On Oct. 8th, sports journalist from The Athletic’s Lyndsey D’Arcangelo reported that former WNBA player Cappie Pondexter was reported missing and haven’t been heard from in days. The news hit Twitter on Wednesday night, one account reporting she was missing in Chicago, that tweet later being deleted. Then another account who was a friend of Pondexter, claimed that she was found, but then that tweet also was sooner deleted.
D’Arcangelo was able to confirm with the police that Pondexter was still missing and that previous tweets that were sent out from various accounts were actually false.
Latest: Cappie Pondexter has been declared a missing person and there is an active investigation going on into her disappearance.
Her phone/wallet were found in her home.
— Lyndsey D'Arcangelo (@darcangel21) October 8, 2020
D’Arcangelo managed to get in contact with another close source to Pondexter, that source being her assistant. Her assistant stating that Pondexter is missing in L.A. She also filed a missing persons report with the LAPD. Also, Pondexter’s family was not notified that she was missing despite that it been reported since Monday.
TMZ Sports sooner reported that Pondexter was actually arrested by the LAPD on battery charges, per a representative with the LAPD. The same representative also claimed that Pondexter refused to “identify herself“, which they sooner had to book her under the name Jane Doe. They also claimed that Pondexter was released earlier on Thursday afternoon. Although Pondexter was released from police custody, many people were still reporting that she was missing. Also, many people did not know her whereabouts after her release from LAPD.
Hours after being reported that Pondexter was still considered missing, Chicago Sun reporter Madeline Kenney that Pondexter was no longer considered a missing person by LAPD.
As of today, Cappie Pondexter has been found safely according to Chuck Walton who’s an associate of Pondexter. The WNBA community can finally relax due to the sudden scare of possibly losing a legend in the WNBA industry.
UPDATE: We have located Cappie Pondexter and she is now safe. We want to thank everyone who helped us get the word out and who sent love and prayers. The power of the Lord is real. Please respect Cappie and her families privacy during this time. God Bless 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/vchrN3asOG
— Charles Walton III (@chuckywalton) October 8, 2020