02-10-2011, 04:51 AM #1
SC - William Pound, 54, Lexington, 30 Nov 2010
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a 54-year-old Batesburg-Leesville man.
William Ira Pound, Jr. was reported missing on December 11 by his ex-wife, Sharon Pound, who said he was last seen at his home on November 23 by their daughter. Police say Pound's daughter was also the last to speak with him by telephone on November 29.
Missing man mystery
Police agencies failed to connect the dots in bizarre crash-missing person case
Two separate storylines incredibly didn’t cross for nearly two months, as one law enforcement agency closed out its investigation of a one-car accident in which the bloodied driver apparently left on foot and another agency searched high and low for a missing person.
Only when someone at an auto salvage yard began looking for the owner of a wrecked car nearly two months later did the two agencies discover their oversight. The missing Batesburg-Leesville man and the man in the wreck in Fairfield County likely were one and the same.
The extended family of William Ira Pound Jr. can’t understand how this could have happened. Why did the S.C. Highway Patrol not contact the Pound family after his bloody car was found flipped on Nov. 30 on Old River Road in Fairfield County? Why did the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department not find the accident report after the family reported Pound missing 11 days after the wreck? And most importantly, by some miracle, could Pound still be alive somewhere?
Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2011/02/10/1...#ixzz1DXmQHO9Z
Timeline from above:
Nov. 29: William Ira Pound Jr. speaks with his mother by phone and promises to pick up items and bring them to her nursing home in Fairfield County.
2:30 a.m. Nov. 30: Pound is seen on a surveillance video at a Lexington Walgreens picking up toiletries.
4-5 a.m. Nov. 30: S.C. Highway Patrol responds to a report of a one-car accident along Old River Road near I-77 in Fairfield County; for several hours, an officer searches the area for the driver.
Dec. 8: Family members, who had not heard from Pound, report him missing.
Dec. 11: A missing person report is filed; Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigates.
Dec. 15: SLED is asked to further check the information on Pound with a national crime database; no match is found because numbers of the license plate were transposed in the database search.
Dec. 28: Lexington County sheriff’s deputies conduct a search around Pound’s home and the route to the nursing home.
Late January: A worker from a Ridgeway salvage yard notifies authorities that the owner of the wrecked car matches the name of a missing man.
Feb. 3: Pound’s family members are informed that the car had been in a wreck reported on Nov. 30.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 12-08-2012 at 11:06 AM.
02-12-2011, 08:31 AM #2
Police Seek Help in Missing Person Case
14 hrs ago
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from citizens in finding a 54-year-old William Ira Pound Jr., 54, of Batesburg-Leesville
02-12-2011, 09:19 AM #3
Search resumes for missing Fairfield Co man
Posted: Feb 11, 2011 10:51 PM EST
Updated: Feb 12, 2011 8:09 AM EST
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The search for a missing man resumed again Saturday in Fairfield County.
Investigators, family and friends are looking for William Ira Pound. He hasn't been seen since November 30th. It's the same day his badly damaged car was found along Highway 41.
02-14-2011, 08:42 PM #4
Family of William Pound Hopes for His Return
8:35 PM, Feb 13, 2011
Lexington County, SC (WLTX) -- The family of a man missing for two months says they're still looking for him. No one has heard from 54-year-old William Ira Pound since late November.
02-28-2011, 12:17 PM #5
--- On Mon, 2/28/11, Holleman, Joey <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Holleman, Joey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: William Ira Pound Jr - Missing - Update?
Date: Monday, February 28, 2011, 11:09 AM
He hasn’t been found. The last major search effort was Feb. 12, and they found nothing. There was a tip from someone who thought they saw him wandering near I-77 near dusk on the evening after his early morning wreck. But the search in that area turned up nothing.
I hope Mr. Pound is safe somewhere, but that appears very unlikely.
I’m doing a story for tomorrow’s paper in which the family is pushing for a state next-of-kin registry to help other families in similar cases.
03-01-2011, 07:41 AM #6
New registry would help find family in emergencies
Tuesday, Mar. 01, 2011
Missing man’s relatives say information could have speeded up search
By JOEY HOLLEMAN - email@example.com
The family of a missing Lexington County man is pushing for a state next-of-kin registry that could have saved them weeks of anguish and might even save lives.
Sen. Jake Knotts on Tuesday plans to introduce a bill that would set up an archive of next-of-kin information that would be gathered when people get or renew drivers licenses and car registrations. Knotts put together the bill after hearing from the family of William Ira Pound Jr., who disappeared Nov. 29.
03-05-2011, 08:15 AM #7
Family Of William Pound, Missing Man, Speak Out
7:56 PM, Mar 4, 2011
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Rescue teams and volunteers will be out in Fairfield County Saturday searching for 54-year-old William Pound.
His family is hoping that with the help of law enforcement and dozens of volunteers he can be found.
04-17-2011, 09:55 AM #8
11-29-2011, 07:24 AM #9
Family still suffering, but case rewrote rules
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
By JOEY HOLLEMAN - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearly a year after the discovery of William Ira Pound Jr.’s bloody, wrecked car on the side of a rural road, neither the Lexington County man nor his remains have been found.
11-20-2012, 07:42 AM #10
I know Billy's kids. I really hope they can finally get some closure.
Investigators confirm human remains were found in Fairfield County not far from where search crews found a wrecked car, two years ago.
The remains were found Saturday morning by a crew that was out trimming trees.
Officials have not positively identified the remains, but they were found in close proximity to where a man went missing two years ago.Never blame the victim.
11-24-2012, 07:24 PM #11
Human remains found could be missing Batesburg-Leesville man
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12-08-2012, 11:06 AM #12
Human remains from Fairfield County positively identified
by Kevin Boozer
17 hrs ago
WINNSBORO — A body discovered by a tree trimming crew on Saturday, November 10 has been positively identified as that of William Pound, Jr.
Rest in Peace Mr. Pound
12-08-2012, 05:48 PM #13
How sad.. I hate it when they find remains "close" and yet the area was searched
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