Timothy Smart

December 25, 2009 by  
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Timothy Smart

Missing since: 07/15/95
Missing from:  Boiling Spring Lakes, Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Classification: Missing
Date Of Birth: 07/04/70
Age at disappearance: 25
Height:6’1
Weight:170 lbs
White male
Eyes:Hazel
Hair: Brown, short thick, wavy. May wear a mustache.
Fair complexion
Slim build
Clothing: He always dressed in western jeans, boots and western shirts. Always boots, never tennis shoes. Cowboy hat or baseball cap. He also wore a large rodeo-style belt buckle.
Dentals: Available
DNA: Pending

Circumstances of Disappearance
Tim Smart was last seen in Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina on July 15, 1995. He is believed to have departed the area hitchhiking about 07.00 to Lugoff, South Carolina where he was to undergo a job orientation on July 17, 1995. He had little or no money.

By occupation Smart is a long distance truck driver. Smart is an occasionally heavy drinker who frequents country and western bars. He loved Country Western music and was a good dancer, he was a cowboy and loved Rodeo, horses, and worked on a few cattle ranches in Montana.

Smart had been charged with DWI and was out on bond awaiting trial, according to his girlfriend, Smart had seemed optimistic when they last spoke, and eager to put the problem behind him.

He was born and went to school in California. He kept in close contact with his mom in California. He would call home about every two days and he kept in contact with his girlfriend in North Dakota.

Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent Janet D. Storms
800-849-1385
910-346-2121

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Cold Case: Disappearance from 1995 still a mystery

August 24, 2008

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For years, whenever Gaile Smart saw a tall, dark-haired young man, she stopped and wondered. One time, she made a U-turn and pulled up alongside another driver to see if it was her son, Tim, who disappeared in Southeastern North Carolina more than 13 years ago when he was 25.

Soon after, when Gaile Smart passed friends in the grocery store, some asked about Tim, but most avoided the subject.

For Smart, 69, who lives in Salinas, Calif., having a missing son is in some ways like living with a terrible disease. No one wants to talk about it. They just avoid the subject.

But Smart said she thinks about Tim, her only child, every day. And more than a decade later, she still cares for his horse Pritzel.


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Timothy Jason Smart, 25, a long-distance trucker, was last seen in Boiling Spring Lakes on July 15, 1995. A friend said Smart was hitchhiking to a job in South Carolina but never showed up. He hasn’t been heard from since.

“Tim has just disappeared, and I’ve never heard a word from him and nothing has ever turned up,” Smart said. “It’s like someone came and snatched you up, and you never existed.”

Since her son was a healthy adult when he went missing, Smart said she believes it took a while for police to take the case seriously. But according to police files, within month of Timothy Jason Smart’s disappearance, investigators suspected foul play.

And Smart also believes her son is dead, because during years of moving around, he always called her. Until one day, after he’d been staying in Brunswick County, the calls just stopped.

The case

According to Smart’s missing-person file at the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, he was last seen July 15, headed to a job with a trucking company in Camden, S.C., where he was set to begin working two days later.

A friend Smart had been staying with told investigators Smart left hitchhiking at about 7 a.m. on the 15th. He had little or no money, according to the file.

Smart had been charged with DWI and was out on bond awaiting trial. But his girlfriend, who lived in North Dakota, told investigators Smart had seemed optimistic when they last spoke, and eager to put the problem behind him. She told police Smart was outgoing, with a “habit of telling his life story to bartenders and waitresses,” according to the court file.

Smart never arrived at his new job, and, after not hearing from him for a couple of weeks, his mother called from California and reported him missing to Boiling Spring Lakes police.

That summer, a Boiling Spring Lakes investigator suspected foul play, according to the file.

He asked neighboring departments for information on any unidentified deaths and also asked other police departments to check their jails.

Smart drank heavily and could have been arrested for disorderly conduct, the investigator wrote. But by the fall, with no leads, the investigator asked the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation for help.

And by April 1996, a police memo shows detectives believed without new information a credible investigation was no longer possible. The investigator who worked the case in the 1990s, M.E. Parsons, is no longer with Boiling Spring Lakes police.

Lt. Curtis Ledbetter, a current employee of the department, reviewed Smart’s file about 18 months ago after bones were discovered which appeared similar to Smart’s description.

Although tests on the bones, which weren’t found in Southeastern North Carolina, were negative, Ledbetter said, he believes something bad happened to Smart, but he doesn’t know what.

That he suddenly stopped calling his mother and hasn’t been heard from in a decade indicate foul play, Ledbetter said. He also said it’s possible Smart’s remains have been found and buried but never identified.

As for the investigation, Ledbetter said he agreed with the former investigator – police need someone to tell them something for them to figure out what happened.

“It seems like to me every lead has been followed,” Ledbetter said. “They talked to everybody they can talk to.”

Still wondering

Gaile Smart kept up with an SBI investigator for years after Tim disappeared, though she says she hasn’t heard anything in a long time. Authorities told her Southeastern North Carolina has many places where a body could be hidden and never found, she said. On Sunday, Smart said, she was surprised to receive a call about her son.

The CUE Center for Missing Persons, based in Wilmington, picked up Smart’s case in 1998. And CUE founder Monica Caison said she’s searched wooded areas in Brunswick County for Smart’s body, without success. She said if he were found, his bones would be recognizable to authorities. Smart was about 6 feet 1 inch tall and wore a large rodeo-style belt buckle. Caison keeps a box with his personal items – everything from a baby tooth to cigarette butts – so authorities could get his DNA should bones, matching Smart’s description be found, she said.

Allison Aubin, an administrative assistant who has worked at the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department for four years, says Smart’s case isn’t closed.

Several times a year, Aubin says, she runs Smart’s Social Security number and other personal information through databases to see if he’s taken a job, been arrested or signed up for housing or utilities.

The last time Smart saw her only son was in 1994, when she visited him on a ranch where he was working in Montana. He was a happy and intelligent young man, she says, who was still trying to find his purpose in life.

He loved country line-dancing and made friends quickly, wherever he went, she said. Before Montana, he’d been a student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, before quitting school and working. After Montana, he did farmwork in the Midwest, and eventually took a trucking job where he drove to North Carolina. Smart told his mom that, with his next trucking job, he would visit her in California. But he never arrived, and now Smart doesn’t think he ever will. Still, she hopes someday to know why, but even that seems an unlikely possibility so many years later.

“I don’t know. It’s been so long,” Smart said. “Every day I think about him. You never give that up – ever.”

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Timeka Pridgen

December 25, 2009 by  
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Timeka Pridgen

Missing Since: 05/12/01
Missing from: La Grange, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/08/84
Age at disappearance: 16
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown/Black
Eye Color: Brown
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde or light brown
highlights in her hair and braces on her teeth. Double-pierced
ears.
Her nickname is “Meka”.

Missing Since: 05/12/01
Missing from: La Grange, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/08/84
Age at disappearance: 16
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown/Black
Eye Color: Brown
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde or light brown
highlights in her hair and braces on her teeth. Double-pierced
ears.
Her nickname is “Meka”.

Details of Disappearance
Pridgin was last seen at 10:15 p.m. in her residence on South Street in La Grange, North Carolina on May 12, 2001. She has never been heard from again. Authorities initially considered her a runaway and believed she may have traveled to Goldsboro, North Carolina. However, they now think she may have been forced out of her home by someone after she let the person inside. She was barefoot at the time of her disappearance and left all her belongings behind.

Eric Earl Mercer Moore, a friend of Pridgen’s family, is considered a person of interest in her disappearance. He’s currently in prison for the second time for sex crimes against minors. He hasn’t been charged in connection with Pridgen’s case, and it remains unsolved.

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La Grange Police Department
(252) 527-5117

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Terry Westerfield

December 25, 2009 by  
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Terry Westerfield

Missing since: 09/12/64
Missing from: Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 02/07/53
Age at disappearance: 11 years old
Height: 4’7
Weight: 89 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Red hair; blue eyes. Freckles.

Details of Disappearance
Terry’s  stepfather dropped him and his older brother Alan off at the Broadway Theater on Hay Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 12, 1964. The two brothers were never seen again and it is unclear if they actually walked into the theater.

Police questioned the boys’ stepfather, Carl Bock, who said he dropped Terry and Alan off at the theater at 5:30 p.m. When he went to pick them up at 8:00 p.m., he said, they had disappeared. Some employees at the theater remember seeing the Westerfield children that evening, but other theater workers do not. They were regular customers and could be easily recognized. Bock was separated from the children’s mother at the time Terry and Alan vanished. He was an Army sergeant who worked in the Criminal Investigations Division at Fort Bragg in 1964, and was shipped overseas a year after his stepsons disappeared.

Investigators believe Bock was in some way involved in the Westerfield children’s disappearances. They think the boys were both killed a short time after being abducted. No one has ever been charged in the cases, however. It was raining on the night they disappeared. Terry and Alan’s biological father was interviewed and ruled out as a suspect. Bock has since divorced from Alan and Terry’s mother and now lives in Wisconsin; he was last interviewed by police in Virginia in 2000. The Westerfield brothers’ cases remain unsolved.

ALAN JOHN WESTERFIELD
Missing Since: 9/12/64
Missing from:
FAYETTEVILLE, NC
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
TERRY LEE WESTERFIELD
Missing Since: 9/12/64
Missing from:
FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
910-323-1500
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Tammy Ferguson

December 25, 2009 by  
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Tammy Ferguson

Missing since: 07/16/95
Missing from: Leland, Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 01/17/58
Age at disappearance: 37
Height: 5’5
Weight: 140 lbs
White female.
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Marks, Scars, Tattoos: Upper left arm: one rose with the name TONYA and one skull with the name JOSHUA: others are located above the breast and on the back shoulder and are of unknown description. She is missing a right hand finger.
Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ferguson left home on her way to pick up a check and called her mother from a pay phone booth to say she would soon be coming home. She was last seen in Leland, NC by a neighbor. All of her belongings and her money were left behind as was her child who is living with Ferguson’s mother.

Investigators
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Leland Police Department
910-371-1100

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Sybil Warren

December 24, 2009 by  
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Sybil Ramona Warren

Missing since: February 1991
Missing from: Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.
Classification: Missing
Date Of Birth: 07/06/66
Age at disappearance: 24
Weight:135
Height:5’5″
Black female
Hair:Black
Eyes:Brown
Dentals: Available.
Other: DNA available in CODIS.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Friends first reported Warren as missing to the Greensboro, North Carolina Police Department in February 1991. Apparently, Warren had been voluntarily estranged from her family since 1986; that was the last time her loved ones received a letter from her.

Warren was possibly sighted in Tyson Corner, Virginia in November of 1995. A truck driver who was familiar with Warren from her time as a North Carolina resident recognized her near a shopping mall. He reported to authorities that Warren acted as if she did not know him. The witness also stated that she was wearing some type of work uniform and was accompanied by an unidentified male.

Investigators
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Greensboro Police Department
336-373-2255

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Sherri Truesdale

December 24, 2009 by  
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Sherri Lee Truesdale

Missing since: 06/13/70
Missing from: Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 05/1/56
Age disappearance: 14
Height:4’2
Weight:75 lbs
Black female Black
hair:Black
Eyes:Brown
Marks, Scars: A mole above her upper lip and a mole on the back of the base of her neck. She also has pierced ears.
Clothing: A blue shirt, blue bellbottem pants, a girls wristwatch with black leather or plastic band. Pentagon shaped aqua blue earrings and brown loafers.
DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
On Saturday, June 13, 1970, Sherri left her Pitts Street home about 11:30 to catch a bus downtown. Described as a quiet, studious girl, she had received a scholarship to attend a summer fine-arts program at Mount Tabor High School.

Sherri told her mother she was going to buy some supplies for school, scheduled to start the following Monday. She had also planned to buy some doughnuts for her older sister, and to make a payment on her mother’s charge account at Raylass Department Store. The department-store clerk told police that she saw Sherri about 16:30. She was not seen again.

Detectives spent six weeks canvassing downtown and searching for Sherri. She was never found, and there were few clues.

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Investigators
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Winston-Salem Police Department
336-773-7848

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Sandra Kay Randall Ross

December 24, 2009 by  
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Sandra Randall Ross

Missing since:01/08/84
Missing from: Apex, Wake County, North Carolina.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 02/06/52
Age at disappearance: 31
Height:5’4
Weight: 120 lbs
White female
Hair:Brown
Eyes:Brown
Marks, Scars: Ross has a mole on her lower left cheek.
Clothing: Ross was last seen wearing tan corduroy pants and a burgundy sweater and carrying a wine colored purse.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ross was last seen on 01/08/84 in her hometown of Apex, North Carolina.

Her husband informed authorities that she left their home to drive to the local drugstore around 12:00 PM that day to purchase medicine for their daughter, who was ill. When Ross failed to return home in an hour, her husband stated that he drove to the drugstore himself and discovered her car abandoned in the parking lot of the Cary Village Mall, now called Cary Towne Center. Ross has never been seen nor heard from again.

Ross was employed as a nurse at the time of her disappearance. Her family has stated that it would be uncharacteristic of her to simply leave her loved ones without any forewarning of her plans.

Investigators

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Wake County Sheriff’s Office
919-856-6791
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Rosalind Allen Wall

December 24, 2009 by  
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Rosalind Wall

Missing since: 02/12/95
Missing from: Southport, Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 10/16/65
Age at disappearance: 29
Height:5’3″
Weight: 120lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blue eyes; blonde hair.
Marks, Scars, Tattoos: Wall has a scar on her inner left arm. She has a butterfly tattoo on her right shoulder blade and another on her buttocks. Wall has a black widow spider tattoo on one of her shoulders. She has a purple flower tattooed on her left ankle.
Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Rosalind Wall was last seen February 12, 1995 around midnight at 306 Fodale Avenue in Southport, North Carolina. At the time of her disappearance Rosalind worked at Skipper’s Lounge in Southport.
Wall’s boyfriend reported her missing February 14.

According to Police she has left home before, but never without making arrangements for someone to take care of her 8-year-old child.
The boyfriend served a sentence in the Brunswick County Jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment in September. He originally was charged with the second-degree kidnapping of Rosalind’s child in 1992. According to police he had confined the child in a closet.

Foul play is suspected.

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Investigators
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North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigations
910-346-2121

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Robert Hiney

December 24, 2009 by  
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Robert Hiney

Missing Since: December 2003
Missing from: Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/05/53
Age at disappearance: 50
Height: 5’10”
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Brown (salt & pepper)
Eye Color: Blue
Race: White
Gender: Male
Distinguishing Characteristics: “Jiminy Cricket”
tattoo on his left arm. One of his front teeth is
missing and he wears a false one to replace it.
Medical Conditions: Hiney suffers from
schizophrenia and was off his medication at time
of his disappearance. He is also an alcoholic,
although he was sober in 2003.
Dentals: One of his front teeth is missing
and was replaced with a plate with a false tooth attached.
Jewelry: Usually wears Catholic jewelry.

Details of Disappearance
Mr. Hiney was last seen in December 2003.

Investigating Agency
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Cumberland County Sheriff Office
(910) 323-1500

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Robert Connor

December 24, 2009 by  
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Robert Connor

Missing Since: 07/24/03
Missing from: Claremont, North Carolina
Classification: Missing
Date Of Birth: 03/07/42
Age at disappearance: 61
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hair Color: Black/Grey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Distinguishing Characteristics: Full beard. Balding.
Clothing: Usually wears a white t-shirt, bib overalls, and a cap.
Jewelry: Usually wears a gold chain with a gold nugget, and a
silver watch (either Timex or Citizen brand).
Dentals: Yes

Details of Disappearance
The exact circumstances surrounding Robert’s disappearance are unknown. He was last seen on July 18, 2003, sitting at the bar of the Boxcar Grille in Claremont, NC. He was reported missing on July 24, 2003 by a family member who had been unable to get in touch with him. Both his vehicle and his dog were left at his home unattended.

Robert’s daughter has said the scene at her dad’s home left her uneasy. His constant companion Rusty, a Dachshund, was hungry and frantic. His pickup was parked in an odd spot. Unanswered letters were stacked inside his mailbox. Fourteen unanswered messages flashed on Robert’s telephone. A .357 Magnum handgun Robert kept under his couch is missing.
Foul play has not been ruled out in his case.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Catawba County Sheriff’s Office
(828) 465-8349
(828) 464-3112

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Missing children often dominate headlines. But across North Carolina, there are hundreds of adults who disappear, leaving family members distraught and with many questions.

3 cases of missing North Carolina men still unsolved

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