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Missing from Monticello, Ms.
Wesley Watts
34 Yrs old
Missing 11/5/2018 ( this was the last time he had activity on his phone) from Monticello, Ms. Last seen in Pike County.
Blonde Hair
Hazel Eyes
5'10" in height
180 Lbs
has numerous tattoos.
was not in a vehicle.
Date of birth 4-8-1984
Please Pike County Sheriffs Office if you have seen or know where Wesley is.
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Missing from Monticello, Ms.
Wesley Watts
34 Yrs old
Missing  11/5/2018 ( this was the last time he had activity on his phone) from Monticello, Ms. Last seen in Pike County.
Blonde Hair
Hazel Eyes
510 in height
180 Lbs
has numerous tattoos.
was not in a vehicle.
Date of birth 4-8-1984
Please Pike County Sheriffs Office if you have seen or know where Wesley is.Image attachment

 

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CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp says Alisha Blair Ivy vanished without a trace.

"We believe that foul play is involved. She has not been seen or heard from since that Sunday afternoon here in Quitman on Long Boulevard," said Sheriff Kemp.

Ivy was last seen around Long Boulevard and Bannister Avenue Sunday, Oct. 28. Investigators say Ivy's cell phone data shows she was in the southwest part of Clarke County late that afternoon.

"I do believe if we find the phone, we'll find evidence of Blair Ivy," said Kemp.

Friends we spoke with say it is unlike Ivy to go more than a day without talking to someone. That's when they began to suspect the worst.

"I saw her Sunday and she said she was leaving; she was going to go chill. She'll be back," said Raven Knighten.

Knighten is a friend of Ivy and lives near Ivy's last known location.

"And then Monday, I didn't see her so I knew something wasn't right and I didn't think anything of it. So when Tuesday came and I didn't see her, I knew something wasn't right," said Knighten.

Knighten struggled to fight back tears as she talked to us about Ivy's disappearance.

"I was calling and asking everyone had they seen her. And the last person she said she was going to be with, and nobody said they saw her. Nobody saw her," said Knighten.

The MBI along with the Wayne, Jones and Jasper County sheriff's departments are now involved in this missing person's investigation. Ivy's family and friends are praying for her safe return.

"I'm asking if anyone knows where she's at or if anybody got her to just please, please bring her home. Just bring her home," said Knighten.

Sheriff Kemp has not released the name of the person believed to be the last to see Ivy. He says no one has been ruled out as a potential suspect in the investigation.

The 23-year-old Ivy is 5'11", about 175 pounds, with dark hair and tattoos. If anyone has any information that could help locate Ivy, please contact the Clarke County Sheriff's Department's criminal investigation division at 601-776-5252 or East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.
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CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp says Alisha Blair Ivy vanished without a trace.We believe that foul play is involved. She has not been seen or heard from since that Sunday afternoon here in Quitman on Long Boulevard, said Sheriff Kemp.Ivy was last seen around Long Boulevard and Bannister Avenue Sunday, Oct. 28. Investigators say Ivys cell phone data shows she was in the southwest part of Clarke County late that afternoon.I do believe if we find the phone, well find evidence of Blair Ivy, said Kemp.Friends we spoke with say it is unlike Ivy to go more than a day without talking to someone. Thats when they began to suspect the worst.I saw her Sunday and she said she was leaving; she was going to go chill. Shell be back, said Raven Knighten.Knighten is a friend of Ivy and lives near Ivys last known location.And then Monday, I didnt see her so I knew something wasnt right and I didnt think anything of it. So when Tuesday came and I didnt see her, I knew something wasnt right, said Knighten.Knighten struggled to fight back tears as she talked to us about Ivys disappearance.I was calling and asking everyone had they seen her. And the last person she said she was going to be with, and nobody said they saw her. Nobody saw her, said Knighten.The MBI along with the Wayne, Jones and Jasper County sheriffs departments are now involved in this missing persons investigation. Ivys family and friends are praying for her safe return.Im asking if anyone knows where shes at or if anybody got her to just please, please bring her home. Just bring her home, said Knighten.Sheriff Kemp has not released the name of the person believed to be the last to see Ivy. He says no one has been ruled out as a potential suspect in the investigation.The 23-year-old Ivy is 511, about 175 pounds, with dark hair and tattoos. If anyone has any information that could help locate Ivy, please contact the Clarke County Sheriffs Departments criminal investigation division at 601-776-5252 or East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.

 

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Another girl that has been missing

I'm praying for her safe return plz keep us posted on this sharing pic also

Where is Moriah?

 

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What’s the circumstances surrounding her disappearance?

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#Endangered/ #Missing #Child Alert:
Savannah Moody, 10, from #Brandon #JACKSON, #MS
Savannah is accompanied by Rosalia Moody, 52
**PLEASE CONTACT the Brandon Police Department at 601-825-7225.

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#Endangered/ #Missing #Child Alert:
Savannah Moody, 10, from  #Brandon #JACKSON, #MS
Savannah is accompanied by Rosalia Moody, 52
**PLEASE CONTACT  the Brandon Police Department at 601-825-7225.https://www.wtok.com/content/news/Missing-Child-Alert-issued-in-Brandon-499967591.htmlImage attachment
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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has cancelled the Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for Savannah Moody. She has been located and is safe.The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an ENDANGERED / MISSING CHILD ALERT for 10 year old SAVANNAH MOODY of Brandon, Rankin County, MS. SAVANNAH MOODY is described as a Native American Female, 4 Feet 8 Inches tall, weighing 100 pounds, with brown eyes and brown, shoulder length hair. SAVANNAH MOODY is accompanied by ROSALIA MOODY. ROSALIA MOODY is described as a Hispanic Female, 52 year old, 5 Feet 5 Inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with dark eyes and black, unknown style of hair. Last seen on foot, unknown direction of travel. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of SAVANNAH MOODY, or ROSALIA MOODY, contact the Brandon Police Department at 601-825-7225. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has cancelled the Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for Savannah Moody. She has been located and is safe.Image attachment

 

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has cancelled the Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for Savannah Moody. She has been located and is safe.

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Officials in Jackson County are working to identify a body found Sunday morning. The person was discovered floating in the water near the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point.
Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley told WLOX News, "At this time we cannot positively identify due to condition of the body. We are working closely with coroner to hopefully have a positive id soon."
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QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Clarke County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating Alisha Lynn Blair Ivy, who has been missing since Oct. 28.

The 23-year-old Ivy is 5'11" tall and weighs about 175 pounds.

She was last seen on Long Boulevard in Quitman.

If anyone has any information that could help locate Ivy, please contact the CCSD criminal investigation division at 601-776-5252 or East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.
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QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Clarke County Sheriffs Department is asking for the publics help in locating Alisha Lynn Blair Ivy, who has been missing since Oct. 28.The 23-year-old Ivy is 511 tall and weighs about 175 pounds.She was last seen on Long Boulevard in Quitman.If anyone has any information that could help locate Ivy, please contact the CCSD criminal investigation division at 601-776-5252 or East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.Image attachment

 

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Mississippi Missing. Sorry for my part in those post. I'm very emotional right now with my God Daughter no where to found. It's a very sad situation for her family. I thank you for sharing the information about Alisha'Lynn Blair Ivy and ask all who are following this post to prayer very hard for her return and our family and friends as we wait for any word on her.

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Sharing this again... If you have seen this car since Halloween night, around south Mississippi , New Orleans , Mobile to Hattiesburg
Please let us know in the comments or in a message! This car needs to be found...🚨🚨🚨STOLEN CAR PLEASE SHARE🚨🚨🚨
Stolen 1967 Pontiac GTO
Auto was stolen tonight (Oct 31) around 7:30 PM from the parking lot at El Rincón Restaurant in Ocean Springs.If seen please notify Ocean Springs PD or
Any information please call 228-257-9031
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Honestly it shouldn't matter who owns it, the fact of the matter is it was stolen and should be returned, period!

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Missing Coast teen talked to a friend on social media, cops say. But where is she?
BY ROBIN FITZGERALD

rfitzgerald@sunherald.com

BILOXI
A 16-year-old Biloxi girl has been missing for two weeks and is believed to be with a woman in her early 20s, police said.

Gabriella “Gabby” Hymel’s parents haven’t seen her since about 11 p.m. Oct. 16, Biloxi police Maj. Christopher De Back said.

Gabby spoke with someone on Snapchat on Oct. 26, but would not say where she was or who she is with, De Back said.

The woman she’s believed to be with is known as Jessika and drives a black older-model four-door vehicle. Police don’t know the make or model, De Back said.

“The woman she is with is a friend and the woman could face charges depending on what we find in our investigation,” he said.

The girl has run away before, but state law requires she be listed as a missing person, De Back said.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Biloxi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 228-435-6112, Dispatch at 228-392-0641 or the Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us.
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LOCATEDMissing Coast teen talked to a friend on social media, cops say. But where is she?
BY ROBIN FITZGERALDrfitzgerald@sunherald.comBILOXI
A 16-year-old Biloxi girl has been missing for two weeks and is believed to be with a woman in her early 20s, police said.Gabriella “Gabby” Hymel’s parents haven’t seen her since about 11 p.m. Oct. 16, Biloxi police Maj. Christopher De Back said.Gabby spoke with someone on Snapchat on Oct. 26, but would not say where she was or who she is with, De Back said.The woman she’s believed to be with is known as Jessika and drives a black older-model four-door vehicle. Police don’t know the make or model, De Back said.“The woman she is with is a friend and the woman could face charges depending on what we find in our investigation,” he said.The girl has run away before, but state law requires she be listed as a missing person, De Back said.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Biloxi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 228-435-6112, Dispatch at 228-392-0641 or the Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us.

 

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🚨🚨🚨STOLEN CAR PLEASE SHARE🚨🚨🚨
Stolen 1967 Pontiac GTO
Auto was stolen tonight (Oct 31) around 7:30 PM from the parking lot at El Rincón Restaurant in Ocean Springs.If seen please notify Ocean Springs PD or
Any information please call 228-257-9031
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🚨🚨🚨STOLEN CAR PLEASE SHARE🚨🚨🚨
Stolen 1967 Pontiac GTO
Auto was stolen tonight (Oct 31) around 7:30 PM from the parking lot at El Rincón Restaurant in Ocean Springs.If seen please notify Ocean Springs PD or
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That's a very GORGEOUS car! I'm hoping and praying for you to get it back!

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MISSING PERSON**

The Moss Point Police are asking for your assistance in locating 80 year-old Richard Lee Campbell. Campbell was last seen by family sitting on the front porch of 5501 Grierson Street on October 29th around 6PM. Family members stated that Campbell suffers from dementia and may be confused. He was last seen wearing a beige and gray sweater and khaki pants.

If you have any information pertaining to Campbell or his whereabouts, please contact the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1723.
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MISSING PERSON**The Moss Point Police are asking for your assistance in locating 80 year-old Richard Lee Campbell. Campbell was last seen by family sitting on the front porch of 5501 Grierson Street on October 29th around 6PM. Family members stated that Campbell suffers from dementia and may be confused. He was last seen wearing a beige and gray sweater and khaki pants.If you have any information pertaining to Campbell or his whereabouts, please contact the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1723.

 

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****UPDATE**** He has been found 😞

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Missing
Stephanie Bizjak
Missing from Shelby, NC
Missing since July 2018
Turned 22 Yrs old Oct 16.

Stephanie is 5'5" tall
150 Lbs
usually wears "Pink" or "Under Armor clothing"
went missing with Stanley Wilson who is much older
They may present as a married couple

They may travel between Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia , and Las Vegas.

Is known to frequent casinos in Biloxi

Contact: Lt Scott Champion (704)484-6845 In North Carolina
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Missing
Stephanie Bizjak
Missing from Shelby, NC
Missing since July 2018
Turned 22 Yrs old Oct 16.
Stephanie is 55 tall
150 Lbs
usually wears Pink or Under Armor clothing
went missing with Stanley Wilson who is much older
They may present as a married coupleThey may travel between Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia , and Las Vegas.Is known to frequent casinos in BiloxiContact: Lt Scott Champion (704)484-6845 In North CarolinaImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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What are the circumstances that classify her as "missing" and not just someone who wanted to disappear? Is this man violent?

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There is a missing report... and we were sent the info

Does law enforcement send these reports or are these posts sometimes just from families trying to find their relative?

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but they have to be reported missing to LE

we encourage them to report them

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#CRITICAL #MISSING:
Alissa Jones-brown
NCMEC: 1335065
Missing Since: Jul 25, 2018
Missing From: #Lamar, #MS
Age Now: 16
Sex: Female

**PLEASE CONTACT 1-800-843-5678 or The Benton County Sheriff's Department (Mississippi) 1-662-224-8941
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#CRITICAL #MISSING:
Alissa Jones-brown
NCMEC: 1335065
Missing Since: Jul 25, 2018
Missing From: #Lamar, #MS
Age Now: 16
Sex: Female**PLEASE CONTACT 1-800-843-5678 or The Benton County Sheriffs Department (Mississippi) 1-662-224-8941
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HUNTER MCMAHAN- Mobile, AL
Last Seen- 10/21/18

Hunter McMahan left his home in West Mobile on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in his black 2011 Honda Accord. He was in contact with people up until Monday at 1230pm and now his phone is off.

Hunter has connections in the Theodore and Wilmer areas of Alabama as well as in the Gulfport, Lucedale, and Leakesville areas of Mississippi.

Hunter's mom told me that It is uncharacteristic for him to leave for this long and not contact her.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hunter McMahan, please contact the Mobile Police Department at (251)-208-7211.
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LOCATED SAFEThe Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 84-year-old Virginia Barrett of Hattiesburg, MS. She is described as a white female, five feet, nine inches tall, weighing 145 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair. She was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 87 Richburg Road, apt C-1, in Hattiesburg. She was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. She is traveling in a 2016 black Jeep Cherokee, (Tag # LNM559) and could possibly have a white dog in the vehicle with her. Family members say she suffers from dementia which may impair her judgement. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Virginia Barrett contact the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department at 601-744-0165. ... See MoreSee Less

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April 6, 2013 8:17:28 PM





Everything was going to be OK, she said. Better than OK. The past few years had been tough, but she was tough, too, and she was going to make it. Wronged in so many ways, she was going to finally set things right. Build a new life for herself and her eight-month-old daughter.



She left her clothes on the back porch. She left her gold, Hunt High School Class of '56 ring on the dresser. She left her baby, Gloria, in her sister Betsy's arms.



And then, on a hot summer day in 1960, Lyrian Wyvonne Barry boarded a Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis and disappeared behind a cloud of Mississippi dust.



There is a long pause and the sound of a dog barking in the distance as Betsy Hurt clutches the phone in Raleigh, N.C., and tries to remember what her sister was wearing that day.



It has been almost 53 years, after all. There have been births, deaths, cancer scares and graduations. Time did not stop, though sometimes the family wished it might, if for no other reason than to give them a chance to catch up. To rewind.



"I don't know," Hurt murmurs finally, her Southern accent chiseled away by too many years up North and the flow of a life that had to go on. "I was concerned, because our mom was at work and didn't know she was going. But she said she wanted to leave because she wasn't as strong as me. She wasn't able to just pick her life up and go on."



Not in a small town like Columbus, anyway, where everyone was all up in everybody else's business.



After high school, she had met a New Orleans boy, Eulice "Eddie" Stallings, and went down there with him for a while. When things went sour, she came back home, this time with a baby, who she named Gloria.



Before long, Stallings was in Columbus again, too, and they picked up their rocky relationship where they had left it. Her family tried to visit, and she always seemed happy to see them, but as soon as he came home, it was clear he wanted them out.



"He was on drugs, doing drugs, selling drugs," Hurt says. "She'd be sick at times and my mom would question her if she was taking anything, if he was doing anything to her."



They weren't even sure if the couple was married. Initially, she said they were, but on the night she called her parents to come get her and Gloria, she said they weren't.



Hurt helped her pack her things while their parents, Laura and Willie B. Gray, stood in the living room and talked to Stallings, who was angry and didn't want her to go.



Before long, she was sneaking around with him again.



And this is where the narrative begins to unravel.



Hurt remembers Stallings also seeing other women, and she remembers her sister spending a lot of time with a distant relative, Sonny Lucas, who was bouncing back and forth between St. Louis and Columbus.



And she remembers the night Stallings married someone else -- a hurried "shotgun wedding" with a girl who said she was pregnant with his baby. Hurt and Barry sneaked down to the house where the ceremony was being held and crowded into the back room, watching.



Shortly afterward, Barry set her sights on St. Louis.



The plan was for her to stay with an aunt while looking for work. Hurt was pregnant, and Barry was supposed to return to Columbus in August when the baby was born, and they would go back to St. Louis together.



They were happy that day as they chattered in the taxi on the way to the bus station.



Everything was supposed to turn out OK.







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Vera Flournoy and Willie M. Gray, Barry's younger siblings, sit in Flournoy's living room, sifting through family photographs and the residue of a 53-year search that has not ended and, they vow, will never end as long as they are alive.



They were in grade school when Barry disappeared, but like Hurt, they still miss their quiet, serious older sister who always preferred to be home more than anywhere else. There were eight children -- four girls and four boys -- and they were so close that no one could imagine her just up and leaving without a trace.



The aunt in St. Louis said she stayed with her briefly, then saw a newspaper advertisement for a live-in maid and took off for either Needham, Mass. or Bridgeport, Conn. She couldn't remember which city, but she did remember one thing: Lucas, the distant relative-turned-paramour, had returned to St. Louis, too. The night Barry left, she and Lucas' wife got into a "knock-down, drag-out" fight.



And this is where the trail goes cold.



Hurt confronted Lucas when he returned to Columbus, but he was "drunk, drunk, drunker than drunk," and said he would tell her later what happened. When she went back to see him, Lucas was gone.



The family waited, believing Barry would call or write. They didn't file a missing persons report, because they weren't certain she was missing. She was in her early 20s, a grown woman capable of choosing her own destiny -- unless something bad had happened.



And that was unthinkable, so they pushed it out of their minds and waited some more.



Every once in a while, Hurt would see Stallings around town, and he would always say the same thing: "I can't stand to be around you, because you look so much like her."



In her heart, she wondered if he had gotten her sister hooked on drugs. She wondered if he knew something he wasn't telling them.



Someone said they saw her in Chicago. A tip pointed to a lady in Massachusetts, who said a young black girl worked as her live-in maid for about six months, but she couldn't remember her name or anything about her. Someone said she had been found in a mental hospital in California, where Stallings had since moved.



When Stallings was found dead, Hurt's hopes of finding her sister died a little, too.







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Barry would be 76 now. Her parents are dead. A brother is dead. Her baby, Gloria, is dead.



But she still has six siblings who miss her, Hurt says. They don't want her to come home if that isn't what she wants, they just want to know she is OK.



In their hearts, Hurt and Flournoy believe she is dead. As Flournoy says this, Gray hunches forward as the words dig beneath his ribs and find their place inside his head, where his big sister is still very much alive.



"I never gave up hope," he says quietly. "I've always been holding that hope."



Everyone coped in different ways.



Flournoy became an armchair detective. She shakes loose a sheaf of letters from the Social Security office, some yellowed, some crisp and white. The wording differs from year to year, but the context is always the same: They are unable to forward a letter to Barry, because no address has been found. There is no death certificate. There is no evidence anyone has ever used her Social Security number.



Stallings went to prison twice for drugs, so maybe Barry supplied the evidence and is now in the Witness Protection Program, Flournoy says, her eyes drowning the hope in her voice.



Hurt became an armchair publicist, trying to get the national media interested in the search. For years, her sister appeared to her in dreams. She was always scared, begging for help. Then one day, the dreams stopped.



"I feel like she might have been killed," Hurt says. "I really, really do."



She tried to get a Missouri detective interested in reopening the case. He told her he wasn't even born in the 1960s, but he would take her phone number and let her know if he heard anything.



Their parents chased every lead until they worried themselves to death. They insisted on keeping the same phone number, in case she called. From time to time, a fly-by-night private investigator would claim to have new information, and they would reach for their wallets. The children finally had to tell them they were being scammed.



And then there was Gloria, the baby Barry left behind. Everyone else had their memories to console them.



All she had was a question: Why?



It nearly drove her mad. Every Mother's Day, she drew the shades and hid within her house, unable to face the churches and restaurants packed with mothers and daughters sporting fancy hats and happy smiles. Even her own two daughters could not erase the sting of abandonment.



At the age of 50, her heart gave out. And the pain was over.



Strangely, Barry's absence has been the glue that has bonded a tight-knit family even closer. The remaining siblings, flung across the country, call one another almost every day. They talk about her all the time.



She wouldn't have just left, they say. Their parents instilled so much love in them, that she could not have willingly walked away and left them all behind.



They could have long ago had her legally declared dead, and in some ways, that might have brought the closure they seek. But in the end, they couldn't bear to seal the tomb for fear there would be no Resurrection.



"Where there's life, there's hope," Gray says, his voice barely audible.



And so they wait.
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Carmen K. SissonApril 6, 2013 8:17:28 PMEverything was going to be OK, she said. Better than OK. The past few years had been tough, but she was tough, too, and she was going to make it. Wronged in so many ways, she was going to finally set things right. Build a new life for herself and her eight-month-old daughter.She left her clothes on the back porch. She left her gold, Hunt High School Class of 56 ring on the dresser. She left her baby, Gloria, in her sister Betsys arms.And then, on a hot summer day in 1960, Lyrian Wyvonne Barry boarded a Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis and disappeared behind a cloud of Mississippi dust.There is a long pause and the sound of a dog barking in the distance as Betsy Hurt clutches the phone in Raleigh, N.C., and tries to remember what her sister was wearing that day.It has been almost 53 years, after all. There have been births, deaths, cancer scares and graduations. Time did not stop, though sometimes the family wished it might, if for no other reason than to give them a chance to catch up. To rewind.I dont know, Hurt murmurs finally, her Southern accent chiseled away by too many years up North and the flow of a life that had to go on. I was concerned, because our mom was at work and didnt know she was going. But she said she wanted to leave because she wasnt as strong as me. She wasnt able to just pick her life up and go on.Not in a small town like Columbus, anyway, where everyone was all up in everybody elses business.After high school, she had met a New Orleans boy, Eulice Eddie Stallings, and went down there with him for a while. When things went sour, she came back home, this time with a baby, who she named Gloria.Before long, Stallings was in Columbus again, too, and they picked up their rocky relationship where they had left it. Her family tried to visit, and she always seemed happy to see them, but as soon as he came home, it was clear he wanted them out.He was on drugs, doing drugs, selling drugs, Hurt says. Shed be sick at times and my mom would question her if she was taking anything, if he was doing anything to her.They werent even sure if the couple was married. Initially, she said they were, but on the night she called her parents to come get her and Gloria, she said they werent.Hurt helped her pack her things while their parents, Laura and Willie B. Gray, stood in the living room and talked to Stallings, who was angry and didnt want her to go.Before long, she was sneaking around with him again.And this is where the narrative begins to unravel.Hurt remembers Stallings also seeing other women, and she remembers her sister spending a lot of time with a distant relative, Sonny Lucas, who was bouncing back and forth between St. Louis and Columbus.And she remembers the night Stallings married someone else -- a hurried shotgun wedding with a girl who said she was pregnant with his baby. Hurt and Barry sneaked down to the house where the ceremony was being held and crowded into the back room, watching.Shortly afterward, Barry set her sights on St. Louis.The plan was for her to stay with an aunt while looking for work. Hurt was pregnant, and Barry was supposed to return to Columbus in August when the baby was born, and they would go back to St. Louis together.They were happy that day as they chattered in the taxi on the way to the bus station.Everything was supposed to turn out OK.■ ■ ■Vera Flournoy and Willie M. Gray, Barrys younger siblings, sit in Flournoys living room, sifting through family photographs and the residue of a 53-year search that has not ended and, they vow, will never end as long as they are alive.They were in grade school when Barry disappeared, but like Hurt, they still miss their quiet, serious older sister who always preferred to be home more than anywhere else. There were eight children -- four girls and four boys -- and they were so close that no one could imagine her just up and leaving without a trace.The aunt in St. Louis said she stayed with her briefly, then saw a newspaper advertisement for a live-in maid and took off for either Needham, Mass. or Bridgeport, Conn. She couldnt remember which city, but she did remember one thing: Lucas, the distant relative-turned-paramour, had returned to St. Louis, too. The night Barry left, she and Lucas wife got into a knock-down, drag-out fight.And this is where the trail goes cold.Hurt confronted Lucas when he returned to Columbus, but he was drunk, drunk, drunker than drunk, and said he would tell her later what happened. When she went back to see him, Lucas was gone.The family waited, believing Barry would call or write. They didnt file a missing persons report, because they werent certain she was missing. She was in her early 20s, a grown woman capable of choosing her own destiny -- unless something bad had happened.And that was unthinkable, so they pushed it out of their minds and waited some more.Every once in a while, Hurt would see Stallings around town, and he would always say the same thing: I cant stand to be around you, because you look so much like her.In her heart, she wondered if he had gotten her sister hooked on drugs. She wondered if he knew something he wasnt telling them.Someone said they saw her in Chicago. A tip pointed to a lady in Massachusetts, who said a young black girl worked as her live-in maid for about six months, but she couldnt remember her name or anything about her. Someone said she had been found in a mental hospital in California, where Stallings had since moved.When Stallings was found dead, Hurts hopes of finding her sister died a little, too.■ ■ ■Barry would be 76 now. Her parents are dead. A brother is dead. Her baby, Gloria, is dead.But she still has six siblings who miss her, Hurt says. They dont want her to come home if that isnt what she wants, they just want to know she is OK.In their hearts, Hurt and Flournoy believe she is dead. As Flournoy says this, Gray hunches forward as the words dig beneath his ribs and find their place inside his head, where his big sister is still very much alive.I never gave up hope, he says quietly. Ive always been holding that hope.Everyone coped in different ways.Flournoy became an armchair detective. She shakes loose a sheaf of letters from the Social Security office, some yellowed, some crisp and white. The wording differs from year to year, but the context is always the same: They are unable to forward a letter to Barry, because no address has been found. There is no death certificate. There is no evidence anyone has ever used her Social Security number.Stallings went to prison twice for drugs, so maybe Barry supplied the evidence and is now in the Witness Protection Program, Flournoy says, her eyes drowning the hope in her voice.Hurt became an armchair publicist, trying to get the national media interested in the search. For years, her sister appeared to her in dreams. She was always scared, begging for help. Then one day, the dreams stopped.I feel like she might have been killed, Hurt says. I really, really do.She tried to get a Missouri detective interested in reopening the case. He told her he wasnt even born in the 1960s, but he would take her phone number and let her know if he heard anything.Their parents chased every lead until they worried themselves to death. They insisted on keeping the same phone number, in case she called. From time to time, a fly-by-night private investigator would claim to have new information, and they would reach for their wallets. The children finally had to tell them they were being scammed.And then there was Gloria, the baby Barry left behind. Everyone else had their memories to console them.All she had was a question: Why?It nearly drove her mad. Every Mothers Day, she drew the shades and hid within her house, unable to face the churches and restaurants packed with mothers and daughters sporting fancy hats and happy smiles. Even her own two daughters could not erase the sting of abandonment.At the age of 50, her heart gave out. And the pain was over.Strangely, Barrys absence has been the glue that has bonded a tight-knit family even closer. The remaining siblings, flung across the country, call one another almost every day. They talk about her all the time.She wouldnt have just left, they say. Their parents instilled so much love in them, that she could not have willingly walked away and left them all behind.They could have long ago had her legally declared dead, and in some ways, that might have brought the closure they seek. But in the end, they couldnt bear to seal the tomb for fear there would be no Resurrection.Where theres life, theres hope, Gray says, his voice barely audible.And so they wait.

 

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I pray this is her family. They deserve Closure.

Sending ‘knee-mail’......

Comments: On September 30, 2018, Lillian Michelle Boyette left her residence and has not returned. She was last seen wearing a red crop top and gray sweat pants. She is possibly en route to Pascagoula, Mississippi. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Lillian Boyette, please contact the Daphne Police Department at (251) 621-2839.
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Status: Missing
Name: Boyette ,Lillian M
Gender: Female
Race: White
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde or Strawberry
Height: 5'0
Weight: 80 lbs.
Current Age: 13 Year(s)
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Location Last Seen: Daphne, Alabama
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Tattoos - Chest("Blessed")
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Comments:  On September 30, 2018, Lillian Michelle Boyette left her residence and has not returned. She was last seen wearing a red crop top and gray sweat pants. She is possibly en route to Pascagoula, Mississippi. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Lillian Boyette, please contact the Daphne Police Department at (251) 621-2839.
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Phone:  (251) 621-2839
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Status:  Missing
Name:  Boyette ,Lillian M
Gender:  Female
Race:  White
Ethnicity:  White
Eye Color:  Blue
Hair Color:  Blonde or Strawberry
Height:  50
Weight:  80 lbs.
Current Age:  13 Year(s)
Age Last Seen:
Location Last Seen:  Daphne, Alabama
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Scars, Marks, & Tattoos
Tattoos - Chest(Blessed)
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What type of shoes?

I hope this is t the young lady found in Harrison County yesterday!

Is this the young lady they found on side of the hwy in Harrison county? If so.. so sad cause she gained her angel wings.

I was wondering the same thing about her and the girl they found in Harrison Co, prayers coming.

she is actually a lot younger than the one found in Harrison County

A 13 year old has tattoos?

I would’ve never thought she was so young!!

Praying she’s found safe soon. The longer she’s gone the worst it would be for her. Shared in Bay Minette Alabama

She maybe younger but she matches the description (however vague) more closely than anyone else right now..

was not her, woman ID'd on Hwy 605 is a 52 yr old

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