Police Launch Search for Missing North Carolina Woman

Police launched an all-out search for a missing North Carolina woman Sunday after her vehicle was found abandoned in a restaurant parking lot about seven blocks away from where she was last seen, it is reported.

According to WRAL.com Sallie Rohrbach, 44, a longtime employee with the North Carolina Department of Insurance, was reportedly last seen at a strip mall in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday.

Authorities located her state-owned 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Sunday morning in the parking lot of a Bojangles restaurant, shortly before 8 a.m, WRAL reported. There was no sign of Rohrbach.

Authorities could not confirm whether foul play had anything to do with her disappearance, according to WRAL.

Law enforcement and fire crews began searching a four- to six-block area around the Bojangles Sunday morning. A police helicopter was being used to assist with the search.

"Our fervent hope is that Sallie is found safe and sound," North Carolina Department of Insurance spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson wrote in a statement obtained by WRAL. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family."

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