Jalesa Chantell Reynolds

Above: Reynolds, circa 2010


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 22, 2010 from Scotland Neck, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 4, 1991
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 220 - 230 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Reynolds's nicknames are J and Lesa. She has patches of dark pigment on her arms.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink shirt, a blue denim jacket with a flower design on the back, tan khaki pants, black sneakers with velcro straps, and a black head scarf and bobby pins in her hair.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Reynolds was last seen in Scotland Neck, North Carolina on February 22, 2010. On the day of her disappearance, she went to the Scotland Neck Memorial Library to access the internet, something she had been doing recently on a daily basis. She logged off her Facebook account at the library at 11:00 a.m. At 1:40 p.m., she logged on again from a computer at the home of Dwayne Davis in the 200 block of Cemetery Road, about one and a half miles outside of town. Authorities believe Reynolds left that residence between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. This is the last indication of her whereabouts; she has never been heard from again.

    Dwayne Davis is a registered sex offender; he served almost seven years in prison for a 1993 rape conviction. Investigators have named him as a person of interest in Reynolds's disappearance, but he hasn't faced any charges connected with it. Reynolds is described as a shy teenager who was more outgoing online than in person. She was unemployed at the time of her disappearance and attended GED classes at Halifax Community College. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Scotland Neck Police Department

    Halifax County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
    WFMY News 2
    WTVD 11
    WNCT 9
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 21, 2011; middle name added, distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.

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