James Rufus Williams

April 1, 1955, is the last time anyone saw 27-year-old James Rufus Williams. He’d reported to work at the Old Fort Finishing Plant as usual, but left early due to either not feeling well, or having forgotten something. He was last seen walking along the railroad tracks in Old Fort, NC. James was reported missing…

William David Dudley

“I’ll never stop. I’m never going to give up. Because I feel like if I don’t, then who is? Who’s going to?” – Crystal Dudley-Albert WDVM October 31, 1993. It was Halloween night and William “Bill” Dudley had spent a fair deal of it drinking with his ‘friends’, Roger Benner Jr, and Glen Kerns. The…

Debbie LaCaria

“I want to hear her voice. I want her to wrap her arms around me and tell me everything’s fine … she’s home. I haven’t got that yet but I still have hope.” Annie LaCarie (Debbie’s Daughter) from an article by WYMT News 58-year-old, Debbie LaCaria was last seen walking into her home in late…

James Thomas Stanley

On September 18, 1974, 25-year-old James “Tommy” Stanley suddenly packed up all of his belongings, put them in his car and said a rushed good-bye to his family. He told them that he was going to Florida and that he wouldn’t be returning to Ohio. (Athens, Ohio is his hometown, and place he was apparently…

Shelly Kay Schoffner

I’ve looked at numerous articles regarding Shelly’s disappearance, at least those that don’t take you straight to a big 404 Page Not Found, and they all say the same thing: On March 21, 2011, 42-year old Shelly Kay Schoffner was last seen by her boyfriend, Jeff Green, driving along I-75 South entering Kentucky from Ohio…

Tyler North

The first thing Tyler’s family told me about him, was his longtime love for trains. He had always been fascinated by them. Dreaming about working on them, riding them, and becoming a conductor. He worked for CSX for a while but eventually would return to work in the coal industry. He was an animal lover,…