Missing in Virginia

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Hey, y’all, and welcome to Southern Macabre! I’m Aeryn and I’m so glad that you’re joining me for Missing Person Monday! Today we’re going back to Virginia and I’m going to tell you about ten people who haven’t been seen or heard from in years!

Elsie Mae Roane was born on November 6, 1940, and was adopted. She was an only child. On May 20, 1957, a police officer saw her walking down the street in West Point, Virginia carrying two suitcases. She was a sophomore at West Point High School earning good grades and it’s believed that she was pregnant at just sixteen years old.

Her mother had passed away two years prior and her father worked the night shift, arriving home after she went to school. He didn’t realize she was missing for three days. Sadly, he passed away in 1968 never knowing what became of her or her child.

Police interviewed a suspect back in 2015, but never named him. They just said that he was Elsie’s age. Nothing more has been written about her or her case.

She was white, between 5’8” and 5’9”, and weighed about 115 pounds when she went missing.

Robert Preston Hall was eighteen years old when he left his home in Alexandria unexpectedly on January 14, 1976. He was driving a green 1960 Ford sedan, but his profile also says a green 1960 Ford Mustang. The issues with this are that the Mustang came out in 1964 and they didn’t make a sedan. His car was never found. 

He was white, 6’4” tall, and weighed 235 pounds.

David Alan Watson was also an eighteen year old living in Alexandria when he went missing on November 10, 1976. He was walking to a friend’s house, but never made it there.

David was white, between 5’7” and 5’8” tall, and weighed between 140 to 150 pounds. 

This story may have been better suited for True Crime Friday, but I couldn’t wait until then to tell you about Tammy Lynn Akers and her best friend, Angela Mae Rader. The girls were just fourteen years old and decided to run away from home for the second time in their young lives.

They were dropped off at William Ruffner Junior High School in Roanoke by a family member on February 7, 1977, but they never went to class. Some said the girls were hitchhiking to Florida, but they never made it there.

Tammy and Angela’s families told police that the girls worked for a family friend, Earl Conrad Bramblett. Tammy’s mother stated that Tammy was friend’s with Bramblett and his wife so she spent a lot of time with them at their house. It was said that he didn’t have any adult friends, only children. I don’t know about y’all, but that screams child molester to me.

In 1980, while drunk at a party, Bramblett said that he wished he had never hurt Tammy. Afterwards he claimed that he was very drunk and his statement was misinterpreted. He said Tammy died in a bonfire down in Florida in 1980 and local authorities had covered it up. There is zero evidence to support his theory.

Bramblett was charged with molesting a ten year old girl in 1984, but was acquitted. Tammy’s older sister said that he molested her when she was twelve and she believed he was molesting Tammy as well. 

He murdered a family of four and was convicted in 1994 and sentenced to death. A jailhouse informant claimed that Bramblett had told him that he had killed the family after he was caught molesting one of their children. He was living with the family at the time of their murder. The informant later recanted his statements, but Bramblett was executed in April 2003 still maintaining his innocence. He claimed that he was innocent until the end.

Eight months after his death, police dug up the yard of the house he had been living in when Tammy and Angela disappeared. They didn’t find anything, but suspected they may be buried in the basement. Unfortunately, the current owner’s refused to let them dig it up.

Angela’s mother has passed away, but she always believed her daughter was still alive. Tammy’s family believes she’s deceased and Bramblett is connected somehow.

I’m not going to pronounce this young man’s name correctly, and I apologize for that. Fredy Gustavo Xi Ical was last seen getting into a grey sedan on February 7, 2022. He was living with his aunt in the Town of Culpeper. He is Hispanic, thirteen years old, 4’9” tall, and weighs about 90 pounds.

Fredy Alexander Rax Quib went missing from Culpeper on February 21, 2022. He left his cousin’s home and may be headed to Alabama. Fredy is also Hispanic, seventeen years old, 5’ to 5’2” tall, and weighs about 130-150 pounds.

Wendy Fabiola Matilde Cucul Caal is a seventeen-year-old Hispanic girl who also disappeared from Culpeper in February 2022. She was last seen at dinnertime on the 10th, but she left after everyone went to bed. She is also seventeen years old, 5’ tall, and between 103-110 pounds.

There are thirteen Hispanic children and one Hispanic man missing from Culpeper. Two went missing in 2011, but the rest have gone missing in the last four years! What the heck is going on there? It’s a small town surrounded by farms kind of in the middle of nowhere, for those who aren’t familiar with it. This is just mindblowing to me so I’m going to tell all of their stories next Monday.

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Thank you so much for listening today! Come back on Wednesday when I’ll tell you a new paranormal story and at the end of the week for True Crime Friday.

I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope y’all have a fantastic week and I look forward to talking to y’all again soon. God bless, y’all!


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https://crimewatch.net/us/va/culpeper-county/culpeper-pd/117322/cases/missing-runaway-juvenile-fredy-g-xi-ical

https://crimewatch.net/us/va/culpeper-county/culpeper-pd/117322/cases/attempt-locate-missing-runaway-juvenile-fredy-rax-quib

https://crimewatch.net/us/va/culpeper-county/culpeper-pd/117322/cases/attempt-locate-missing-runaway-juvenile-wendy-f-m-cucul-caal

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