AL AL - Shelia Hughes, 29, Aliceville, 1 Sept 2000

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  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20080224/NEWS/802240324/1018/NEWS

    24 Feb 08

    It's been more than seven years since Shelia Hughes disappeared.

    The night it occurred, Sept. 1, 2000, Shelia Hughes left her home with Renard Simmons, the father of her first child, a son to be delivered the next day.

    Simmons told police that he dropped Shelia Hughes off at her home in Aliceville at 3 a.m., but she was never seen again.

    Time has done little to alleviate the pain of her family.

    "There's still hurt in our hearts because we still don't have any answers," said the Rev. Nellie Woods, Shelia Hughes' cousin.

    "We don't know any more today than we did seven years ago."

    At 2 p.m. Thursday, the Hughes family held a memorial ceremony for Shelia Hughes, who was 29 at the time of her disappearance, at New Canaan Baptist Church in Aliceville.

    She would have been 37 in June.

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  3. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.cdispatch.com/articles/2008/02/22/local_news/local03.txt

    22 Feb 08

    A Pickens County family ended a long search on a sad note today.

    At 10 a.m., Aliceville, Ala. resident Debra Hughes filed a petition with Pickens County Probate Judge John Paluzzi to pronounce her sister, Sheila, as dead.

    But there is no body to bury.

    No one has seen a trace of Sheila Hughes since Sept. 1, 2000.

    Sheila Hughes - who according to her sister was 9 months pregnant at the time - and her boyfriend, Renaud Simmon, left their residence at the Windsor Park mobile home community in Aliceville at about 10 p.m., according to Debra Hughes.

    Simmon was the last known person to see Sheila Hughes.

    and

    Local authorities began searching for Sheila Hughes soon after she was reported missing, but every lead has been a dead end.

    “The search for Sheila has been extremely frustrating up to this point,” said Pickens County Sheriff David Abston.

    “I can't even tell you how many leads we have investigated. We found Sheila's purse in Noxubee County about a month after she went missing, but that is the only thing we have been able to find in eight years,” Abston continued.

    and

    Because nobody was around Sheila Hughes or her boyfriend on the night they disappeared, investigators have little to base their search on.

    and

    “We know where Mr. Simmon is and we questioned him, but we can't confirm if he was actually with Sheila when she disappeared. In fact, we can't even confirm that Sheila was actually pregnant at the time,” he added. “Without concrete evidence, it has been pretty frustrating.”

    Cox would not comment on further findings of the search because the investigation remains open.

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  4. KateB

    KateB New Member

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    Above Images: Hughes, circa 2000
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hughes_shelia.html
    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: September 1, 2000 from Aliceville, Alabama
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: June 17, 1971
    Age: 29 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 150 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Hughes has scars on her left arm and lower lip. Her ears are pierced. Her nickname is Boot.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray shirt and stretchy white maternity shorts.
    Medical Conditions: Hughes was nine months pregnant with a boy at the time of her September 2000 disappearance. She was due to deliver her baby at any time.
     
  5. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

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    What happened to Sheila and her unborn baby boy?
     
  6. KateB

    KateB New Member

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    I just noticed Charley Project and NamUs both have her first name as Shelia. It probably changes the pronunciation, too. I bet Shelia was used to that.
     
  7. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Aliceville woman went missing in 2000; family hasn't given up hope

    http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20160901/news/160909973

     
  8. FlossyMay

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    I have a friend who spells her name Shelia. The pronunciation is the same as Sheila. Strangely enough, she also lives in Alabama.
     
  9. FlossyMay

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    Shelia has been gone for 17 years. Her son would now be in high school. :(
     

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