Virginia State Police issue Ashanti Alert for Southampton woman after blood found

Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 12:57:56-05

SOUTHAMPTON Co., Va. - The Ashanti Alert issued by Virginia State Police has expired for a Southampton woman last seen on February 21.

Cynthia Carver.T

The expiration of her Ashanti Alert does not come from developments in the case but the time for the alert has expired. There are still no current updates on her whereabouts or condition.

According to the Southampton sheriff's office, they received a call Friday at approximately 1 p.m. from a mother concerned over the welfare of her daughter, 34-year-old Cynthia Carver.

No one had heard from Cynthia Carver who is a mother of two since Thursday night.

Relatives said she’s worked as a correctional officer for the past five years and just started a new job.

"It’s scary. I just want know where my child is," said Ann Carver, Cynthia's mother.

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Deputies said Cynthia’s mother called 911 at around 1 o’clock Friday afternoon from her daughter’s home on Everett Street in the small town of Newsoms.

She said there was a lot of blood and a bloody knife near the sofa.

Deputies said they found blood evidence to suggest that a crime had occurred.

Her mom said her daughter normally keeps the house locked up tight and communicates daily with her.

"She doesn’t usually let anybody come into her house. She’s protective of her kids," said Ann Carver.

Friends and family say they have been handing out flyers.

"I’m grateful for all these people. They’re supportive and they love Cynthia and those kids so I’m grateful. I just want to get her home," said Ann Carver.

"I’m upset but I’m frustrated because I don’t know where she is because she’s always sends me a text or something," said Antoine Little, Cynthia's brother.

Her loved ones wants answers.

"That’s my baby sister. I don’t know where she’s at. Whoever has her, they need to bring her home," said Little. "We will keep looking. We’re not going to stop looking. We’re not going to let them win like that. We’re not going to stop looking. We will keep looking. Keep moving forward."

Carver is described as a black female, 5 foot 1 inches in height, and weighs 140 pounds.

When units responded to Carver's address on Everett Street in Newsoms, they found blood, suggesting that a crime had occurred. The residence was secured and a search warrant was obtained.

Carver was last seen on Thomaston Road in Newsoms around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information on her location is asked to call the Southampton County Sheriff's Office at 757-653-2100 or the Crime Line at 757-653-2900.