Police seek missing Augusta woman

Monday, June 15, 2009 2:43 PM
Last updated 4:50 PM
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Richmond County investigators are looking into what they are calling the “suspicious” disappearance of an Augusta woman, Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said today.

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Jessica Lynn Murphy

Jessica Lynn Murphy, 30, of Tubman Street, left for work at The Augusta Chronicle on Saturday and has not been seen since, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

Ms. Murphy told her mother she was going by the residence she shared with her estranged husband to feed a cat before she drove to work, the report said. At about 1:45 p.m. Ms. Murphy was last seen on Mike Padgett Highway at Brown Road. Investigators said they think Ms. Murphy may be in danger, Lt. Peebles said in an e-mail.

Her husband, 37-year-old Scottie Murphy, is believed to have moved out of the Tubman Street home about two weeks ago, and police are now trying to locate him.

Ms. Murphy was last seen driving her green 2003 Kia Rio, which had a white replacement door handle on the passenger side, Lt. Peebles said.

Ms. Murphy works in The Chronicle’s advertising department.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s department at (706) 821-1080.

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weatheringheights
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weatheringheights 06/15/09 - 02:11 pm
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"worked"? So does that mean

"worked"? So does that mean she's fired?

sunnyday
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sunnyday 06/15/09 - 02:13 pm
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Or dead? Come on Chronicle!!

Or dead? Come on Chronicle!!

pattymc70
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pattymc70 06/15/09 - 02:46 pm
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Where does it say "worked"?

Where does it say "worked"? Am I missing something?

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sueboo418 06/15/09 - 03:07 pm
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I don't see "worked" anywhere

I don't see "worked" anywhere in the article, it says "works". I hope she is found safe.

whoshere
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whoshere 06/15/09 - 03:13 pm
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Yes, it says "Ms. Murphy

Yes, it says "Ms. Murphy 'works' in The Chronicle's advertising department."

weatheringheights
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weatheringheights 06/15/09 - 03:59 pm
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They changed it. The

They changed it. The original version gave much less information and said she "worked", past tense for the chronicle.

My Way
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My Way 06/15/09 - 07:14 pm
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I hope that they find her. I

I hope that they find her. I will keep the family in my prayers.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 06/15/09 - 07:50 pm
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You can't see the tag in

You can't see the tag in picture 6, does the tag have one of those ...filters on it?

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TrulyWorried 06/15/09 - 11:14 pm
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Most of you ranters are truly

Most of you ranters are truly pathetic - you don't have 2 cents worth of decency or compassion. Always out to spot possible misquotes and errors. Grow up and stay off line if you don't have any sensible comment. I hope and pray that Ms. Murphy will be found safe and sound and very soon!!

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dhd1108 06/16/09 - 06:55 am
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i live across the street from

i live across the street from her old house.. i'll defintely keep an eye out for her.. & the husband...

AAQueen
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AAQueen 06/16/09 - 08:38 am
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Need to put in what the

Need to put in what the husband is driving and a description of him.

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