By Charlotte Smith
It has been over two years since Abby Lynn Patterson went missing from Lumberton. Abby was last seen on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, but her family and friends continue to hope and search to find her.
Some of Abby’s family and friends are from Bladen County. One lady Abby attended church with in Bladen County stated, “I feel like she is still out there somewhere and we just need to find her.”
Abby’s mother, Samantha Lovette said, “The FBI and detectives are currently active in Abby’s missing case, but I’m very active in it also.”
“…We are trying to keep her name and face out there,” Samantha added.
Samantha organized a door-to-door canvass this past Saturday, September 28th on Alamac Road in Lumberton. About 20 volunteers came out to help.
She said, “I had a great turnout and we handed out about 250 of Abby’s flyers. I had #findabby shirts made for the ones helping canvass and that’s also the name of the FB page I generated with a huge response.”
The group met at 11:00 am. Before they started knocking on doors they joined hands in a circle and prayed for God’s help and protection, not only for Abby, but for other’s that remain missing, according to Samantha.
Some of the residents seemed to remember Abby, Samantha added, “I would like to thank all that volunteered and suffered through such hot and humid weather to help spread the word about our sweet Abby. I will never forget it and I’m forever grateful to those that helped.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation features a downloadable poster of Abby on their FBI Most Wanted list for kidnapped/missing persons list. Abby was last seen wearing brown shorts and a white shirt. According to the FBI report, she was seen getting into a brown Buick. Abby has not had any contact with family or friends since her disappearance.
The FBI is supporting the continued search efforts for Abby according to Samantha. “We are planning another door-to-door canvass and other events to keep Abby’s name and her beautiful face out there… I’m not giving up,” Samantha stated.
There is a $10,000 reward offered for information leading to her whereabouts. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Abby Lynn Patterson is asked to call the FBI’s Charlotte Field Office at (704) 672-6100, or the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845.