neck Memorial Library and logged onto a social networking website at about 11 a.m., police said. Almost three hours later, she logged onto another computer at a home on Cemetery Road. Reynolds left that home between 2 and 3 p.m., according to police.

Reynolds was 5'2'' and 230 lbs when she disappeared, according to investigators. She had black hair and brown eyes, and her nickname was"J." Reynolds would be 21 years old today.

The S.B.I. , Highway Patrol, and officials with the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner searched for Reynolds again in October 2012, but did not find any signs of her.

Those with information on the whereabouts of the women are asked to call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's 24-hour hotline at 1-800-843-5678. More information can be found on their website,

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