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    NC - Virginia Wood, Kelly Gaskins & Ervin Williams, Chocowinity, 2007

    http://www.witn.com/crime/headlines/136985178.html

    Updated: 9:45 PM Jan 9, 2012

    Video at link above.

    The Investigation Discovery Channel featured their story at 9:00 pm Monday to shed more light on this cold case.

    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=73455

    Ervin Braxton Williams is wanted for multiple charges, and police say he may be linked to the dissappearances of Virginia Lynne Wood and Kelly Gray Gaskins.
    Wanted For:
    First Degree Arson
    Blounts Creek , NC
    First Degree Burglary
    Blounts Creek , NC
    Possession of Cocaine
    Washington , NC
    Possession of Marijuana
    Washington , NC
    Misdemeanor Probation Violation
    Assault by Pointing a Gun
    Blounts Creek , NC

    http://www2.wnct.com/news/2012/jan/0...gh-ar-1796817/

    Monday, January 9, 2012

    It was January 2007, Kelly violated her probation, leaving Chocowinity to move to Texas with her boyfriend Ervin Williams. He was wanted on several drug charges in Beaufort County.

    In March, Kelly’s best friend Ginni Wood left school at Appalachian State University and drove to Texas for her freshman spring break.

    http://investigation.discovery.com/t...132705.40769.x

    Video of Ginni's Mom speaking (looks like a snip from the show?)

    http://www.gotricounty.com/local/new...9de92ab4151bd5

    posted 04/18/2008

    please call the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at (252)946-7111 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252)974-6400. Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000.00 reward for information that confirms the whereabouts of Virginia Wood or Kelly Gaskins or leads to the arrest of Ervin Williams. The Wood family is offering an additional $1000.00 reward for information that leads to the confirmed whereabouts of Virginia Wood. Callers do not have to give their name, only their information.
    Please feel free to add more articles and stats and pics for these three.
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    I watched the disappeared episode last night.

    What I found odd is that Namus states that Ervin was back in NC with out Kelly or Virginia at one point and that the last contact with Kelly was in 1/2009 when she called home and said she was in the border town in Mx they had been searching.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/4999/0/
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    Also, Ervin Williams is not on Namus. Is he actually missing or has he been spotted?
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    I have no clue sleuthster! I couldn't make heads nor tails out of that brief article I posted in #1 that was published this week.

    I hadn't even heard of these three until yesterday and I really couldn't find that much info for any of them.

    I'm at a loss.


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    Re: Wood/Gaskins/Williams Case

    Hello,
    I'm a newbie here, and have a theory about this case. I wonder if the investigators thought of the possibility that these three individuals are living in a fringe community? I know it sounds outlandish, but considering that Gaskins and Williams have the need to be cloaked from society is a huge factor. Also, Wood's mother mentioned that Gaskins had a manipulative type of hold over Wood. What if the trio found some sort of sanctuary in a religious or cult type sect? It's obvious that Williams exerted control over Gaskins, and in turn Gaskins may have manipulated Wood. Gaskins may have pleaded with her friend to "just stay a little while longer" because she needed the emotional support. Gaskins may have even told Wood that it would be risky to call home, for law enforcement would be able to trace their whereabouts. Wood resists contact, and they stay secluded from society. At this point, the community or cult they are living in could have brainwashed Wood; Gaskins and Williams, not so much since they have a need to stay secluded.
    I know this theory seems way out there, but consider the motives of Gaskins and Williams to stay away from law enforcement: Williams facing a multitude of charges, and Gaskins breaking her probation. They both have a reason to stay out of the public eye. If it were just three kids (minus criminal records) who decided to take a vacation, then vanish, that would be different. People do strange things when they are desperate, and finding safety in a community that lives outside of the confines and rules of society probably wouldn't sound too bad for someone on the run. There are plenty of places like this in the areas that these three travelled through.
    Thanks for the chance to share this; Hopefully I don't sound too crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuthster View Post
    Also, Ervin Williams is not on Namus. Is he actually missing or has he been spotted?
    I am a local to this missing persons case.

    Williams could not be placed on Namus (per our Sheriff's office) because he is an absconder from the probation system, or was in the process of being charged with crimes. Something to the nature of past crimes & he could not be listed as missing.

    It has been said that he was spotted around town, but the Sheriff's office could never confirm any of those sightings. They assume it to just be scuttlebutt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuthster View Post
    I watched the disappeared episode last night.

    What I found odd is that Namus states that Ervin was back in NC with out Kelly or Virginia at one point and that the last contact with Kelly was in 1/2009 when she called home and said she was in the border town in Mx they had been searching.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/4999/0/
    That has to be a typo. she went missing on 1/18/07, and I assume that that's when the phone call took place. (Namus says 1/18/09. That can't be right. They must mean 1/18/07.)


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    There is nothing on Namus about Virginia Woods either. Weird.


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    Interesting. On her Charley Project page, it says that authorities may know of her whereabouts. I wonder where they think she is?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aphra View Post
    Interesting. On her Charley Project page, it says that authorities may know of her whereabouts. I wonder where they think she is?
    I'm not sure? I would think her mom would want to know. She goes on TV about once a year to talk about Virginia's case.


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    i dont really undertand if they may know of her wherabouts why arent they doing anything to make sure that is where she is and see if she is ok


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    I just watched this Disappeared episode last week and learned of this case.

    I hope Ginni is still out there, alive.

    I am afraid that Ervin may not have trusted Ginni to leave & go home (possibly thinking Ginni would be approached by LE regarding Kelly & Ervin's location, etc?) and as a result he could have manipulated Kelly into assisting him in harming Ginni.

    In my opinion, if it was just the three of them willingly in hiding, it's likely that three would have become a "crowd" before too long and Ginni would have chosen to go back to school and leave the couple to their fugitive lifestyle. If she was able.
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    They're dead - it's obvious

    It's hard to say what stupid plan Ervin had for doing business in Mexico, but he got himself and the girls killed.
    They might have gotten lost and died out in the Mexico desert somewhere, but it's more likely the were killed and buried.
    The key is Ginni. She had a life. She is not the kind of person to disappear for more than 5 years now without contacting anyone. I don't think for a minute that Ervin killed her himself or had intention of doing so. He's not a killer. His father may have been a bad man, but he was probably was not to nearly as bad.

    With his father committing suicide before the arson trial, he was lost. He obviously wasn't the kind of person to plan things very well, either. If you go down the Mexico with a couple of girls, no experience, no plan, and no money trying to eek out a living, you are destined to fail. You're lucky if you just fail and end up in a gutter somewhere. People leave Mexico to barely survive in the US and are happy to stay. Doing it the other way - going to Mexico with no money - is a hopeless proposition. It's obvious to me they're all dead - probably not long after the credit card was used a day or two after they left. Sorry to say.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtieB View Post
    It's hard to say what stupid plan Ervin had for doing business in Mexico, but he got himself and the girls killed.
    They might have gotten lost and died out in the Mexico desert somewhere, but it's more likely the were killed and buried.
    The key is Ginni. She had a life. She is not the kind of person to disappear for more than 5 years now without contacting anyone. I don't think for a minute that Ervin killed her himself or had intention of doing so. He's not a killer. His father may have been a bad man, but he was probably was not to nearly as bad.

    With his father committing suicide before the arson trial, he was lost. He obviously wasn't the kind of person to plan things very well, either. If you go down the Mexico with a couple of girls, no experience, no plan, and no money trying to eek out a living, you are destined to fail. You're lucky if you just fail and end up in a gutter somewhere. People leave Mexico to barely survive in the US and are happy to stay. Doing it the other way - going to Mexico with no money - is a hopeless proposition. It's obvious to me they're all dead - probably not long after the credit card was used a day or two after they left. Sorry to say.
    Maybe I am misremembering because it has been months since I watched the Disappeared episode... but isn't there surveillance video of Ervin in his home town a few months after the girls disappeared? Spotted at a gas station, I thought the footage was shown in the Disappeared episode?

    My memory is foggy... sorry if that is incorrect.
    Just my opinion!


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