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Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Searching For Young Man Who Disappeared Last Week

cameron-mcglothanALABAMA — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a young man who has been missing for over one week.

 

Cameron McGlothan, 19, was last seen by his mother at approximately 10PM, March 23, 2013 at their Highland Lakes home. He left the house later on that night. Family filed a missing persons report two days later when he failed to return home.

Authorities think McGlothan left his house by choice and believe a friend picked him up. Although unsure, they believe he might have been picked up in a red SUV or truck.

His family is becoming worried because he does not have a history of leaving without contacting anybody and it’s highly unusual for him to be gone this long.

SCSO do not have any information that would indicate the young man is in danger however, SCSO Facebook page had left a status update earlier today which states the following;

Yesterday, March 12, 2013 Sheriff’s Office investigators received notification from Talladega County Sheriff’s Office they had discovered a deceased male along the side of a county road. Sheriff’s Office investigators are working with Talladega County authorities to determine if the male they located is possibly Cameron McGlothan.
Until official identification is made on the body found in Talladega County, Investigators continue to follow all leads in the missing person case of Cameron McGlothan.

Classified: “Endangered Missing”
Full Name: Cameron Gardner McGlothan
Missing From: Shelby County, Alabama
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 140 pounds
Clothing: Last seen wearing blue plaid shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about McGlothan or his whereabouts should contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 669-4181. Individuals can call the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116 or provide information online at Shelby County Sheriff Website by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

FBI is asking the public for help in identifying two suspects wanted for their involvement in child pornography

The FBI is asking the public for help in identifying two men known as John Doe 23 and John Doe 24 who are both wanted for their alleged involvement in the production of child pornography. It is believed that they may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Images of both persons were found on the Internet.

The photos have been on the internet for as long as February 2003 and FBI is trying to identify both suspects and any victim’s who could have been involved.

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John Doe 23 (far left) - The suspect is a White male who appears to be between the ages of 25 and 35 years. He has dark hair and is wearing glasses in the photo. This suspect appears to be up to ten years younger than the above suspect.

John Doe 24 (far right) – The suspect appears to be a mid-aged White male with a rosy complexion and dark, thinning hair.

Additional images discovered include a photo of a yellow t-shirt containing the outline of a basketball along with the written text “New Market Basketball” and a home with what appears to be yellow siding and an above-ground swimming pool.

The federal bureau of investigation have passed out two photos to media, as well as other still-shots taken from a child porn video. It is unknown which state the suspects are residing in, however, investigators working on this case found many New Market locations in the United States, including in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (as well as Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio and North Carolina).

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: FBI (800) CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
The investigation is part of the FBI’s ‘Rescue Me’ initiative and Endangered Child Alert Program. Click here for additional information and other unidentified suspects wanted for their participation in child pornography or child related crimes.

Unidentified Teenager Found In Madison County On October 16, 1997

Unidentified White Female – Homicide Victim
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These sketches are computer-generated facial reconstruction done by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which were created based on the description of the victim. The photos should not be the main identifying factor.

•Estimated age: 15 – 19 years old
•Approximate Height and Weight: 4’10″- 5’1″ (147-155 cm)
•Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder length dark blond or light brown hair with a possible reddish tint. Her eye color and weight couldn’t be determined.
•Clothing: She may have been wearing a white with blue broad stripes casual, sleeveless top, size unknown, which was found near the skeletal remains outside of the plastic sheeting. No jewelry was recovered.

 

The skeletal remains of a murdered teenager were discovered on October 16, 1997, by a hunter in a remote wooded area in Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama, near Indian Creek Road, South of Kelly Spring Road.

Indian Creek Road is near a major roadway – Alabama Highway 53. The highway is a connector that runs between Huntsville, Alabama and Interstate 65 in Ardmore, Tennessee. So it’s possible the person responsible for the homicide came from another state and choose to the area at random, possibly knowing the area was discrete.

According to authorities, the victim’s body was wrapped in plastic sheeting commonly used in construction. The plastic was wrapped with gray duct tape.

The victim is believed to have been deceased for a period of up to 1 – 1 1/2 years before discovery. She was not wearing clothes when she was discovered. The body drifted down the creek, and washed onto the bank, and that’s when the teen was found by a hunter.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Madison County Sheriff’s Department
Criminal Investigations Squad
256-532-3713
Email
or
The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Unit (VICAP)
Crime Analyst Glen W. Wildey, Jr.,
703-632-4166

NCMEC Case Number:
NCMU400002

NCIC Number:
U-071281620
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

DAILYMAIL UPDATE; Gunman dead and boy hostage ALIVE after FBI agents storm bunker after ‘fearing for imminent safety of Ethan’

02/04/13, ALABAMA -

  • Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly stormed a school bus when it stopped to let off students and said he had to take two children hostage
  • Dykes is reportedly dead, but it is not known whether he was killed by police or committed suicide
  • Dykes held the six-year-old, known only as Ethan, in his homemade bunker for almost one week

Link to full article below..

Mugshot: Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, the suspect in the standoff, is believed to be deadJimmy Lee Dykes, 65, the suspect in the standoff, is believed to be dead

Saved: The boy, known only as Ethan, is believed to be ok after he was rescued from the bunker by FBI agents

The boy, known only as Ethan, is believed to be ok after he was rescued from the bunker by FBI agents

Hero: Murdered bus driver Charles Poland Jr, 66, was hailed as a hero for trying to stop the abduction of the children from his school bus. His wife said he loved all of the students he drove

Murdered bus driver Charles Poland Jr, 66, was hailed as a hero for trying to stop the abduction of the children from his school bus. His wife said he loved all of the students he drove

Long wait: Police say Jimmy Lee Dykes likely had supplies in his shelter to last weeks or months. He had previously spent eight days in the bunkerPolice say Jimmy Lee Dykes likely had supplies in his shelter to last weeks or months. He had previously spent eight days in the bunker

Click here for full updated article published by Dailymail

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01/30/13, ALABAMA — SWAT team in 24-hour siege as crazed gunman holds boy, 6, hostage in bunker after abducting him from school bus and shooting dead driver

  • Alabama State Police along with the FBI and bomb squads are involved in the stand-off of a gunman who murdered an Alabama school bus driver before kidnapping a child
  • Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly stormed a school bus when it stopped to let off students and said he had to take two children hostage
  • When driver Charles Poland Jr, 66, tried to stop Dykes, the gunman allegedly opened fire and killed him
  • Dykes took a an autistic boy, 6, with him and retreated to a makeshift bunker he dug in the ground
  • Boy is watching TV and has received medications through a PVC pipe that sticks out of the ground and runs into the fortified hovel
  • The standoff is taking place outside Midland City, Alabama, which is a rural town in the deep southeast of the state, near the Florida border

Link to full article by MailOnline below

Out in force: Dozens of local police officers, Alabama State Police troopers and federal agents from the ATF and FBI swarmed the area where the boy was being held captiveOut in force: Dozens of local police officers, Alabama State Police troopers and federal agents from the ATF and FBI swarmed the area where the boy was being held captive
Gearing up: A bomb squad unit is also on hand to deal with any possible explosive devices in the roadGearing up: A bomb squad unit is also on hand to deal with any possible explosive devices in the bunker
Panic: A suspect, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly held up a school bus Tuesday in Midland City, Alabama, shooting dead the bus driver and taking a boy hostagePanic: A suspect, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, allegedly held up a school bus Tuesday in Midland City, Alabama, shooting dead the bus driver and taking a boy hostage
Witness: This student said the gunman ranted about needing a 'child' to 'get the law off his back' - likely a reference to his court appearance that was scheduled for todayWitness: This student said the gunman ranted about needing a ‘child’ to ‘get the law off his back’ – likely a reference to his court appearance that was scheduled for today
Safe: Parents hugged their children tightly after the ordeal on the bus. Witnesses say the gunman was looking for a hostage because of his legal troubleSafe: Parents hugged their children tightly after the ordeal on the bus. Witnesses say the gunman was looking for a hostage because of his legal troubleClick here for full article published by Dailymail

Young woman left a party two decades ago and hasn’t been seen or heard from since

Florida Unsolved Disappearance

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Both photos of Joanna Kay Otto

Date Of Birth: August 3, 1973 Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5’7″; 140 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown eyes; brown hair. Location: Pensacola, Escambia County, FL

Joanna’s case is listed as ‘Endangered’ and it is unlikely that the missing woman willingly walked off.

Joanna Kay Otto was born in Dothan, Alabama on August 3, 1973. She attended elementary school in Dothan, and than moved to Florida in 1984 and enrolled in Ferry Pass Elementary School, Ferry Pass Middle School and Woodham High School in Pensacola.

In 1992 Joanna moved into the Maison De Ville Apartments in Pensacola with a roommate, Liseth Nelson. All was going well until the Night of November 20, 1992 when Joanna and her Liseth decided to go to a party.

While at the party, Liseth started feeling unwell and decided to head back to the apartment. Joanna was enjoying herself and stayed behind at the party, telling her roommate that she’d catch a ride home with friends, who were also at the party.

The last known person with Joanna that night was an acquaintance, James Gibson, who later told police he dropped Joanna off at her apartment after having taken home two other people from the party. James Gibson is currently serving a 35 year sentence on a kidnapping and rape conviction in an unrelated case.

Joanna Otto has been missing for exactly twenty years and one week and her whereabouts remain unknown. She would be 39 years old this year.

Kathy Gaut, Joanna’s mother, has suffered every parents worst nightmare. She has a website that was created after the disappearance of her daughter called Hawkshaw Memorial.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact:

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
850-436-9620
Or leave a online tip: Email Form

Agency Case Number:
92S039039

Edwin J. Satterthwaite Missing from Mobile Alabama (Cold Case)

Edwin John Satterwaite

Endangered Missing

Missing Since: November 7, 1998
Classification: Missing 
Date Of Birth: March 23, 1946 
Height and Weight: 6’0, 210 pounds 
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Satterwaite wears glasses. His last name may be spelled “Satterwite” or “Satterthwaite.”

MOBILE, AL — Edwin Satterwaite was 52 years old when he was last seen on November 7, 1998 at his home located on Kingsridge Road, in Theodore, Alabama. He was supposed to meet his sister in Louisiana for Thanksgiving. He never showed up, and no one has heard from him since.

On November 12, 1998, his 1993 Lincoln Town Car was discovered abandoned at the corner of Highway 45 and Clarke Avenue in Prichard, Alabama, with Edwin nowhere in sight. The vehicle had apparently been there for several days. When police looked inside the car they found Edwin’s cell-phone, a radar detector and the keys still in the ignition.

According to the Charlie Project, Edwin enjoyed gambling at the Casino in the Mississippi Gulf area.

Foul play is suspected but police never located Edwin which makes it hard to find any suspects. 

Edwin would be turning 66 this year.

Case File 3268DMAL

NCIC Number: M-183485568

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Mobile County Sheriff’s Office
Detective James
(251) 574-8589
OR
Alabama Center for Missing and Exploited Children (Faye)
(800) 228-7688

Five Month’s Later And Still No Answers For The Family Of Brittney Nicole Wood Missing From Mobile, Alabama

10/31/12 MOBILE, ALABAMA → Nineteen-year-old Brittney Wood went missing in late Spring. She was last seen on the afternoon of May 30, 2012 leaving her home on Tillman’s corner in Mobile, AL to go visit her friend Courtney. Somewhere along the road she ended up in Fairhope in the Styx River area to visit her uncle Donald “Donnie” Holland. She was suppose to be home that evening and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Unfortunately Hallond was the last known person to have seen Brittney but committed suicide by a self-inflicted gun-shot wound less than 48 hours after her disappearance and according to Baldwin County Police Department, Holland was being investigated for a sex crime at the time of his death. Other family members have since been arrested in an undercover investigation on sexual abuse which was said to be unrelated to Brittney’s case.

Initially Brittney’s mother, Chessie Wood, said that the distance from Courtney’s home to her uncle’s home was too far for Brittney to walk, so she believes that Brittney must have gotten a ride from someone. It was later learned that her uncle (Holland) picked her at approximately 7:30pm that night. The reason why she decided to go with Holland isn’t totally clear but what is clear is that Holland was the last known person to have seen Brittney Wood alive.

Her case was listed on The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children two months after her disappearance and many people including her mother have tried very hard to keep her face and story out there.

Brittney’s case is being investigated by Mobile Police Department who at first didn’t take her disappearance seriously and assumed she was just a runaway and believed she was still alive hiding out somewhere. An officer for the Mobile Police Department made a statement back in July, two months after Brittney was last seen, saying: “There have been a number of arrests with other family members. It is interesting; but we don’t have anything right now that says that she’s in any sort of trouble.”

But Brittney’s mother always suspected someone was wrong and that she doesn’t believe her daughter is alive.

“I don’t think my baby’s alive; I just don’t. I wish I could, but I don’t,” said Wood.

She also went on to say that she left home in good spirits and had no reason to willingly runaway, nor would she leave her daughter. She also said that Brittney didn’t have a car, money and didn’t bring any extra possessions including extra clothing and none of her friends have spoken to her since May.

There is a $15,000 reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of Brittney Nicole Wood.

Relative Of Brittney Wood Released From Jail – Published October 29, 2012

If you would like to join a Facebook page aimed at finding Brittney and supporting her loved ones, please click: World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood

You can also join The Hometown search for Brittney Wood which was created by the step-mother of Brittney.

Description of Brittney Wood is on the above poster along with phone numbers to contact authorities if you have any information regarding this case.

Parental Abduction – Brittany Robinson (14) – Mobile, Alabama

Brittany was last seen June 14th, 2012 and there is a warrent out for Brittanys Father due to a custody dispute. Update below, her Mother spoke out on July 22nd 2012

BRITTANY ROBINSON, Age Now: 14, Missing: 06/14/2012. Missing From MOBILE, AL. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Mobile Police Department  (Alabama)  1-251-208-1700.

Child Picture:

MOBILE, Alabama – There’s a warrant out Thursday for Demetric Hooper on a charge of interference with custody. “We do have some information that the father has been seen in Mobile as recently as last Thursday but no contact with the 14-year-old,” said Cpl. Chris Levy. In fact, there are no reports of anyone who has spoken to Brittany Robinson since mid-June. “The father hasn’t has a role in her life up to this point. They worked with the mother, and she agreed to go spend some time with her father this summer,” Levy said. Robinson’s mother said the teen was supposed to spend a weekend with her dad.

Demetric’s sister,  Sierra Hooper, said that she picked Brittany up June 14. She also picked up Demetric and dropped both of them off at his house in Dawes. Mobile police said they hope this disclose will lead to some answers.   “He needs to come talk to us, tell us where she is. And we’ll go from there,” said Levy. If you’ve seen either Demetric Hooper or Brittany Robinson, you are urged to call police. Read more…

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