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Police: Missing woman last seen at downtown bar


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police say a woman missing since the weekend went to a downtown Wilmington bar Saturday afternoon.

Shannon Rippy's mother says she last spoke with her daughter Saturday night. Bobbi Lewis says she and Rippy's aunt went to Rippy's S. 5th St. home Sunday afternoon to take her out for her birthday, but she wasn't home. They left presents in front of the house. When they came by Monday, the presents were still there. That's when they called police.

Police say relatives and friends say Rippy was last seen Saturday at a bar downtown around 7 p.m. A photo from a surveillance camera shows her walking into The Husk on S. Front St. at 3 p.m.

Rippy is described as a white female, 5'5", 100 lbs, with dark brown hair. She has a red tint tattoo of a butterfly on her left shoulder.

Anyone with information on where she may be should call WPD at (910) 343-3609 or text-a-tip to Tip708.

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Are you people implying that another human being does not warrant concern or worry because they abide in the drink? Everyone deserves our love and effort when lost. I know her and she is a good person. I hope to god this turns out good but time is not on our side. Last thing I pretty sure I have heard the quote Let he who is without sin caste the first stone.... so put that in your pipe and smoke it.

I pray that she is found

I pray that she is found quickly and unharmed. I pray for strength for the family.

Diggin' up dirt...

It's amazing to me how much time someone puts into digging up dirt on the people in some of these stores like this. Wonder if the same amount of time could be spent trying to find something good/positive about a person. Wouldn't make things as interesting I suppose. SHE IS A MISSING PERSON FOR GOSH SAKES!! Geesh!

I certainly hope her family soon finds peace with the return of their loved one.

That's all folks.


Facts are awesome. Don't you think the cops have all this information to make better decisions? All these people are looking for her randomly but knowing she is a drunk and could be off on a bender with some man or in a ditch somewhere passed out and confused makes it easier to look in those places. If she was a stable non drinker and disappeared suddenly foul play would be suspected. My guess is she joined all the other drunks in the CFR. Its sad but people bring this sort of thing on themselves dont they? Drunks are selfish and have not thought of their family and friends who suffer their loss.

Time has proven that you are

Time has proven that you are a heartless, brainless, idiot for your assumptions.

Shannon Rippy

Your filthy mouth comments will come back to haunt you. Some people should keep their opinions to their self. Didn't your Mother tell you, "If you can't say something nice, keep your opinions to yourself". Who do you think you are to judge!! You sound like a previous drinker yourself-Judge that.

Horrible! Is what I call

Horrible! Is what I call this comment. What makes you a judge or expert? Your venomous tirade should make people suspect you of being involved in her disappearance.

The most amazing aspect of this story.... that presents were left on a doorstep on Fifth Street longer than twenty minutes, and they weren't stolen.


Where have you been hiding out?


Did you miss your little bigoted brother?

Daughter & Sister

Please folks, keep in mind that this woman is someone's special daughter and sister! Judge if you wish, but do it privately! You would not want to be going through this.


Also read on facebook she was arguing with someone at that bar. Why was she hanging at a bar all day, does she have an alcohol problem? She is very underweight for her height and thats a sign of substance abuse.

@ dtguy... I'm sure you are

@ dtguy... I'm sure you are a wonderful conservative republican prude who has never had a drink in your life....but if I was a betting man I would bet my bank account on the fact that one of your family members has spent an afternoon at a bar on their birthday weekend. With that thought in mind, how would you feel if your family member was missing and everyone was judging them for relaxing at a bar? Judge not... Isn't that what your BIBLE says boy?

Brain dead or brain washed?

Can't figure out which one of those you are.

Just because someone has an opinion that perhaps another person might have an alcohol abuse problem, that makes that person a Republican?

That is one of the stupidest things I've read in quite some time. Does someone tell you to say stupid stuff like this or do you make it up all on your own?

That is a bad assumption

Really??? You think she used drugs to get this height and weight? My wife is the same size after 2 kids and doesn't use drugs or drink. Your comment was very inconsiderate to her family and a stupid assumption.


Had 2 DWI's, been in prison for them and worthless checks. I think you hit the nail on the head.

Time has proven you are an

Time has proven you are an idiot.

People suck

Good god. Who speaks so ill of the dead or likely dead?!?! You and your comments are disgusting. You poor thing. Bless your heart.