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Police retrace missing woman’s steps

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Authorities say a missing Pennsylvania woman made it to the Rocky Mount bus station and purchased a ticket but never got on the bus.

Police continue to investigate the disappearance of 32-year-old Sianeh Togbah Sherman who stayed at a Wilson hotel on April 9. Police said Tuesday that Sherman hired a Wilson cab company the following day on April 10 to take her to the Rocky Mount bus station.

Sherman paid cash for a bus ticket to Maryland, but failed to make the bus, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud Investigators obtained photographs that showed Sherman was last seen at the bus station, Stroud said.

The Wilson Police Department confirmed with Sherman’s family that she was the person in images captured at the bus station, he added.

Stroud said the Wilson Police Department has been working with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and the Rocky Mount Police Department regarding Sherman’s disappearance.

“At this time, Sherman is still missing,” he said.

Police found Sherman’s belongings in the Wilson hotel room on April 9, but no signs of her were present.

Police said Sherman had stayed at the Sleep Inn at 5011 Hayes Place near Interstate 95 on April 9.

Family members told the Wilson Times on Monday they last spoke with her on April 10. They said she seemed to be in good spirits. Sherman was a model and was trying to make it big, her family said.

Sherman’s family traveled to Wilson over the weekend in hopes of finding any clues regarding her disappearance. Family members also pleaded with the public to call authorities with any information that could assist in the search.

Sherman, a mother to two young children, is of Liberian descent and lived in Atglen, a borough in Chester County near Philadelphia.

Sherman was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Touraeg with Pennsylvania license plate RNW-6511. Authorities here say the missing vehicle has been entered into the National Crime Information Center law enforcement database.

“I’m praying every day that my daughter comes home safely,” Sherman’s mother, Bendu Outland-Togbah, told The Wilson Times on Monday.

Sherman’s family members aren’t sure how she got to Wilson.

Anyone who has seen Sherman or has information on her current whereabouts is asked to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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