AL AL - Carrie Smith Lawson, 25, Jasper, 11 Sept 1991

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1091DFAL

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1091dfal.html

    Carrie Smith Lawson
    Missing since September 11, 1991 from Jasper, Walker County, Alabama.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


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    Vital Statistics

    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 25 years old
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark brown hair. Eyeglasses.
    •Clothing: A red T-shirt; green khaki shorts, white socks and white Reebok tennis shoes, size 9.
    •Fingerprints: Available


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Lawson was abducted from her Jasper, Alabama home while responding to a telephone call from a woman who told Lawson she was a nurse and someone in Lawson's family was seriously ill in the hospital. A masked assailant managed to subdue and tie up her husband.
    Karen McPherson pleaded guilty to the kidnapping. McPherson said she and her cousin, Jerry Bland, planned the kidnapping for $300,000 ransom. Bland killed himself at his home three weeks after Lawson disappeared. Lawson's family payed the ransom and authorities found most of what they believe is the ransom money in the home of Bland.
    Despite numerous tips and a private investigator hired by Lawson's family, her body has never been found.
    A court declared Lawson dead in 1993. Lawson is originally from Cleveland, Tennessee. She's a graduate of the Alabama School of Law.


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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Walker County Sheriff Department
    205-302-6464

    Source Information:
    NBC13 News
    The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
    clevelandbanner.com
    Birmingham.fbi.gov
    timesfreepress.com

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/lawson_carrie.html
    More details at Charley Project

    Carrie is not listed in NamUs at this time.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...&pg=2560,2848778&dq=carrie-smith-lawson&hl=en
    SEP 1991

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...J&pg=4814,748044&dq=carrie-smith-lawson&hl=en
    OCT 1991

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...&pg=5373,2714618&dq=carrie-smith-lawson&hl=en
    OCT 1991

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...&pg=6650,1240720&dq=carrie-smith-lawson&hl=en
    NOV 1991

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...&pg=4152,2607463&dq=carrie-smith-lawson&hl=en
    SEP 1994

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...&pg=6496,1764404&dq=carrie-smith-lawson&hl=en
    SEP 1997

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...&pg=6009,1182863&dq=carrie-smith-lawson&hl=en
    SEP 1998

    http://books.google.com/books?id=I9...wBA#v=onepage&q="Carrie Smith Lawson"&f=false
    Book covering Carrie.

    Carrie has been missing almost 19 years. She is deeply missed by her family. Come home soon.
     

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  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    Carrie

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  7. JWD

    JWD New Member

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    Here's two links to the same Associated Press (AP) article published by the Gadsden Times & the Tuscaloosa Times in 1993. They're not listed above.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...MIfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P9gEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1373,2448089http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1891&dat=19930917&id=tMIfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P9gEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1373,2448089
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...4IfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hqUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4444,5166873

    Due to the possible tie-in to the Sept. 16, 1988 disappearance of Rebecca "Becky" Files Ferguson, I posted this on Becky's page also. Becky's car was found near Jasper with "two gun blasts" through the window.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9994026&posted=1#post9994026http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9994026&posted=1#post9994026
     
  8. JWD

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    September 2013 Articles about the co-kidnapper of Carrie, Karen McPherson (cousin of Jerry Bland who committed suicide to avoid prison). Carrie's family continues to fight McPherson's possible parole.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2439557/Carrie-Lawson-kidnapper-Karen-McPhersons-parole-opposed-family.html

    http://www.coloradonewsday.com/national/19911-carrie-lawson-kidnapper-karen-mcpherson-s-parole-opposed-by-family.html

    I can't get this October 2, 2013 article to open but the headline sounds great: Board Denies Parole in Carrie Lawson Kidnapping Case from 1991.

    http://news.silobreaker.com/board-denies-parole-in-carrie-lawson-kidnapping-case-from-1991-5_2267144952297291806
     
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  11. Archangel85

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    So, What's keeping Karen McPherson from disclosing the location of the body?
     
  12. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Carrie Lawson kidnapper Karen McPherson denied parole in lawyer's 1991 disappearance

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/08/carrie_lawson_kidnapper_denied.html

     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Carrie Lawson's kidnapping haunts family, friends and Alabama 25 years later

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/09/carrie_lawson_disappeared_25_y.html

     
  14. kat_

    kat_ New Member

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    I'm not sure that Karen McPherson actually knows where the body is, or that Jerry Bland actually killed Lawson, or himself, for that matter. If you look closer at Walker County, there are several unsolved crimes in the area, with many of the victims having ties to the courthouse.
     
  15. lindamichelle1

    lindamichelle1 New Member

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    Read about this case today and was really drawn in. I felt so horrible for her. I wish the selfish p.o.s left her whereabouts in his suicide note. so cruel.
     
  16. joey88

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    Not sure the validity of this but for what it's worth
    carrie lawson
     

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