Wayne Douglas Bryan: Missing since 1995

Husband and father of two, Wayne Douglas Bryan was last seen on Coffee County Road 511 near New Brockton, Alabama on December 15, 1995. No one has seen or heard from his since.

About the Case

Wayne Douglas BryanAccording to law enforcement officials, Wayne had eaten lunch with his wife at home the day of his disappearance and then left to go work on a chicken house he was converting into a commercial quail house business. He had been a painter for years before deciding to go into the quail business (Brand and Kirkland, Southeast Sun). read more

Missing Person of the Week: James Aaron Toole

Each week True Crime Diva highlights a missing persons case that has little or no information available regarding the circumstances of disappearance. It is important that we also remember these victims regardless of how much time has passed. 

This was supposed to be up on June 5, 2017, but for some reason when I scheduled it, the post did not publish. I have not been logged in since June 4th, so I did not catch it. My apologies! read more

Tabitha Lynn Franklin: Missing since 2009 from Alabama

I came across this case on Facebook, and decided to post it here because the person who is clearly responsible has not been arrested for a crime due to lack of evidence. Still, it’s irritating.

Tabitha Lynn Franklin

Tabitha Lynn Franklin, 28, was a victim of domestic violence, survivor of sexual abuse, loving mother of three children, and now a missing person. read more

Carla Rebecca Corley: Teen missing since 1980

Carla CorleyCarla Rebecca Corley, age 14, disappeared from her home at the Eastwood Projects in Birmingham, Alabama on August 12, 1980 (some reports say August 8).

That night, Carla and her mother were watching television together. Carla’s mom eventually went to bed; Carla stayed up. The next morning Carla’s mom awoke to the sound of the television channel going off air for the night (Back then, TV stations did not air shows all night, only up to a certain time). read more

Missing Child: Sherry Lynn Marler from Alabama 1984

Greenville City Hall Park

Greenville, Alabama is a typical small southern town with southern charm. Known as the “Camellia City”, it lies between Montgomery and Mobile, along the area of Interstate 65 known as the “Lost Highway” in honor of Country Singer Hank Williams, Sr. It is home to approximately 8,000 residents, and probably one of the last places you would ever expect a crime to take place. read more

Where is Sherry Ann Milton?

“Help me, please. Where are you? This is unbelievable.”

milton_sherry3Those were the last words Sherry Ann Milton, 26, spoke in a voice mail message to her boyfriend at around 2:30 a.m. on August 14, 2005.

Sherry, who lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, disappeared shortly thereafter and has never been seen again.

On the evening of August 13th, Sherry and a friend drove to Birmingham, Alabama to enjoy a girls night out. Afterwards, the girls headed down Interstate 20/59 to head back home. At around 2:00 a.m., they stopped at an Exxon gas station near the exit ramp at 19th Street and Avenue V in Ensley so the friend could get a book of matches. read more

Two Boys, Two Disappearances 10 Years Apart

I was reading about the case of missing child Dennis Lloyd Martin, who disappeared in 1969. Noticing the similarities between him and another missing child, Daniel Barter in 1959, I couldn’t help but wonder if they are related or just very similar to one another.

Here are both cases.

Daniel Barter

Age: 4

Date Missing: June 18, 1959

Missing from: Perdido Bay, Alabama read more