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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

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.

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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…