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Deputies: Woman missing in Hernando County is previous attempted homicide victim

Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 15, 2019

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing woman who they say was previously the victim of an attempted homicide.

Keyonna Cole, 27, was last seen on February 10 around 11 p.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Brooksville. She was walking toward Broad Street, authorities say.

"For her to just not be seen at all for this amount of days is unlike her," said Tawania Munford, Cole's cousin.

In October 2018, Cole was the victim of an attempted homicide while five months pregnant. Authorities say the attempted homicide resulted in the loss of that pregnancy.

Deputies say she disappeared right before she was set to meet with the state attorney’s office about a case on the October incident. Today, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says Dwayne Williams, who is charged with the attempted murder of Keyonna Cole is not currently a person of interest in their investigation of Cole’s disappearance.

Cole's family is currently caring for her three-year-old son.

"I don't want her son to grow up without a mom," said Munford.

Cole is described as a black female with brown eyes and black hair. She is 5 foot 6 inches tall and 145 pounds. Investigators are actively looking for her and believe she is in danger.

If you have seen Keyonna Cole or know her current whereabouts, please call Detective Nikki Stevens at 352-754-6830 or your local law enforcement agency.