Starbucks Employee Says She Went Missing To "Get Away" From Her Problems

Allison Cope disappeared after a scheduled break, leaving her phone and purse behind. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The national search for Allison Cope is over and her disappearance may not have been what it seemed. The 24-year-old Starbucks employee went missing on June 26 in North Carolina and reportedly shared that she went away to focus on her personal problems.

Cope went missing following a scheduled break from her job at the coffee shop at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. According to Fox Newsshe left behind her purse and phone and never returned.

About an hour later, she was spotted on surveillance footage at a gas station in Wake Forest. She was officially reported missing at 7 p.m. that night, according to ABC 11Cope's family was so worried about her disappearance that they hired a helicopter to find her.

As ABC shares, Cope was ultimately found Saturday in a Virginia Beach parking garage. She was taken to a local hospital by police. She reportedly told authorities that she went away because she was "stressed out and needed to get away from the problems." 

Her missing persons case is closed and area police tells WITN that there is no evidence of a crime. On Sunday, Cope was listed in good condition. When questioned, she would not comment to ABC about the incident.

[Photo: WITN]

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