Missing woman’s SUV found in Anson County, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are trying to find Allisha Dene Watts, 39, of Moore County, who was last seen on July 16 leaving a home on Pamela Lorraine Drive in University City.

Family members are concerned for her safety.

She visits Charlotte to see family regularly.

“And the only time she missed is the times that she has to work every other weekend,” said Gwendolyn Utley, Watts’ cousin.

Utley said the home on Pamela Lorraine Drive is where Watt’s boyfriend lives.

“I last saw my cousin Allisha Watts Sunday,” Utley said. “I was coming from church. Me and my family. And her and her boyfriend was coming out and they were getting in the car as if they were going somewhere.”

Utley said Watts came to Charlotte that weekend with specific plans in mind.

“That’s the same day that we were having the event, we were supposed to attend at the comedy show, that she never showed up at,” Utely said.

That is why Utely filed a police report.

Watts, of Moore County, was seen in her black 2023 Mercedes Benz GLC 300, possibly heading toward Moore County, CMPD announced Monday.

The vehicle was found on July 18 in Anson County but Watts was not with it, police said.

“My cousin was a dedicated person,” Utely said. “She would never not show up to her job, so when Monday approached and she never showed up to her job, and her employer started calling, we knew for a fact it was something wrong.”

Call 911 if you have information.

“We just hope that she is OK,” Utely said. “That’s our main focus right now. We need to locate her.”

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Jonathan Lowe

Jonathan Lowe, wsoctv.com

Jonathan is a reporter for WSOC-TV.

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