'We're not giving up:' Family searches for missing Sampson Co. woman; husband wanted for questioning

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

ROSEBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 39-year-old Sampson County woman is missing and could be in danger.

Deputies are trying to find Kiara Wiggins.

And her family is desperately searching too.

"Rain, sleet, snow, whatever, we're coming, honey. We're going to find you," her older sister Judy Murray said.

Wiggins was last seen June 9. Her family reported her missing June 18.

"Lord knows we're not giving up," Murray said.

They are praying she's still alive.

The reported her missing when they stopped hearing from her on a daily basis as they usually do.

"Me and her talk on a regular basis, all the time," Murray said.

Sampson County Sheriff's Office said it would like to talk to her husband, Carl Wiggins, 49.

Murray spoke to Carl on Saturday.

"I said, 'where's my sister?'" Murray said. "He said, he tells me, 'she's with some friend.' I said, 'well, tell me the friend so I can contact them to get my sister.' And then he just blew up."

Kiara's family thinks he may be involved in her disappearance and potentially her death.

"I'm sure she's not with us no more, but let us find her body and put her at rest," Murray said. "We looking. Baby girl, we going to find you one way or the other. One way or the other, baby girl, we looking."

Carl reportedly stole a 2003 Ford Excursion in Bladen County on June 17. That vehicle is black and has license plate KM2969.

In addition to the car theft, investigators want to question him about his wife's whereabouts.

"I need closure, that's all I need," Murray said. "And I'm not going to be satisfied until I get some closure. I promise you that."

Carl Wiggins is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows where he can be found is asked to call Sampson County Sheriff's Office at (910) 592-4141.