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Jamie Fraley

Updated: Nov 11

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Today I’m discussing the case of Jamie Fraley from North Carolina. In 2008, Jamie Fraley was 22 and thriving. She was in college, preparing for a career that she was incredibly excited for and passionate about, she was in love, looking forward to getting married, and for the first time in her life, she was experiencing independence. While Jamie was dealing with some physical and mental health issues, it seemed like for the first time in a long time she was genuinely happy and excited for her future with a solid plan to get what she wanted.


But on April 8, Jamie really isn’t feeling well. Her stomach hurts and it just isn’t getting better so she is taken to the emergency room. She’s told she probably has the stomach flu. They give her some medication, a prescription for more medication, and send her home. But it just doesn’t get any better, so later that night, Jamie asks her future father-in-law, Rick Simonds Sr., to drive her back to the ER. But now the wait is up to almost 4 hours so Jamie decides that instead of waiting, she will just go home and hope she feels better. But she doesn’t. So, after midnight, Jamie calls someone to take her back to the ER for the third time.


Jamie is on the phone with her friend when she has to end the call saying her ride is there, specifically HE is here.


Jamie hangs up with this friend, presumably gets into a vehicle with whomever this man was, and is never seen again.


Jamie Fraley went missing from her apartment just outside of Gastonia, North Carolina on or around April 8, 2008. Jamie was 22 when she went missing, she was 4’8” tall, weighed approximately 90 pounds then, and had blond hair with brown eyes. She does have a tattoo on her ankle that says “Ricky.”

Anyone with information about Jamie is asked to call the Gaston County Police Department in North Carolina at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.



Sources:

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Lemon, Ken. “Mother Heartbroken 11 Years after Gaston County Woman's Disappearance.” WSOC TV, WSOC TV, 8 Apr. 2019, https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/mother-heartbroken-11-years-after-gaston-county-woman-s-disappearance/938094456/.


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Staff. “'Somebody Has to Know Something': 11 Years Later, Jamie Fraley Still Missing.”


Wcnc.com, 13 Apr. 2019, https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/somebody-has-to-know-something-11-years-later-jamie-fraley-still-missing/275-55ba517d-9205-42fc-95c6-a181afd1ea93.

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