Burlington woman missing since Friday

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington woman left her Beaumont Avenue home Friday and hasn’t been seen since. Now police are asking the public for help finding her.

Debra Dianne Sellars told her son she was going out and would be back Saturday morning. She never came back, but Burlington Police Capt. Steve Smith said his officers did find her 2000 Ford Windstar.

“We actually located the car on Friday evening. Somebody called it in as being suspicious,” Smith said. “Then again Saturday, we got another call about the car, which was at another location, and this time the license plates had been removed.”

Smith said, in his experience, that’s odd. It’s the same fact that has Sellars’ sister Shelia Daye fearing the worst.

“That’s when I started wondering, ‘Something’s got to be going on.’ I wonder if she’s somewhere in a ditch, in the woods, needing my help and I can’t get to her,” Daye said.

Her two children, a 25-year-old son and a 16-year-old daughter, are distraught over their mother, who was also their best friend.

“Her kids are hysterical. Her son won’t eat. He won’t leave be house. I just want my sister to come home,” Daye said.

According to Daye, the last time she spoke with her sister Dianne, Sellars told her she was in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Rodney Enoch. Enoch is due in court July 18 for a December incident, in which court records say he assaulted Dianne Sellars.

Daye hopes her sister was just getting away from Enoch instead of something much worse.

“That’s what I want to believe, but I can’t say that because that’s something that she’s never done,” Daye said.

If you have any information, you’re urged to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or call Alamance County Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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