Police say all three left Columbia on Jan. 7 in a 2006 beige or gold Dodge Stratus with paper tags. They were planning on taking Interstate 20 west to Shreveport, Louisiana so Brady could be dropped off there to pick up a truck he purchased. The other two were headed to Texas.
Relatives say they never arrived in Shreveport or Texas and haven't heard from them since. Police say repeated calls made by family members go straight to voice mail.
Someone in the car used a cellphone in Birmingham, Ala., but the group has not been heard from since, authorities say.
"Promise me you'll always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
-Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
"Someone"? Why not say who?
Are the male photos mugshots or DMV?
What was the weather like along the route- could they have had an accident?
MISSING PERSONS INVESTIGATION
Friday, January 18, 2013
COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott hopes the public can help investigators locate three missing persons.
Brady S. Brown (DOB: 4-29-1963) along with his Uncle Eddie Lee Cobb, Junior (DOB: 6-27-1944) and family friend Ella Williams (DOB: 5-22-1960) were in Columbia on January 4, 2013 to attend a funeral.
On January 7, 2013 all three individuals left Columbia in a 2006 beige or gold Dodge Stratus with paper tags.
Their intent was to travel on Interstate-20 Westbound to Shreveport, Louisiana from Columbia but they never arrived.
Relatives haven’t heard from or seen them since. Repeated calls made by family members go straight to voice mail.
The last known communication is believed to have been made from a cell phone belonging to one of the three near Birmingham, Alabama on January 7, 2013.
One of Brown’s relative reported all three of them missing to CPD.
Investigators have received information that Williams may be in need of medications.
Investigators with CPD’s Special Victims Unit have contacted law enforcement agencies in these five states: Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.
SLED is also assisting CPD in this investigation.
Chief Scott encourages citizens with information about this incident to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:
CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.
LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.
Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC". Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.
Jan 28, 2013 10 By Jeff Mays
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