Police and family release more details about missing Wilmington mom


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — More new details are coming out about what happened in the days leading up to a Wilmington mom’s disappearance.

Ebonee Spears was reported missing last month.

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Wilmington police have confirmed Spears was at the police department Thursday, Jan. 14, the day before family members said they last heard from her. Spears’ mother said Ebonee drove to WPD and she and Ebonee’s father met their daughter there. The department said Spears’ father came in asking for help getting Ebonee committed, and her mother said she was not acting herself.

“At the time I didn’t even think about doing an involuntary, I was just so distraught, and not thinking, you know what is happening with her,” said Harriett Rivers, Ebonee’s mother. “I can’t get the help that I know she needs.”

Rivers said Thursday night they went home, the next morning Ebonee was doing better. She also said Spears went back to her apartment Friday morning at The Pointe at Taylor Estates.

Rivers said things were fine until later in the evening.

WWAY learned from WPD that Spears went back to the police department around 8 p.m., to make a phone call, and ended up going back to her apartment.

Police have confirmed that a man who lives in the apartment complex spoke with Spears around 10 p.m. Friday night. Rivers said when a friend went to go see Spears around 11 p.m, they couldn’t find her.

Police said they are still tracking down leads. If you have any information please contact the Wilmington Police Department.