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    VA - Hattie Brown, 48, Halifax County, 16 May 2009

    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0709/644470.html

    28 July 09

    The family of a missing Halifax County woman is speaking out, after police declared one of their family members a suspect.

    Derek Edward Brown was the last person seen with his aunt, Hattie Brown. Police think Derek has left the area and that has Hattie's brothers and sisters angry.

    Several family members say they're ready to find out the truth about what happened to Hattie.

    much more at link

    pics of Hattie and Derek


















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    Have not really found anything updated but here are a couple more articles discussing Hattie Brown...

    Missing Halifax woman's car found burned


    Published: July 8, 2009
    Updated: July 8, 2009

    State Police say they’ve found a car belonging to a missing Halifax County woman, burned on a farm.

    Troopers tell WSLS that Hattie Gertrude Brown’s Volkswagen Jetta was found on a farm near Virgilina. Brown has been missing since Saturday, May 16th...More...


    Person of involvement named in missing woman case

    Investigators have released the name of the man last seen with a Halifax County woman before she went missing eight weeks ago.

    Hattie Brown was last seen outside the Sheetz gas station near South Boston - with her nephew, Derek Edward Brown.

    Police say he is a "person of involvement" because he was with her right before she went missing...More...



    Press Release on the Hattie Brown case

    Today, the State Police issued a press release regarding new development in the case of Hattie Brown (missing since May 16). The current reward poster is available at the end of this posting.

    RELATIVE OF MISSING HALIFAX COUNTY WOMAN CONSIDERED SUSPECT IN HER DISAPPERANCE

    Family Increases Reward for Arrest/Conviction in Her Disappearance

    HALIFAX CO. – The on-going investigation into the whereabouts of a missing Halifax County woman, Hattie Gertrude Brown, has now identified the woman’s nephew as a suspect in her disappearance. Derek E. Brown, 30, of Virgilina, Va., has been elevated from a person of interest to a suspect in the missing person’s case.

    Hattie Gertrude Brown, 48, was last seen Saturday, May 16, 2009, at a Sheetz gas station at the intersection of Route 501 and Route 58 just outside South Boston in Halifax County. A video camera captured the woman and her car at the gas station at approximately 2:33 a.m. It has been determined that she was accompanied at the gas station by her nephew, Derek E. Brown...More...

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    http://tinyurl.com/yg8p2bb

    This woman is still missing in action.

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    Older article, not previously posted

    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1109/676878.html

    11/10/09 6:52 pm reporter: Ashley Singh producer: Amy Foster

    On Tuesday, divers were out searching the water near where her car was found in Virgilina. At this point, they're doing anything and everything they can to figure out where Hattie Brown might be.
    Clay Overholt with the State Police Scuba Team said, "Part of the location here is near where the vehicle was found and so we're just starting to check all the rivers and creeks and bridges."

    Overholt says the search will take two to three weeks. He's confident that if there's anything in the water, they'll find it.

    "Each area is essentially getting searched twice, sometimes three times," Overholt said.

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    State Police searching for person in missing Halifax Co. woman case

    http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/...sing_si/81916/

    WSLS News Staff
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    Published: February 17, 2010
    Updated: February 17, 2010

    HALIFAX CO. - State Police are searching for a missing Halifax County woman, in the hopes that she can help their investigation on a different missing woman.

    In a news release sent Wednesday evening, State Police said they’re searching for Krystal Lenora Pumphrey. Investigators say Pumphrey was subpoenaed to appear in court back in November of 2009, hoping that she could give them information related to the disappearance of Hattie Gertrude Brown.

    Brown disappeared from Halifax County back in May of 2009. She was last seen at the South Boston Sheetz. Investigators found her car on a farm in Halifax County on July 7, 2009. The car had been destroyed by fire.

    Brown’s family is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to Brown’s safe return.

    State Police believe Pumphrey is either in Halifax County, or in North Carolina near the border with Halifax County.

    If you’ve seen Pumphrey, or have any information about her, call State Police Special Agent T.A. LaRue at 1-800-552-0962.

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    Woman wanted in missing person case turns self in

    http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/...self_in/81984/

    DANVILLE REGISTER & BEE
    Published: February 18, 2010
    Updated: February 18, 2010

    A woman wanted for failing to appear in court in connection with a missing person case turned herself in to authorities Wednesday night.

    Krystal Lenora Pumphrey, 24, of Halifax, turned herself in at the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 7 p.m., according to a news release from the Virginia State Police.

    Police hope Pumphrey can provide information about the disappearance of Hattie Gertrude Brown, 48, who has been missing since May 2009.

    Authorities subpoenaed Pumphrey to appear in court in November. When she didn’t appear, a warrant was issued for her arrest.

    Earlier Wednesday, state police issued a release asking for the public’s help in locating Pumphrey.

    Brown was last seen at the Sheetz gas station at the intersection of U.S. 501 and 58 in Halifax County on May 16, 2009. Her vehicle — a silver 2003 Volkswagon Jetta, was found on farm property in Halifax County on July 7, completely destroyed by fire.

    The news release stated that Brown’s family is still offering a $10,000 reward “for information related to and safe return of” Brown.

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    Police Continue to Follow Leads in Old Cases

    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0310/712311.html

    03/03/10 7:02 pm | reporter: Brian Damewood producer: Amy Foster

    Within the last year, the Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Southside have seen their share of missing persons and mysterious death cases.

    Often times the public takes as much interest in these stories as the detectives trying to figure out what happened.

    Investigators keep following leads even if they run into a dead end.
    Halifax County investigators are still looking for Hattie Brown, who was last seen in May.

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    Family of missing Halifax Co. woman mark one year since her disappearance

    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12471371

    May 12, 2010

    One year has passed, but the disappearance of a Halifax County woman remains unsolved.

    Hattie Brown went missing May 16th, 2009

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    A Year Goes By, Search Goes On For Missing Woman
    MONDAY, 17 MAY 2010 09:01



    The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, South Boston Police Department and Virginia State Police continue to aggressively pursue the case of missing Halifax County woman Hattie Gertrude Brown.

    It was a year ago yesterday she was last seen at a gas station outside of South Boston with her nephew, Derrick Brown.

    At this stage of the investigation, investigators do suspect foul play in Brown’s disappearance, according to Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police public relations manager.

    http://www.gazettevirginian.com/inde...news&Itemid=54

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    Remains Found At Buggs Island Lake

    http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=12849121

    Posted: Jul 21, 2010 6:13 PM EDT
    Reporter: Ashley Singh

    Danville, VA - Mecklenburg County investigators say there were remains found on Buggs Island Lake.

    The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office says the remains are in such poor condition, they cannot tell whether the body was that of a male or female. Sheriff Danny Fox says this is the second body they've found at the lake in the past year and that they still don't know who the first body belongs to.
    There are four adults on the state police web site listed as missing in our viewing area. Hattie Brown from Halifax County who's been missing since last May, Virginia Welch and Joan Cook both from Roanoke, and Robert Lee Kelley from Buckingham County.


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    Hattie Brown still missing two years later

    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2011...er-ar-1043020/

    Published: May 16, 2011

    HALIFAX COUNTY, VA -- Two years after she disappeared, State Police say there has still been no sign of Hattie Brown.

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    http://www.gazettevirginian.com/inde...x-county-woman

    This 15-foot billboard urges anyone with information about Hattie Gertrude Brown who has been missing since May 16, 2009 to contact authorities. A $20,000 reward is available.

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    TV show set to air on missing Halifax County woman

    http://www.gazettevirginian.com/inde...x-county-woman

    WRITTEN BY STAFF
    07:48 AM 01/23/12

    Hattie Brown’s mysterious disappearance will be the subject of a 30-minute documentary featured on “Find Our Missing” series to be aired on TV One Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 p.m.

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    A bit more about the show, airing this Weds:

    http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/feb/2...09-ar-1714299/

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