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Mother of missing woman believes daughter is being held against her will

Ebonee Spears, 30, has been missing since Friday, January 15. Her mother believes she is  being held against her will (Source: WPD) Ebonee Spears, 30, has been missing since Friday, January 15. Her mother believes she is being held against her will (Source: WPD)
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

It's been five days since Harriet Rivers has talked with her daughter. As each hour passes, her worries intensify.

"My mind is telling me to think the best but given the way things are happening around town its hard," Rivers said.

Ebonee Spears, 30, was reported missing by her family after they didn't hear from her Friday night. Spears' 13-year-old daughter was spending the night with her grandparents that evening. Rivers says they thought Ebonee might come over for dinner, but she called to say she had already eaten a salad and was good. Rivers says its unlike her daughter to go out on a Friday night.

"My daughter quit going out years ago," River said. "This is just not her nature."

Rivers said police searched an area around Taylor Homes apartments Tuesday where Spears lives, but there was no sign of the missing woman.

"A detective called me yesterday afternoon and said they had the dogs out by D.C. Virgo and the Community Boys Club and helicopters were out looking," Rivers said Wednesday night.

Rivers says she believes her daughter is still alive but not able to contact her.

"At this point, I'm thinking she's somewhere being held against her will because she would have called me," she said.

Rivers says her daughter desperately needs her medication. She's being treated for Lupus and depression.

If you have any information on Spears' whereabouts, you should contact police right away.

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