UPDATE: Roanoke Police say missing woman has been found
By Duke Carter, New River Valley Reporter - bio | email
Courtesy: Roanoke City Police
ROANOKE, VA -
2:30 p.m. update:
Whitney Fravel, 22, has been found.
Roanoke Police say Saturday around 1 p.m., detectives were able to locate her.
"After an intensive investigative effort, Fravel was located and it was determined that at no time was she endangered. Detectives were able to determine that the incident was precipitated by a domestic disorder and that the information received by a third party regarding the potential endangerment was actually false," said a news release from police. "The Roanoke Police Department appreciates the efforts and attentiveness of the citizens who assisted by providing information during the investigation."
After police asked for the public's help for information, they received tips that they followed up on Saturday morning.
Roanoke Police are investigating a missing person case and asking for help from the public.
Whitney Fravel,22, was reported missing to Roanoke Police on Friday at approximately 10 p.m.
An associate of Fravel reported receiving information that she was in danger and was being held against her will.
She was last seen at the Days Inn on Orange Ave NE around 5:00 pm Friday.
Fravel is described as a white female, 22 years old. She is 5'5" and weighs about 110 lbs. Her hair is dark brown and she has dark brown eyes. Her hair was pulled up in a "mohawk" style at the time she went missing.
She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red interior, black and red shirt, Spandex style leggings and black shoes.
Anyone who had contact Whitney since 5 p.m. Friday, or knows her whereabouts, is asked to call the Roanoke Police Department at 853-2212 or 911.
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