779 users online (112 members and 667 guests)  



Websleuths News


Page 1 of 18 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 256
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,951

    GA - Justin Gaines, 19, Duluth, 2 Nov 2007

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A college student has been reported missing when he did not come home after going out to Wild Bill's in Gwinnett County.

    Officials said they have started an investigation into the case of an 18-year-old missing since Thursday night. Gwinnett County authorities said Justin Gaines' mother filed a police report Sunday after he didn't return home.

    According to the police report, Gaine's mother, Erika Wilson, said that her son came home Thursday and told her he was going out with friends. He was dropped off at Wild Bill's that night. Later that evening, Gaines called a friend to pick him up but the friend told him he couldn't. Gaines has not been seen or heard from since.


    More at link (including picture):
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14524895/detail.html

    I wanted to add that Wild Bill's is not all that wild. It's a country music style club and is just FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!!! YEEHAW!
    Ahem. I'm hoping Justin is found safe and sound.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,740
    I pray that Justin is found safe.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    3,852
    Two things strike me as a bit odd about this case. He didn't take his wallet with him, although he did take his driver's license and some cash. Maybe that is common practice among young party-goers today, but for a guy to leave his wallet behind just strikes me as odd. The second thing that is a bit "off" to me, is that he had recently arrived home from college and he goes out with his friends Thursday night, but isn't reported missing until after midnight on Sunday.....in other words, early Monday morning. Maybe it wasn't unusual for this guy to take off with his friends, but I would freak out if my child went out on Thursday, and I didn't see or hear from him/her on Friday, Saturday, or all day Sunday! Here is a link that I also posted over at Steve's site to a forum where local people are discussing the case:

    http://tinyurl.com/2cf32n

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    556
    I have been to Wild Bills when it's gotten a little wild. I hope they find him soon!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    On the Third Coast
    Posts
    8,670

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    On the Third Coast
    Posts
    8,670

    Search continues

    http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=203764

    November 7th 2007

    Friends of the victim told police he has false i-d's in the names of Brad Allen and Brad Shewe. Justin is described as being 5”11’ and 210 lbs with a muscular build. He has blue eyes and brown hair with a short buzz cut. Both of his ears are pierced with diamond studs. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve, gray shirt with “Abercrombie” written on the front, blue jeans with holes and flip flops.

    Investigators have started attempts to track Justin’s cell phone and obtain any relevant video from the area where he was last seen.

    Anyone who has information on Justin’s whereabouts or if anyone has seen Justin is asked to call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300.

    morea at link, incl pic

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    4,165
    Aww i hope hes found safe!!
    Happiness is the secret to all beauty.
    There is no beauty that is attractive
    Without happiness.
    ♥Christian Dior ♥

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    Posts
    7,379
    This was on Greta last night.

    They didn't say if his phone has been used. I am very worried for this young man's safety. His parents looked so scared.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    8,137
    Yes, I saw the parents on TV and they seemed in shock, of course.

    One thing they said that troubled me - they said he had a car for college but left it at his parents' house when he came home. I'm not sure if that is because the family needed the extra car or not - they mentioned six other children, which is why the boy wasn't staying at their house.

    He got a ride to the club with a couple he knew, and they were all going to go in together. But the pass he had only covered himself, and the couple decided to leave rather than pay the door charge - something like that. So he was left without a ride home.

    But question: if he had a car at home, according to his mother, why didn't he call home when he couldn't get a ride? I suspect it is because he was underage and using a fake ID and knew his parents wouldn't approve. Also, I'm not sure how far they lived from the club, and he probably didn't want to bother them.

    He tried to call his friends back to come and get him, but they had been driving a borrowed a car and already returned it for the night. That's really tragic.

    Also, I doubt that this club was "safe" because it was near a Mall. No mall area anywhere is totally "safe" at night, and never has been. And this is Atlanta, where people sometimes have a false sense of security, but which is a high crime area, and always has been.

    I'm the proud mother of a new attorney!
    It's better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~ James Thurber
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing ~ Edmund Burke
    Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense. ~ Mark Twain

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    338


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    8,137
    On that Xanga, he mentions Wild Bill's alot, but usually with his girlfriend. I wonder if he thought he knew someone who was a regular there and got in the car with the wrong person?

    I'm the proud mother of a new attorney!
    It's better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~ James Thurber
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing ~ Edmund Burke
    Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense. ~ Mark Twain

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    7,769
    Prayers that Justin is found alive and well. His friend was on one of the news shows and said that Justin drank a lot. If he's only 18, what is the legal drinking age in Ga? I tell ya, kids need to use the buddy system when they're partying.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    Posts
    7,379
    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtFox View Post
    Also, I doubt that this club was "safe" because it was near a Mall. No mall area anywhere is totally "safe" at night, and never has been. And this is Atlanta, where people sometimes have a false sense of security, but which is a high crime area, and always has been.
    Just an FYI about the area. It barely qualifies as "Atlanta." It is WAY out in the 'burbs in a serious soccer mom mall area. I didn't even know there was a big bar there. Please don't get the image in your mind of this kid partying in Buckhead. Doesn't change the fact that he used a fake ID and was drinking underage, but it isn't the high crime "shoot 'em up" area that downtown or Buckhead has been in the news for at times.

    Quote Originally Posted by philamena View Post
    Prayers that Justin is found alive and well. His friend was on one of the news shows and said that Justin drank a lot. If he's only 18, what is the legal drinking age in Ga? I tell ya, kids need to use the buddy system when they're partying.
    21.

    Sounds like he planned to be with friends and then they couldn't get in. Unfortunately he chose to stay alone. I'm sure he assumed that he'd know plenty of people inside and would have no trouble catching a ride.

    This is NOT a high risk area. Honestly, I wouldn't think twice driving around at night alone. I wouldn't walk, but then again, there's nowhere to walk TO. Everything is driving distance. We are in car country. Not an urban area (or even a well-planned suburb or town) where you can walk from place to place. Even biking somewhere is pretty much out of the question.

    Also, I need to download the fliers. I would like to put them up at the restaurant, even though we aren't all that close to his last known location.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    On Top of Ole' Smoky
    Posts
    7,768
    I pray that this young man is found safe.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    556
    On Thursdays, Wild Bills is a 18 to party 21 to drink kinda thing too. My nieces used to go every Thursday night in the summer. So it's not like he needed the fake ID to get in. But you get your hand stamped or something at the door if you're over 21. The bar is in front of the mall right down from a main road - Pleasant Hill which is like 6 or 8 lanes across and is usually jam packed. It's surrounded by other stores and such, but all those close by 9pm. They also have bouncers and security guards, so when he left, imo, he wasn't causing ruckus or someone would have checked on him.

    A friend of mine was in Wild Bills one Thursday when someone came in with a gun and fired several shots inside the building. All the kids were in the parking lot calling parents and it was on the news and everything. BUT the place is usually tame.

    I've gotten several bulletins with his missing poster on Myspace which I have fowarded to all my friends there. I hope they find him soon.

Page 1 of 18 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. MS MS - Justin Tubbs, 48, Saucier, 9 April 2007
    By Kat in forum Cold Cases
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2015, 08:37 AM
  2. Found Deceased IL - Dan Gaines, 59, Bloomington, 12 May 2014
    By OkieGranny in forum Located Persons Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-31-2014, 03:45 PM
  3. GA Justin Glen Gaines (18) - Duluth GA, 2007
    By SheWhoMustNotBeNamed in forum Missing Children in America - A Profile
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-12-2010, 11:42 PM
  4. Found Safe IN - Jaylan, Justin, Kyara, & Kayla Walker, 1-9, Elkhart, Jan 2007
    By Indy Gal in forum Located Persons Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 01-27-2007, 01:08 AM

Tags for this Thread