Remains of a Robeson Co. woman missing since last July identified

Robeson Co. Sheriff’s Office confirmed and released the identity of remains found last month as a woman who went missing last Independence Day. The skeletal remains located on Feb. 27, 2019 near the railroad tracks along railroad tracks near Barker Ten Mile Road and Powersville Road just outside of Lumberton have been identified as Susan Dial McGirt. McGirt, 55, of 600 Mount Moriah Church Rd., Lumberton who has been missing since July 4, 2018. McGirt was last seen walking away from her assisted living facility, Covenant Care Center, heading toward I-95.

Susan Girt

A Silver Alert was issued after McGirt went missing from the facility as a missing/endangered woman. This Silver Alert was cancelled by the N.C. Department of Public Safety at the request of the Robeson County Sheriffs Office Oct. 15, 2018 at 11:03am.

McGirt was last seen in a floral night gown and pink pajamas on the night of her disappearance.
A cause of death has not been determined by the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office.

MISSING JUVENILE: Spindale PD is seeking public help finding 17-year-old Terah Hunsicker


The Spindale Police is asking for your help to find missing 17-year-old Terah Hunsicker.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 she left her home on Spindale St. Her Foster mother returned home from work and the juvenile was missing. No danger is currently suspected. She has contacted some individuals but will tell where she is.

She was reported missing from her home on February 19th.

She is 5’6″

165 lbs.

Red hair and green eyes.

Piercing above her left eyebrow and both sides of her bottom lip.

If you have information about the location of Hunsicker, please contact Spindale Police at 828-286-3464 or call 911.

UPDATE: #FOUND SAFE MISSING SENIOR: Wilmington PD asks public help locating 85-year-old Donald Calder

MISSING: 85 yo Donald Walter Calder 5’04”, 200 lbs, grey hair, brown eyes, may have a small suitcase, left family’s house in 300 block of Pinecliff Dr sometime this evening. Use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609.

MISSING: Police are looking for a missing 21-year-old Wilmington woman

Wilmington police are looking for a missing woman who was reportedly last seen around 1am Friday, Feb. 15th on Carnation Ct.

MISSING: Calquana Victoria Maynor

Age: 21

Height: 5’3″

Weight: 115 pounds

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Other identifying characteristics: Tattoo of a ladybug on front thigh, tattoo of a heart on her hand.

Contact WPD at 910.343.3609 or use Text A Tip if you have info.

UPDATE: FOUND SAFE! Missing 8-year-old in Shelby NC


UPDATE: Family members reported that Tristen has been found safe after a search that went on several hours tonight in Cleveland County.

The Onslow Beat is elated to report a happy and swift ending tonight.

Continue reading “UPDATE: FOUND SAFE! Missing 8-year-old in Shelby NC”

UPDATE: (Found Safe) Publics help needed in locating runaway juvenile

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a runaway juvenile.

Alice Star Morris, juvenile runaway.

Alice Star Morris was last seen in the early morning hours of February 4, 2019. Alice is currently under a doctor’s care. She may be in the company of Zachary Joseph Journey, who drives a 1996 Dodge Ram truck, N.C. tag VJ-46948. The truck is black in color.

Morris has blue eyes, her hair is either black or blonde. She weighs around 130 pounds and is 5-foot-6. Authorities are unsure what she was last seen wearing.

It’s unclear which direction they may have traveled as well as the relationship between the two.

If you know of either Alice’s or Zachary’s whereabouts, please contact Det.C. Parrish at 910-989-4065; or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019001800.

BREAKING UPDATE: 3 year old Casey Hathaway FOUND ALIVE!!

Casey has been found alive. He was located by professional search and rescue crews off Toler and Aurora Roads.

He is in good health, is talking and being evaluated by doctors at Carolina East Medical Center.

He is with his family.

FBI and Craven County LE said, Thank you all for helping us #FindCasey.

Night three into the search for Casey Hathaway

The search for Casey Hathaway continues into Thursday night. Professional searchers will cover treacherous areas fanning out from Toler Road where Casey was last seen on Tuesday, Jan., 22, 2019.

A number of law enforcement officers are involved as well as 7 search and rescue teams from the Johnston Co SO SAR, Lenoir Co SO SAR, Pender Co SAR, Northeast SAR, Coastal Carolina SAR, Chocowinity SAR, and New Bern Fire and Rescue. K9’s from the State Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children assisted today.

Several ponds on a nearby property were checked on Wednesday and Thursday by swift water teams from local fire departments. Drones flew over many acres nearby. A helicopter from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will return tomorrow to help with search efforts. It was grounded today because of bad weather.

Volunteers who arrive in the morning will be assigned search areas if and as they become available. Officials greatly appreciate the public’s desire to help us with this important task. However, the terrain is treacherous. Areas are flooded and filled with sinkholes, even the trained searchers are having trouble navigating safely.

Keep praying #FindCasey.

JUST IN: 9-11 Call Audio in missing report of 3 year-old Casey Hathaway

The Onslow Beat submitted a request to Craven Co. EMS Director, Stanley Kite for 9-11 call audio release where the missing toddler, 3-year-old Casey Hathaway was reported missing on Tues., Jan. 22 from his family members back yard where he was reportedly playing with two other child relatives, a sibling and a cousin.

Officials authorized the release of this 9-11 call audio today and the 9-11 call has been edited to adhere to NC 9-11 recording laws which protect some particular information.

The contents of “911” and other emergency telephone calls received by or on behalf of public law enforcement agencies, except for such contents that reveal the natural voice, name, address, telephone number, or other information that may identify the caller, victim, or witness. In order to protect the identity of the complaining witness, the contents of “911” and other emergency telephone calls may be released pursuant to this section in the form of a written transcript or altered voice reproduction; provided that the original shall be provided under process to be used as evidence in any relevant civil or criminal proceeding. -NC G.S. 132-1.4 (c)(4)



This morning NCMEC (NC Missing Endangered Children) was on scene with trained K-9, Daisy to continue search for Casey in inclement conditions as heavy downpours and winds swept through the ENC region this morning.

Daisy, NCMEC


UPDATED: 6:04PM Experts continue search in rain and cold winds for ENC missing toddler Casey Hathaway


Professional teams are conducting a massive and methodical search. Officials have some new photos of Casey to share with you. Keep praying we will find him and bring him home safe and sound very soon.

If you see Casey or have information to help us locate him, call the tip line at 252-636-6703 or the Craven County SO at 252-633-0498.


The search for 3-year-old Casey Hathaway continues Thursday morning, despite challenging weather conditions.  Heavy rain and strong winds are pounding the area surrounding Toler Road where Casey was last seen on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.  At this time, only professional searchers are being used because of serious safety concerns with the weather.  Volunteer searchers who arrive on scene will be allowed to sign up, but may not be used because of the dangerous weather conditions. 

 If you see Casey or have information to help us locate him, call the tip line at 252-636-6703 or the Craven County SO at 252-633-0498. 

Resources from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are now in Craven County helping in this search.   

Continue reading “UPDATED: 6:04PM Experts continue search in rain and cold winds for ENC missing toddler Casey Hathaway”

Overnight search continues in Craven County for 3 year old Casey Hathaway

The search for 3-year-old Casey Hathaway continues tonight in Craven County, North Carolina.  The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation to find Casey.  He was reported missing on Jan. 22, 2019, by a relative. 

Casey had been playing outside the home with two other young children (ages 5 & 8) he is related to (sibling and a cousin) and he did not come back inside with them.  A relative in the home searched for Casey and when they were unable to find him, called 911.  Craven County Sheriff’s Deputies responded within minutes.  An intense search began and has expanded by the minute.  Today, hundreds of professional searchers and civilian volunteers walked through rough terrain around the home to try and locate Casey. 

Sheriff Chip Hughes said this afternoon, “Volunteers would soon be sent home for the night due to safety concerns.  Professionally trained searchers will continue to work overnight.” Additional search assets will return in the morning.  Volunteers should meet at the staging area at 8:00 tomorrow morning at New Haven Church located at 2755 Aurora Road, Ernul, North Carolina.  

While on the ground in the area this afternoon, The Onslow Beat was fortunate to talk to several people who live nearby and volunteers from other areas. During one conversation, a source who wishes to remain anonymous alleged that a family member of his had been questioned in the disappearance of Casey Hathaway last night for several hours by law enforcement. During one press conference today, Sheriff Hughes stated there’s no reason to believe otherwise at this time beyond a missing child case.

Anyone living near Toler Road in Ernul, North Carolina, where Casey was last seen should check their own properties to assist us to locate Casey.  Casey is white, with blonde hair and brown eyes.  He weighs 25 pounds and is 28 inches tall. If you see Casey or have information to help us locate him, call the tip line at 252-636-6703 or the Craven County SO at 252-633-0498. 

Search continues for missing toddler Casey Hathaway

Volunteer support poured in by the hundreds Wednesday morning to help search for three-year-old missing toddler, Casey Hathaway in Craven County.

So many volunteers showed up today, authorities are now managing volunteers at a staging area to transport to needed search areas. The location for volunteers is 2755 Aurora Rd at New Havens Church gym.

Deputies said Casey Hathaway went missing from his grandmother’s home, in Ernul, around 1:45 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd where he was outside with two other young children. The other two returned inside the home from playing outside in the backyard.

Officials said the grandmother and several others searched for Casey for 45 minutes before calling 911.

Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said his deputies have not ruled out any possibilities in the boy’s disappearance, including “abduction or kidnapping.” However, the FBI, who is assisting in the investigation, said they have no reason to believe the boy didn’t just walk away and is now lost.

Live Stream afternoon conference with Sheriff Chip Hughes

Craven co. temperatures reached below freezing, with lows in the 20s for over 6 hours last night according to the NWS database.

Casey is 2’4″, weighs 25 pounds, has strawberry blonde hair, and brown eyes.

BREAKING: Missing Craven Co. 3 year-old boy.

Casey Hathaway, age 3, was reported missing from his grandmother’s home on Toler Rd. in Ernul, NC around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Casey Hathaway, age 3

Casey was outside playing in the yard with two other children and was discovered missing when the other children came inside and Casey was nowhere to be found. They searched the rural, wooded area for 45 minutes and called the police when Casey couldn’t be located.

He is 3 ft tall, with strawberry blonde hair and was last seen wearing a blue coat and dark colored pants. The temperatures are expected to drop overnight and Casey isn’t dressed appropriately.

Casey Hathaway, age 3

If anyone lives in the area, please ask neighbors to check any trail cams or security cameras on their property.

If you see or find Casey, please dial 9-11 or call Craven Co. Sheriff’s Department immediately at (252) 636-6620.

UPDATE: FOUND SAFE AMBER ALERT NC: MT. AIRY 12yr old boy, Anthony Diaz abducted

UPDATE: Amber has been cancelled as of 3:30 PM Sunday.

There’s no information about the abductor at this time.

Anthony Manuel Diaz, age 12 reportedly last seen Jan 6, 2019 in Mount Airy, NC. Police reported that that Diaz went missing from the 900 block of Willow Street.

Diaz is described as a Hispanic male approximately 4’7″ tall weighing approximately 78 pounds he has short curly brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue and gray pajamas with a shark on the shirt.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, com mount airy police at 336-786-3535, 9-11 or *HP

Anthony M. Diaz, 12. Photo Cred. NCMEC

An amber alert was released this morning for a child abduction.

Rayne Wilson still missing after a month

In Dec. 2018, The Onslow Beat published a story on 15-year-old Rayne Wilson who was reported missing out of Columbus County, NC. She was last seen getting off of a school bus and into a gold car on Nov. 19 at about 3:15pm at the Bolton youth center.

The Onslow Beat published on Dec. 15 on social media (Facebook) the missing person’s information and photo that rapidly gained over 1,000 shares. From that, a Facebook profile by the name of “Rayne Wilson” commented on the post a few days after many people began sharing in concern and she quickly deleted those comments. This Rayne Wilson profile also began to communicate with The Onslow Beat via messenger on the network. Immediately all proper channels of communicating with authorities were attempted as mandated to report by law.

What we have learned from a phone interview shortly after the initial story, with a close family member that Rayne’s mother is alleged to be battling addiction and her father is alleged to be incarcerated for drug related charges. Additionally, in the conversation with Ms. Wilson, she confirmed this as she was vocal about this as well.

Wilson expressed that, “DSS made my life hell!” This is often the case emotionally for many teenagers who are forced into foster care situations. Wilson allegedly was living with her grandmother where there was a matter of conflict in regards to her ability to remain there in some light. It is believed that this is the root cause of her running away.

In the matter of the juvenile contacting The Onslow Beat directly, contact for follow ups and updates have been maintained with Columbus County Sheriff’s Dept. to hopefully see this young lady provided the help she needs and ensure a safe, productive environment.

Last week in a phone interview with Chief Herring of Columbus County Sheriff’s Dept., following much conversation with Det. DiCicco who’s the investigator of this case, he reported that there have been numerous avenues taken find Rayne Wilson with no success at that time.

“As of Friday, law enforcement still has been unable to located Ms. Wilson.  An outside agency assisted us last week with attempting to locate her at a possible address but they were unable to locate her.  We are still actively searching for Ms. Wilson and are receiving assistance from other agencies in the areas that she is known to visit.” -Chief Herring.

There is still an open and active missing persons report for Rayne Wilson. If you have any information on her whereabouts, see her or have experienced a sighting, please contact the Columbus County Sheriff’s Department and speak with Det. A. DiCicco.

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office

805 Washington Street

Whiteville, NC  28472

Phone: (910) 642-6551

Fax: (910) 642-4321