Unknown Shannon Paulk Killer- Alabama- 2001 Feb 10, 2016 11:25:00 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 10, 2016 11:25:00 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Top: Shannon Paulk (victim) Bottom: Sketches of suspect. Photo credits: wsfa.com via Prattville, Alabama P.D.)
RATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -
Fourteen years have passed since the afternoon of August 16, 2001 when young Shannon Paulk was seen talking to an unknown man in a vehicle. Her disappearance rocked the Prattville community. The discovery of her remains nearly two months later rocked the community again.
Today, Paulk would be a 25-year-old woman. Her killer? He remains illusive to justice for the child's death as the years continue to tick farther away from that Thursday.
Paulk's case remains unsolved, but far from forgotten. Her case has been featured nationally several times and drew national attention when it was discovered her case was eerily similar to the disappearance of at least two other 11-year-old Caucasian girls. In each case, the child was abducted from a trailer park with construction going on nearby. The disappearances each happened in the month of August.
Still, authorities are uncertain who kidnapped and killed the 11-year-old from near her home at Prattville's Candlestick Trailer Park just off U.S. Highway 31.
Jim Byard was Prattville's mayor at the time. He's moved on to a state job with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) , but hasn't move on from the moment he learned of Shannon's disappearance. Monday he revisited the call on his Facebook page. He said he was awoken very early the next morning by the city's police chief. It was his birthday.
"Every year, since then, at some point on my birthday, I think of Shannon and especially her mother, Marie," Byard wrote. "During that time, yellow bows appeared all over Prattville- a reminder that one of our own, a child, was missing."
To this day, the former mayor keeps the yellow bow that hung on his house, and urges people to, "say a quick prayer for Marie and all of Shannon's family."
In March, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's office asked again for tips that could help solve the case. The AG's Cold Case Unit is also involved. Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Alabama Attorney General's Office toll free tip line at 866-419-1236.
Thoughts? Shannon's murder was aired numerous times on AMW (at least six times), even Pauley Perrette appeared on a segment hoping to solve her murder. It has been mentioned that her case could be connected to Heaven Ross's disappearance and murder, and Teresa Dean's disappearance, who both disappeared from trailer park communities in Alabama (Ross) and Georgia (Dean). For more info on that, you can read our thread on Heaven Ross's murder: amwfans.com/thread/511/unknown-heaven-lashae-killer-alabama
Also, was only able to retrieve partial archive links for Shannon Paulk from AMW's old website but here they are:
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