05-20-2015, 08:06 AM #1
AL - Shep Leonard, 32, Sylacauga, 4 February 2011
Shep Leonard used to visit her six days a week. She hasn’t seen him since February 2011 when he stopped by the Sylacauga Walmart where she works.
“He was in another line and he just had that big smile on his face,” said Malone. “And he said don’t forget Sunday, because we’re going to go take the family portrait.”
Three days later his car was found on the side of Highway 280 in Shelby County, according to police.
Investigator Mike Smith with the Sylacauga Police Department said there were no signs of Leonard.
Sylacauga Police found the groceries and receipt in the 32-year-old’s house.
Investigators said he apparently left, and never got the chance to come back.
“The last known contact we had was his phone that was around the Talladega area, and that was a text. It said ‘I’m here.’ That’s all we had. ”
“He never did show back up. You know and I would call his cell phone, but it would always go to his voicemail,” said Malone.
05-20-2015, 10:48 PM #2Registered User
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Shep Deon Leonard
Above: Leonard, circa 2011
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 4, 2011 from Sylacauga, Alabama
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age: 32 years old
Height and Weight: 5'11, 189 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black jacket and jeans.
Details of Disappearance
Leonard was last seen leaving a Wal-Mart on Highway 280 in Sylacauga, Alabama at approximately 10:00 p.m. on February 4, 2011. His mother worked at the register there, and she saw him and they talked awhile. The conversation was normal. Leonard spoke to someone on the phone on February 5, the day after he was last seen. He has never been heard from again. A police officer noticed Leonard's black four-door 1999 Pontiac Grand Am on the roadside near a Wal-Mart in the Chelsea, Alabama area on February 6, 2011. When it was still there the next day, the officer stopped to inspect it. It was locked and appeared undisturbed.
When Leonard's mother went his house, she discovered he'd left the lights and the heat on, and the covers were thrown off the bed as if he'd been asleep and had to get up and do something. He had a set routine before his disappearance and it's uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch with his family, but police can find no evidence of foul play in his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sylacauga Police Department
256-401-2464 OR 256-401-2442 OR 256-249-4716
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