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.
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.