NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A woman who has not been heard from since Sept. 1 may be endangered, according to police.
Police say Kathleen Haley, 37, last spoke to her family on Sept. 1 and has not been seen since Aug. 22. Haley's family told WAVY.com it took two phone calls to police to file a missing persons report Sept. 7.
"[The officer] felt under the circumstances that it was not at that point a missing persons [case]," Haley's mother said. A second call to police from Haley's family and another officer looking into the case classified it as a missing persons case.
Haley may be endangered because she has not been seen or heard from. Her vehicle has been parked at her residence and has not been moved and items from her home are missing, according to a press release from Newport News Police.
"We're already nine days behind the 8-ball," Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department said. "There's certain information that only the person that might be involved with Haley that might have harmed her. If that is what happened, we don't that information to go out because that will help us with our investigation. At this point, we can't say one way or the other [if Haley is alive.] We hope and we pray that she is."
WAVY.com spoke with Haley's family members Sunday afternoon who say they are worried about her.
"Worried, nervous, just hoping to find out where she is," said her sister Diane Roman. People who lived near Haley on West Avenue in Newport News echoed the sentiment.
"She was a good friend of mine and I really miss her. If anyone has any information about where [she is], please let me know," said neighbor Calvin Whitaker.
"If anyone has seen her or knows where she is, or you know, anything at all, to please call," Roman said. Her husband, Manuel echoed the sentiment.
"Even if it just seems minor, if it seems like it's, you know, it would be no big deal, it will be great if we could hear about it," he told WAVY.com. "You just never know when a small detail is going to make a big difference."
Haley is described as standing 5' and weighing 110 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information regarding Haley's whereabouts is asked to call Police Communications at 757-247-2500 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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