FBI, police continue search for RDU employee who never returned from break

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A woman who works at a Starbucks at RDU Airport has gone missing after not returning from a break Monday afternoon, according to airport police.

Allison Cope, 24, clocked out at 3 p.m. for a break and was reported missing about four hours later after she failed to return. Surveillance footage showed her going down an escalator and leaving Terminal 2 with just keys in her hand.

However the coffee chain employee uncharacteristically left her phone and bag at the airport, her vehicle keys and debit card were missing from her bag.

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Airport officials describe the young woman as being 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black HMS Host-branded Starbucks polo, blue jeans and black shoes. RDU Police say the auto is a 2014 silver Ford Fusion with a North Carolina license plate that reads EHA 2771.

Her silver Ford Focus was not in the airport parking lot and her security badge was used to exit the parking lot around 3:10 pm.

Andrew Sawyer, a spokesman for RDU, said that "other agencies may be involved" and that this is a "very active investigation". Cope also helps with Kosinski's non-profit, Change of Heart Pitbull Rescue. "She's the most positive person I've ever met".

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Justin Ferrell is another close friend of Cope's who lives with her and Kosinski.

'She has her phone glued to her 24/7 so I don't think she'd drive off into the universe with no phone, ' Kosinski said. She always is extremely dependable.

Friends believe she was running to her vehicle in the employee lot to get something on her break, and something happened to her. Workers said they'd spoken with police and didn't remember seeing Cope.

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