Vanished RDU airport worker left because she ‘was stressed out,’ documents say

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WNCN) — Allison Cope, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport worker who vanished mid-shift, told a police officer in Virginia on Saturday that she ran away because she “was stressed out and needed to get away” from problems, according to Virginia Beach police documents.

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After being found in a parking garage, she had at first told a Virginia Beach officer that she was waiting for her family to pick her up and that she had no money, according to the documents.

Cope disappeared last Monday. She took a break from her job at a Starbucks at RDU and never returned. Several law enforcement agencies were involved in the search for her, which involved a helicopter and boat searching near Falls Lake, among other measures.

It later emerged that she had spent her last $23 at a gas station near Wake Forest.

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