Home » Deidre Reid, 41: Father Of Her Child Arrested, She Remains Missing
A South Carolina woman described as a loving mother has been missing from Pageland since September 3, 2021. Then, Deidre Reid, 41, was reportedly on her way to a Greyhound station in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was driving her 2004 Chevy Tahoe (license plate FXU718) at the time, and neither Deidre nor her vehicle has been located since.
According to reports, Deidre Reid was driving Emanuel Bedford (sometimes spelled “Emmanuel” in reports), the father of her youngest child, to the Greyhound station, but he never got on his scheduled bus. She was last seen by her other children with Bedford, and around 10:15 a.m., she called her mother from a dollar store before the line was disconnected. About two hours later, Deidre reportedly spoke with her sister and told her she was in Charlotte, North Carolina. She planned to do some shopping for a relative’s wedding and reportedly stated she would call her sister once she had dropped off Bedford.
James Reid, Deidre’s brother, told reporters months ago that he personally viewed surveillance footage from the station, and it showed Bedford arriving, walking inside, showing his phone to an employee, and seemingly receiving a refund for his ticket.
“The lady handed him some money back so he ended up canceling his bus ticket and came right back out and got in the passenger side of the SUV and it pulls off,” James said back in September 2021. “All the siblings knew that last person Deidre Reid was seen with was Emmanuel Bedford. He told law enforcement that Deidre dropped him off at the Greyhound bus station between 1:50 and 2:00 pm and that he never [saw] her again.”
“If Emanuel is looking I really do want him to reach out to the law enforcement and if he didn’t have anything to do with our sister’s disappearance we just want him to clear his name,” James stated.
Bedford was named as a person of interest before he was reportedly arrested in October 2021 on warrants tied to grand larceny and obstructing justice.
”I just hope Emmanuel tell us where she at whether it’s good or bad,” said Jennifer Reid, Deidre’s sister. “We just want to know where she at.” Family members also told reporters that Deidre and Bedford’s seven-year-old had been suffering from nightmares about his father “standing over” his mother.
Police stated that they have searched via drones, helicopters, ATVs, as well as on foot, but Deidre remains missing.
At the time of her disappearance, Deidre Reid stood 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 135 to 155 pounds. She had brown hair (styled in a ponytail) and brown eyes. Deidre was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a pink and white shirt, and white Nike Air Force 1s.
Her middle name is “Annette.”
The Community United Effort, also known as (CUE) Center for Missing Persons, reported that Deidre has these tattoos: right neck that says “Sexxy” with two cherries hanging from it, left arm of an angel that is a little girl, left wrist near thumb with a star, and stars on her left arm.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Pageland Police Department at (843) 672-6437, the CUE Center for Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131, the CUE Center 24-hour tip line at (910) 232-1687, or their local authorities. The agency case number was not listed in the NamUs database.
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