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Roanoke police now believe missing woman did not choose to leave

Merle-Perez was last seen March 3

ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Police Department now believes a missing woman did not leave on her own accord.

Police asked for the public's help last Thursday to find 38-year-old Edme Merle-Perez. 

Detectives still have not been able to locate her, after conducting numerous interviews and executing several search warrants involving items belonging to Merle-Perez. 

Police say 38-year-old Edme Merle-Perez, of Roanoke, was last seen March 3 and was reported missing to police by her family on March 27. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Roanoke Police Department tip line at 540-344-8500.

Callers can remain anonymous. Anonymous text messages can be sent to 274637. Please begin any text message with the keyword "RoanokePD:" to ensure that it's properly sent. 

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