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    AL - Merl Reed, 63, Birmingham, 5 April 2017

    Merl Joseph Reed, 63, came to UAB Hospital from Alexander City on*the 5th, and stepped outside the ER to smoke but never returned. The person that reported Reed missing is concerned because he is partially blind, with one glass eye, and physically unable to walk far without assistance.



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    My girlfriend works at UAB and I'm there often. The chance of robbery/abduction without witnesses is slim unless it was 3 in the morning.

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    It was 1pm. Jimmy Hale Mission might be a place he'd end up. He's a cook on 3rd shift in a town two hours away. I think he walked away on his own.

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    Reed has a glass eye and is partially blind. He walks with a limp and is unable to walk long distances without assistance, police said. He is described as a white man. He is 5-foot 11 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing black jeans, black shoes and a black-striped Polo-style shirt and an Auburn cap.

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    Ok... I contacted 3 shelters in the downtown Birmingham area near UAB. To my complete surprise, none of them were aware of this missing gentleman. None of them had a photograph. They told me they would look it up online and print one. Whether they actually do... I have no idea. Chances are if he is disoriented, he's been to one of those shelters. Makes me wonder if the police even bother checking. One of the missions was completely rude and uninterested... until I tore into them.


    Jimmie Hale Mission
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    Quote Originally Posted by easongt View Post
    Ok... I contacted 3 shelters in the downtown Birmingham area near UAB. To my complete surprise, none of them were aware of this missing gentleman. None of them had a photograph. They told me they would look it up online and print one. Whether they actually do... I have no idea. Chances are if he is disoriented, he's been to one of those shelters. Makes me wonder if the police even bother checking. One of the missions was completely rude and uninterested... until I tore into them.


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    So sad.

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    AL - Merl Joseph Reed, 63, Birmingham, 5 April 2027

    Quote Originally Posted by easongt View Post
    My girlfriend works at UAB and I'm there often. The chance of robbery/abduction without witnesses is slim unless it was 3 in the morning.

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    It can happen I recall all the way back to the 80's two blocks from UAB robberies occurred. All thou you are correct it was very late night . Oh the memories of fun in Southside, Purple Onion, the circuit , lol

    East of UAB it can become sketchy ....

    Jimmie H is the 1st place I would think of.... Cannot believe they had not received any type of notice of the MP

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    I have a questions for those who mightbe familiar with UAB hospital. I know it's near downtown, and encompasses several buildings in the area" does anyone know exactly which buildning he went missing from? I have a friend/family member who runs a homeless ministry in downtown Birmingham and want to send her a link to the poster without some information. That should be with. Info. My keyboard won't let me backspace"

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarney rose View Post
    I have a questions for those who mightbe familiar with UAB hospital. I know it's near downtown, and encompasses several buildings in the area" does anyone know exactly which buildning he went missing from? I have a friend/family member who runs a homeless ministry in downtown Birmingham and want to send her a link to the poster without some information. That should be with. Info. My keyboard won't let me backspace"
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    Contacted her and sent her the link with the article and his picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarney rose View Post
    Contacted her and sent her the link with the article and his picture.
    Was it one of the missions I contacted earlier today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by easongt View Post
    Was it one of the missions I contacted earlier today?

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    The reason I ask is I would surely like to register a complaint with the gentleman who answer the phone LOL

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    No, they operate from a church.

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    They are downtown several times a week.

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