ONE YEAR LATER: Columbus mother remains missing after disappearing under mysterious circumstances

Ebony Giddens (Source: Family)
Ebony Giddens (Source: Family)
Updated: Mar. 12, 2019 at 11:23 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On March 12, 2018, a Columbus mother of three went missing from her home on Montclair Drive under mysterious circumstances.

Ebony Giddens, then 27, spoke with her family around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 11, when her brother arrived the next morning to take her sons to school, she was gone.

The close-knit family said there is no way the 4′9″ mother would ever leave her home without telling them, especially not with two of her children still in the home, alleging she was taken from the home.

“She’d never leave her kids alone,” said Giddens’ neighbor Vongina Brooks. "So, that’s why I know it was a tragedy that’s happened to her. She don’t leave her kids, she would never do that, she’s a very good mother.”

In one of her last phone calls with the family on Sunday evening, Giddens reportedly told family members she was afraid of her ex-boyfriend whom she recently had arrested for assaulting her.

He had been released from the Muscogee County Jail at the time of her disappearance, but was arrested soon after on unrelated charges. Police have not connected him to Giddens’ disappearance.

“That’s one of the sweetest people you could ever meet,” said Chernda Pendleton, one of Giddens’ cousins, just days after her disappearance. “I mean she’ll give you anything and for somebody to take her from her home is just not right. I’m optimistic because we believe in prayer and I know she is going to come home safe,” she said.

A year later, the family is not giving up their search for Giddens. They are still offering a $10,000 reward for information that could help police solve this case.

“This case has never been not active. It is 100 percent active. We’re working on it, and we’ll continue to work on it. “We want to reassure the family that Ebony is not forgotten,” said Lt. Joyce Dent-Fitzpatrick, with Columbus Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.

No suspects have been named in the investigation.

Anyone who knows anything about this case or Giddens’ whereabouts is urged to contact Columbus police at (706) 653-3449.

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