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UPDATE: Missing woman left on her own, police continue to investigate

Cristal Melendez (Source: Conway Police Department) Cristal Melendez (Source: Conway Police Department)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Conway police are looking for a woman who left her place of employment Wednesday morning and did not return. 

Lieutenant Selena Small said the investigation has revealed information that suggests Cristal Melendez, 20, left on her own. Small said police will still investigate because Melendez has not been in contact with anyone.

According to a Conway Police Department press release, officers went to 1613 Church St., in reference to a missing person.

Police learned an employee came to work early morning to the restaurant and walked out around 10:40 a.m., the release stated. The woman never returned and left her belongings behind.

Coworkers said this was not normal behavior and the woman’s family has not heard from her.

The missing woman has been identified as Cristal Marie Monge Melendez. She is 20 years old, stands 5 feet 3 inches, weighs 185 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or the CPD at (843) 248-1790.

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