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August 21, 2019
Welcome to Part 2 of our investigation into the disappearance of Chris Sanders. This episode features an interview with Karen Knuckles, a close family friend of Chris Sanders. Chris was last seen on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was living in a trailer park in Monahans County, Texas. He had moved there in April 2017 to work in the oil fields with his mother’s brother-in-law. The day before his disappearance he was having dinner with co-workers. They reported that he appeared agitated and had an animated phone call with his wife Angela. The next morning he went for a walk around 9:30 am. His mother’s brother-in-law’s nephew tried to call Chris but his phone was turned off. His wife Angela also tried to reach him several times that day. No one has seen or spoken to Chris since the morning of August 13, 2017. If you have any information on Chris’s disappearance, please call the Monahans Police Department at (432) 943-3254. You can also contact Kristi directly at southerngone@gmail.com. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
August 7, 2019
Chris Sanders was last seen on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was living in a trailer park in Monahans County, Texas. He had moved there in April 2017 to work in the oil fields with his mother’s brother-in-law. The day before his disappearance he was having dinner with co-workers. They reported that he appeared agitated and had an animated phone call with his wife Angela. The next morning he went for a walk around 9:30 am. His mother’s brother-in-law’s nephew tried to call Chris but his phone was turned off. His wife Angela also tried to reach him several times that day. No one has seen or spoken to Chris since the morning of August 13, 2017. Chris’s mother Sandy Sanders has been desperately trying to find her son. This episode features an interview with Sandy. She describes her son as the life of the party, people-oriented, and dependable. He was dedicated to taking care of his family and his kids were everything to him. Sandy shared that Chris was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and had been taking medication for it. She suspects he may have stopped taking his medication prior to his disappearance. If you have any information on Chris’s disappearance, please call the Monahans Police Department at (432) 943-3254. You can also contact Kristi directly at southerngone@gmail.com. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
June 5, 2019
Welcome to part 4 of our investigation into the Carrie Smith Lawson disappearance! We are not done with this case and are still looking for answers. Carrie was kidnapped in 1991 in Jasper, Alabama and has never been seen again. Did Jerry Bland, one of Carrie’s kidnappers, really kill himself or was he murdered? How involved was Karen McPherson in the kidnapping and should she be serving a life sentence? Finally, we discuss the corruption that is deep rooted in Walker County, Alabama and try to figure out who the real mastermind was in Carrie’s disappearance and presumed murder. Join Kristi as she delves back into the Carrie Lawson case with an exclusive interview with James Lancaster, Karen’s brother. We continue to believe there is more to this story and more people involved in Carrie's disappearance than the one person, Karen McPherson, in prison for her kidnapping. Who were the others, not including Jerry Bland and Karen McPherson, who were a part of this kidnapping? Our hope is to bring everyone who was involved in Carrie’s case to justice. We also want to bring peace and justice to Carrie’s family. If you have information about this case please contact Kristi at southerngone@gmail.com. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
May 22, 2019
Welcome to part 3 of our investigation into the Carrie Smith Lawson disappearance! We believe there is more to this story and more people involved in Carrie's disappearance than the one person, Karen McPherson, in prison for her kidnapping. Join Kristi as she delves back into the Carrie Lawson case with an exclusive interview with one of Karen McPherson’s close family members. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone! Sources: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2016/09/carrie_lawson_disappeared_25_y.html https://www.nytimes.com/1991/10/02/us/kidnapped-woman-still-missing-as-suspect-is-an-apparent-suicide.html
May 8, 2019
Carrie Lawson was kidnapped on September 11, 1991, in Jasper, Alabama. She was 25 years old and recently graduated from the University of Alabama Law School. This stunning case still haunts the community and her family 28 years later. Join Kristi as she delves back into the Carrie Lawson case with Carrie’s sister Margaret Smith Kubiszyn. If you want to hear part 1 of this story listen to Episode 9 before you listen to this episode. The kidnapping happened around 3 a.m. at the home Carrie shared with her husband, 26-year-old Earl Lawson. They received a middle-of-the-night call from a woman claiming to be a nurse who said a close family member was at the hospital. As the couple left for the hospital, a gunman appeared at their vehicle. He forced Earl to the ground and instructed Carrie to bind her husband with duct tape. The gunman, Jerry Bland, demanded a ransom in exchange for the safe return for Carrie. Carrie’s family was willing to pay the $300,000 ransom in order to get their daughter back. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned. Karen McPherson, Jerry Bland’s cousin, has been serving 25 years in prison for the kidnapping of Carrie Lawson but to this day Carrie has never been found. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
April 24, 2019
John Smith South Jr., U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, was last seen in Mountain City, Tennessee on December 17, 1998. He was 54 years old at the time of his disappearance. His daughter, Pam Brambson, and granddaughter went to visit him on December 20. However, when they arrived he was not home. Pam said this was strange and it was out of character for John not show up when they had plans. His white 1985 Subaru Justy Hatchback was also missing. Pam and her family suspected foul play from the beginning. It has been 21 years since John disappeared and his daughter is still wondering what happened to her dad. This episode features an exclusive interview with John’s daughter Pam. If you have information related to John’s disappearance, please contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND or email one..helpfindjohnsouth@yahoo.com. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone! Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-case-spotlight/vietnam-veteran-john-smith-south-still-missing-two-decades-after-n950891 http://www.missingveterans.com/1998/john-smith-south/ http://charleyproject.org/case/john-smith-south-jr
April 10, 2019
This episode is a follow-up to Episode 19. On the afternoon of August 26, 1995, 23-year-old Heather Teague disappeared from Newburgh Beach in Henderson County, Kentucky. She was sunbathing on the beach next to the Ohio River when a witness saw a white man approach her. He allegedly grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into the woods. Heather’s mother Sarah has not given up on seeking justice for her daughter. In her attempt to find answers she hired attorney Chip Adams. This episode features an exclusive interview with Chip who details the circumstances around Heather’s disappearance and his efforts to bring peace to Heather’s family. If you have any information on this case please contact Heather’s mother Sarah Teague (270-836-7643). Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
April 3, 2019
This is a special bonus episode Southern Gone celebrating our one year anniversary. Patricia “Patti” Adkins went missing on June 29, 2001. She was last seen clocking out of the Honda Plant where she worked in Marysville, Ohio. Patti had been having an affair with a married co-worker and had told her sister he was planning to leave his wife for her. She had recently lent her boyfriend over $90,000 for his business. This money was supposed to help him be more financially secure so he would be able to divorce his wife and be with Patti. Just before she disappeared she told her sister she was going on a vacation to Canada with her boyfriend. She asked her sister to watch her seven year old daughter and let her know she would not have cell service while she was away. After Patti failed to return from her vacation her sister reported her missing on July 8. When her boyfriend was questioned he denied having an affair with Patti and said he hardly knew her. She has never been seen or heard from since. Foul play is suspected. If you have information on the disappearance of Patricia Adkins, contact the Union County Sheriff's Office crime tip hotline at 937-642-7653. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
March 27, 2019
On the afternoon of August 26, 1995, 23-year-old Heather Teague disappeared from Newburgh Beach in Henderson County, Kentucky. She was sunbathing on the beach next to the Ohio River when a witness saw a white man approach her. He allegedly grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into the woods. The police arrived shortly after and began to search the beach. They found a piece of Heather’s bathing suit but didn’t locate Heather. She has not been seen or heard from since. Heather’s mother Sarah has not given up on seeking justice for her daughter. In 2007 she had Heather legally declared dead so she could obtain the FBI’s records of the case. In 2016 Sarah filed a lawsuit after Kentucky State Police denied her open records request relating to the original 911 call reporting her daughter's abduction. If you have any information on this case please contact Heather’s mother Sarah Teague 270-836-7643. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone! Sources: Medium.com Charleyproject.org Courierpress.com
March 12, 2019
Davidson County Museum of Art Director William Mark Alley disappeared on February 2, 2000, from Lexington, North Carolina. Mark was confronted by his coworkers about a discrepancy in the museum’s finances that morning. He left the museum and stopped at a gas station to buy some Tylenol PM. This is the last time anyone has seen Mark. He was married at the time with a young son and a pregnant wife. By all accounts, Mark had a good life and was well respected in the community. Why did he disappear? Did he choose to leave? Was he kidnapped? Kristi looks into the different possibilities in this compelling case. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
February 26, 2019
Ten years ago, 58-year-old Barbara Blount disappeared from her rural Holden, Louisiana home. Authorities found pots and pans stacked on her kitchen floor, part of a spring house cleaning. More ominously, they also found her car abandoned in the woods on a nearby gravel road. When her nephew checked her house, the front door was wide open and Blount's phone was lying on the floor with the battery pulled out. Her silver four-door 2006 Toyota Camry was found parked about a quarter of a mile from her home at 4:15 p.m. the day of her disappearance. It was parked on a dirt logging road, 25 or 30 yards off the main road and out of sight, hidden by trees. Blount was a widow and lived alone at the time of her disappearance, but she kept in regular touch with her relatives and her disappearance was out of character. Her two children lived on the same road as she did, and she still cooked dinner for them every day. She also regularly drove her sister to medical appointments. She lived quietly and was active in her local Baptist church. Blount is described as a cautious individual who didn't open her door to strangers and carried a gun when she went outside to milk the cows. Her credit cards haven't been used since she went missing. Investigators believe she was taken against her will. Foul play is suspected in Blount's disappearance. This episode features an exclusive interview with Barbara’s niece Suzanne Honeycutt. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
February 13, 2019
Marsha Brantley went missing from Cleveland, Tennessee sometime in June or July of 2009. She was an aspiring writer who loved spending time outdoors with her dogs. Marsha’s hairdresser started asking questions about her whereabouts when she failed to show up for her hair appointment. Her husband, Donnie Brantley, claimed that Marsha had left him and they were getting a divorce. She was an only child and both of her parents had passed years earlier. Her extended family didn’t even find out about her disappearance until December 2009. Police began investigating the case and Donnie was indicted 2 separate times. Both times charges were dismissed. To this day Marsha’s body has never been found and the case remains unsolved. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone.
December 18, 2018
On this special episode of Southern Gone host Kristi Bryant is joined in the studio by her younger sister Laura. Kristi discusses her favorite cases and answers questions from her fans. This episode is the last episode of Southern Gone for 2018! Thank you for listening and supporting Southern Gone. We are looking forward to coming back with new episodes in February 2019. Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone.
November 29, 2018
Brandi Cole went missing on July 7, 2007, from Tifton, Georgia. She was 17 years old and had a two-year-old daughter.
November 7, 2018
On March 1, 1976 US Foreign Service Office William Bradford Bishop Jr. left his office in Washington DC and never came back. The bodies of his wife, mother, and 3 children were found one week later. Authorities believe that Bishop Jr. killed his family with a sledgehammer and used his station wagon to dispose of the bodies. Then, he disappeared. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone.
October 24, 2018
Morgan Nick was attending a little league baseball game with her mother in Alma, Arkansas on June 9, 1995. She was last seen emptying sand out of her shoes near her mother’s car. When her mother, Colleen, went to look for her she was nowhere to be found. Morgan’s friends recalled seeing a suspicious looking man talking to her. Morgan has not been seen or heard from since she disappeared. Colleen Nick started the Morgan Nick Foundation after her daughter was kidnapped. The Morgan Nick Foundation (MNF) provides a support network to parents and families of all missing children. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone.
October 10, 2018
Leigh Occhi went missing on August 27, 1992, from Tupelo, Mississippi. She was 13 years old at the time of her disappearance. Leigh’s school was not in session yet so she stayed home alone when her mother, Vickie Felton, left to go to work at 8 am. Hurricane Andrew was passing through town causing storms and rain. According to Vickie, Leigh was afraid of storms. When Vickie called home about an hour later, there was no answer. Worried about her daughter, Vickie left work shortly after 9 am to go back home to check on her. When Vickie returned home she noticed the garage door was open. She entered the home and found no sign of Leigh. However, there was blood on the floor and walls in front of Leigh’s bedroom. Leigh was missing and has never been heard from since. This episode features an exclusive interview with William Moore of The Daily Journal in Tupelo, Mississippi. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Leigh Occhi or details about her disappearance is asked to call the Tupelo Police Department at (662) 841-6491 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi at 1-800-773-TIPS (8477). For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5 star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Sources: http://www.djournal.com/news/years-later-leigh-occhi-case-remains-a-mystery/article_1221cac8-543a-587e-b9e6-f9a1a52d735c.html
September 25, 2018
Tiffany Whitton was 26 years old when she went missing from Walmart in Marietta, Georgia on September 13, 2013, at 2 am. She was last seen fleeing from the Walmart parking lot on foot after she was caught shoplifting by loss and prevention. Her boyfriend Ashley Caudle, claimed he looked for her in the early hours of September 13 but never found her. Tiffany left without her purse, cell phone, and even her shoes. Tiffany vanished and has never been seen or heard from again. Join Kristi as she talks to Lisa Daniels the mother of Tiffany Whitton about Tiffany and her disappearance. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Tiffany Whitton please call the Cobb County cold case tip line at 770-528-3032. If you want to read more about this case we recommend Missing: The Curious Anomaly of Tiffany Whitton’s Disappearance https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a44402/missing-tom-junod/. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
September 12, 2018
Carrie Lawson was kidnapped on September 11, 1991, in Jasper, Alabama. She was 25 years old and recently graduated from the University of Alabama law school. This stunning case still haunts the community 27 years later. The kidnapping happened around 3 a.m. at the home Carrie shared with her husband, 26-year-old Earl Lawson. They received a middle-of-the night call from a woman claiming to be a nurse who said a close family member was at the hospital. As the couple left for the hospital, a gunman appeared at their vehicle. He forced Earl to the ground and instructed Carrie to bind her husband with duct tape. The gunman, Jerry Bland, demanded a ransom in exchange for the safe return for Carrie. Carrie’s family was willing to pay the $300,000 ransom in order to get their daughter back. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned. Karen McPherson, Jerry Bland’s cousin, has been serving 25 years in prison for the kidnapping of Carrie Lawson but to this day Carrie has never been found. Join Kristi as she delves into the Carrie Lawson case. What happened to her? Will she ever be found? Southern Gone is an independently produced new podcast, which means we fund everything ourselves. We do this because we believe that all the missing deserve to be found. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5-star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode.
July 25, 2018
Ten years ago, 58-year-old Barbara Blount disappeared from her rural Holden, Louisiana home. Authorities found pots and pans stacked on her kitchen floor, part of a spring house cleaning. More ominously, they also found her car abandoned in the woods on a nearby gravel road. Kristi Bryant interviews John Dupont, a reporter at Livingston Parish News. Dupont has investigated the case and recently published an article about the search for Barbara Blount 10 years after her disappearance. Blount was last heard from at 11:30 a.m. on May 2, 2008, when a neighbor spoke to her via telephone at her residence on State Highway 1036 in rural Livingston Parish. Blount told her neighbor that she was cleaning out her kitchen cabinets. She has never been heard from again. When her nephew checked her house, the front door was wide open and Blount's phone was lying on the floor with the battery pulled out. Her silver four-door 2006 Toyota Camry was found parked about a quarter of a mile from her home at 4:15 p.m. the day of her disappearance. It was parked on a dirt logging road, 25 or 30 yards off the main road and out of sight, hidden by trees. Blount was a widow and lived alone at the time of her disappearance, but she kept in regular touch with her relatives and her disappearance was out of character. Her two children lived on the same road as she did, and she still cooked dinner for them every day. She also regularly drove her sister to medical appointments. She lived quietly and was active in her local Baptist church. Blount is described as a cautious individual who didn't open her door to strangers and carried a gun when she went outside to milk the cows. Her credit cards haven't been used since she went missing. Investigators believe she was taken against her will. Foul play is suspected in Blount's disappearance. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5 star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
July 11, 2018
Maud Crawford disappeared from her home on March 2, 1957, sometime between 8:30 and 11 p.m. CST. At the time of her disappearance, Crawford was the first female attorney in Camden, Arkansas. Her law partner, Senator John L. McClellan, was chairing a high-profile Senate investigation into alleged mobster ties to organized labor. The case was international news for a time, as there was speculation that Crawford had been kidnapped by the Mafia to intimidate McClellan. No ransom note was ever delivered, no body was ever found, and the police have never solved the case. The night that Crawford disappeared, her husband went to the Malco Theater and thereafter a liquor store, a routine which he followed nearly every evening.  At 8:30 p.m. Maud spoke by telephone with a cousin. When Clyde returned home about 11:30 p.m., he said that the house was fully lit inside and outside, and the television set was on in the living room. Maud's car was in the driveway with the keys. Her purse, with $142 in cash, was on a chair. When Maud did not return home by 1 a.m., Clyde drove around Camden to search for her. At 1 a.m. on March 3, he stopped two police officers to ask if there had been an automobile accident that might explain her absence. An hour later, he drove to the police station to report his wife missing. An extensive hunt for Crawford followed. Kristi Bryant interviews Beth Brickell an actress, writer, producer, and director who investigated the disappearance of Crawford in 1986.  Beth was from Camden, Arkansas the same place that Maud was kidnapped. Beth went on to write a book on Maud Crawford’s disappearance, “The Disappearance of Maud Crawford”, that is available for purchase on www.luminousfilms.net. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5 star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
June 27, 2018
LaToya Brown was last seen leaving her family's home in Northport, Alabama on April 26, 2011. She split her time between her mother's home and her aunt's, along Alabama Highway 69 South. She left to go get food with a friend, and never returned. Brown disappeared the day before a major tornado struck the area, killing 42 people. The shopping center Brown was planning to go to was in the path of the storm. Her cell phone records place her at Rosedale Apartments in the Rosedale Court area at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the tornado, and someone placed a call on her phone just minutes before the storm arrived. After the tornado, 600 people were reported missing from the area; Brown is one of only four that remain unaccounted for. Join Kristi Bryant as she interviews Toye Jackson, LaToya’s Mom, and Stephanie Taylor of The Tuscaloosa News. If you have any information on LaToya Brown, please call Tuscaloosa Police Department 205-349-2010. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5 star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
June 19, 2018
We have an exciting update to our investigation into the disappearance of Stephen Lankester-Cox. Listen to this bonus minisode with our host Kristi Bryant. A few days ago she received an email from Stephen’s mother, Sherri, that shed some light on unanswered questions from Episode 5, Part 2. What do you think happened to Stephen Lankester-Cox?
June 10, 2018
Join Kristi Bryant, the host of Southern Gone, as she delves deeper into the case of Stephen Lankester-Cox. Featuring heart-wrenching interviews with Stephen's mother and the lead investigator of this case. Stephen Lankester-Cox went missing on November 18, 2004. He was last seen leaving his mother’s house where he resided in Acworth, Georgia. This was the last time anyone in his family saw him...or was it? Several developments have taken place throughout my investigation in this case. I had the opportunity to interview Sherron Lankester, Stephen’s mother, where she gives some gut-wrenching details that she heard about possible ways that Stephen may have died. She also shares her favorite Mother’s Day story about Stephen. It will bring you to tears. I had the opportunity to interview Detective Haugh with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. He has been the lead investigator on this case since 2015. He provides some possible insights on the circumstances of Stephen’s disappearance. However, it leaves us with more questions than answers. The police believe that Stephen is deceased and this is now classified as a criminal investigation case. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Stephen Lankester-Cox, please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department at 678-493-4200. What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts and theories! Email me at southerngone@gmail.com. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a 5 star review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
May 27, 2018
Stephen Lankester-Cox went missing November 18, 2004. He was last seen leaving his mother’s house where he resided in Acworth, Georgia. As he was leaving, he told his mother that he wouldn’t be gone too long. Police suspected foul play was involved almost immediately as rumors swirled around the community about Stephen being murdered. No body was ever found and no suspects have been charged with his disappearance or murder. Police have stated that this is a criminal investigation and continue to investigate leads. Joshua Sharpe of the Atlanta Journal Constitution spent three years investigating the twists and turns of this perplexing case. Josh was interviewed in this episode about his findings in his investigation of Stephen’s disappearance. Josh also shared his theories as to what really happened to Stephen Lankester-Cox. This case is one of the most heartbreaking cases that I have investigated to date. This story has so much information that I chose to break it up into 2 episodes. I encourage my listeners to read Josh’s article at http://specials.myajc.com/vanished/. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Stephen Lankester-Cox, please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department at 678-493-4200. Tune in on June 11, 2018 for Part 2 of this story. Featuring an interview with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and a heartbreaking interview with Stephen’s Mom, Sherrie Lankester. Southern Gone has decided to donate a portion of our donations that we receive from our listeners to a very worthy cause. The Polaris Project is an organization dedicated to eradicating modern slavery. Please help us reach our end of the year goal of $2,500 by going to our website at www.southerngone.com and hit the donate button. Please leave your name for a shout out on a future episode. Any amount will be appreciated as we at Southern Gone feel strongly about supporting this very worthy cause. If you have your own thoughts or theories about this case that you would like to share, please email me at southerngone@gmail.com. We are now on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please leave us a 5-star review to help us garner more exposure. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! For everything Southern Gone, be sure to check out our website at www.southerngone.com and sign up for our email list for updates, fun facts about the podcasts, and podcasts recaps.
May 13, 2018
Asha Degree went missing from her home on February 14, 2000. She was only nine years old at the time of her disappearance. She lived in Shelby, North Carolina with her parents, Iquilla and Harold Degree. Asha also had a younger brother named O’Bryant. Asha was a very sheltered young girl. The police think Asha ran away from home with the help of someone she knew. There were several eyewitness sightings of Asha along Highway 18. She has not been seen since. Very few clues have surfaced in the last 18 years but the family still holds out hope that Asha will come home to them. Every year the family holds an annual walk to keep Asha’s case alive in the media. If you have any information on Asha’s disappearance please call The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department at 704-484-4822. There is a $45,000 reward for the information leading to the person or persons involved in Asha’s disappearance. If you have your own thoughts or theories about this case that you would like to share, please email Kristi at southerngone@gmail.com. We are now on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please leave us a 5-star review. For everything Southern Gone, check out our website at www.southerngone.com and sign up for our email list for updates, fun facts about the podcasts, and podcasts recaps. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone.
April 30, 2018
Sabrina Aisenberg went missing on November 24, 1997.  She went missing from her home in Tampa, Florida. She was 5 months old at the time of her disappearance. Mrs. Aisenberg was getting up to get her 2 older children ready for school like she always did. At 6 am on November 24, 1997,  Marlene Aisenberg woke up and went into her kitchen. She was surprised to find the laundry room door to the garage was open. She ran to her baby's room only to discover that Sabrina and her favorite yellow blanket had vanished. The police quickly focused in on the Aisenbergs as the main suspects in their daughter's disappearance.  Although, there was no evidence of foul play on the part of Sabrina's parents. The Aisenberg's were later indicted on federal perjury charges but those charges quickly fell apart.  The Aisenbergs moved from their Tampa home to Maryland at Steven's house that he grew up in. They still maintain even 20 years later that their daughter was kidnapped. If you have any information about Sabrina's disappearance, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office at 813-247-8200. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. If you have your own thoughts or theories about this case that you would like to share, please email me at southerngone@gmail.com.  We are now on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please leave us a 5-star review to help us garner more exposure.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! For everything Southern Gone, check out our website at www.southerngone.com and sign up for our email list for updates, fun facts about the podcasts, and podcasts recaps.
April 16, 2018
Mary Shotwell Little was known as the "Case of the Missing Bride".  Mary was last seen on October 14, 1965, walking to her 1965 Mercury Comet in the Lenox Square Mall parking lot in Atlanta Georgia.  She hasn't been seen or heard from since. Mary recently married Roy H Little Jr. The couple had only been married for six weeks before her disappearance.   Roy went on a business trip to La Grange Ga on October 14, 1965. Mary had agreed to have dinner with a co-worker that night at the Piccadilly Café at Lennox Square Mall.  Her friend said she seemed in good spirits and talked about a party that she and Roy were giving the next night upon his return. On October 15, 1965, when Mary did not call or show up for work, her co-workers got worried. Mary's boss called her home and could not find Mary. Eventually, her car was discovered in the Lennox Square Mall parking lot with some sinister clues.  The Atlanta Police Department had many theories about what could have happened to Mary but none of these theories ever panned out and fifty-three years later we still have more questions than answers.  Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea and listen to Southern Gone as we delve into the "Case of the Missing Bride". If you have any information about this case please contact the Atlanta Police Department 404-853-3434. For all things "Southern Gone" visit www.southerngone.com.   This show is written and hosted by Kristi Bryant. The show is produced and music is composed by Cale Bryant. If you like the show please subscribe and give us 5 stars on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Investigating these cold cases is truly our passion project and we would not be able to do it without you! If you would like to support this podcast consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/southerngone. Grab a chair, a glass of sweet tea, and get GONE with Southern Gone!
March 30, 2018
Introducing Southern Gone, a podcast dedicated to raising awareness of missing people in the south.
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