Witnesses say a masked gunman snatched a woman from a home in Lee County early Monday morning, but investigators are being tight-lipped about the case. Investigators say Julie Michelle Bullard was last seen hanging out with friends in a home early Monday morning. According to authorities, a masked man surprised the group, breaking through the door with a gun. Detectives say the masked man tied everyone up and left with Bullard. They said there is no indication that any of the victims knew the masked man. Search crews from Lee, Harnett and Moore counties combed through fields. Divers also checked a nearby pond, but there was no sign of Bullard. Investigators met with family members Tuesday, but investigators will not release details of the meeting or the latest on the search. Bullard's father said he will not rest until she is found. He formed a private search group Monday night with friends and family to keep looking for her.
She was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. According to the family, the suspected kidnapper is in his mid-thirties, he is white, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall, wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans.
Missing Since: January 2, 2006
Age at time of disapperance: 23 yrs
Last Seen: 6504 Bradley Road near Broadway, NC (Lee County)
Anyone with information about Julie Michelle Bullard's whereabouts is asked to call any of the following numbers:
(919) 775-5531 Lee County Sheriff Department
(919) 718-4577 Confidential Tip Line
Oct. 18, 2006 - Hunters find skeletal remains in a wooded area near the intersection of Tabor Church Road and Johnson Road, 2 or 3 miles from the area where investigators found Ms. Bullard's wallet in the weeks following her abduction.
Oct. 21, 2006 - The State Medical Examiner's Office confirms the remains are those of Ms. Bullard.
Jule Michelle Bullard, 23, died of blunt force trauma to the head and assault, according to an autopsy report that ruled her death was a homicide.