Concord, NC Police Chief’s Daughter Missing; Last Seen in Plaza-Midwood Section of Charlotte

Anyone With Information About Disappearance or Anyone Seeing an Individual Matching Woman’s Description Should Call 911 Immediately

Friday, Septembern17, 2010

By Steve Lyttle
slyttle@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police continued their search Friday for a 23-year-old woman who has been missing since being seen early Wednesday morning at a restaurant in Plaza Midwood.

 Investigators returned Friday morning to the Arboretum-area apartment complex where Valerie Hamilton, daughter of Concord police Chief Merl Hamilton, lives. They had searched the same complex Thursday.

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Valerie Grace Hamilton

 Police also released a description of a man who was seen with Hamilton early Wednesday at the Thomas Street Tavern.

 “Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have been doing a fabulous job,” Merl Hamilton said at midday Friday. He declined to elaborate on what investigators had told him, but one officer told WCNC-TV, the Observer’s news partner, police had developed leads that caused them to be more concerned about Valerie Hamilton’s well-being.

 She was seen at Thomas Street Tavern, on Thomas Avenue at Central Avenue, between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Her vehicle was found in the restaurant parking lot.

 Family members, friends and employers have not heard from her since.

 Hamilton is attending CPCC in hopes of becoming a teacher and works at a Charlotte restaurant.

 Police say Hamilton is 5 feet 3 and 125 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police also say she has a distinctive tattoo on the back of her neck – three stars in a horizontal design.

 By checking video surveillance cameras at the restaurant, police were able to provide a description of the man who was with Hamilton. They say he was a light-skinned white male. His hair was short and dark, with some white in it. He was clean-shaven, about 5 feet 10 and 165 pounds. He was wearing jeans and a T-shirt and did not have any visible tattoos or earrings.

 He was in his mid to late 30s with no facial hair.

 Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 911 or contact a CMPD detective, 704-432-TIPS. Or information can be left with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

 WCNC-TV contributed.

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