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Gastonia police searching for woman who hasn't contacted family recently

Laporscha Baldwin last spoke with her family on Oct. 10 and may have had contact with her ex-boyfriend.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Gastonia Police Department is asking for help finding a woman they say has not been in contact with her family since Sunday, Oct. 10.

The department shared a photo of 30-year-old Laporscha Chantal Baldwin, saying she last spoke with her family around 2 p.m. that day. According to police, Baldwin's family has been unable to contact her since then. Her car was also found abandoned along the southbound lanes of I-85 near Sam Wilson Road and Belmont.

** MISSING PERSON ** Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department are asking the public for help in locating a...

Posted by Gastonia Police Department on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Officers believe Baldwin may have had contact with her ex-boyfriend, 35-year-old Charles Combs of Charlotte. The departments said they were thus far unable to locate him.

Baldwin stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 190 pounds. She has brown eyes and dark hair. Baldwin was last seen wearing a rose-colored blouse, blue jeans, and grey shoes.

Anyone who knows where she is should call 911 or 704-866-6702. Callers can remain anonymous.

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