A story which has received little coverage in the mainstream media the past few weeks is that of missing Haleigh Culwell and her mother Kim Whitton. Jackson County Chief Deputy Doyle York said 36-year-old Kimberly Whitton and 11-year-old Haleigh Culwell, both of Section, Al. were last seen on June 21st. Section is approximately 49 miles southeast of Huntsville, Al.
According to the NCMEC:
Circumstances: Haleigh and her mother, Kimberly Whitton, were last seen on June 21, 2007. They may travel to Montana.
According to this WAFF48 article, could something more sinister have happened?
Kim’s husband, Barry Whitton, was a suspect in a separate case from nearly 10 years ago.
His first wife, Michelle Whitton, was found murdered after she was reported missing.
He is not described as a suspect.
Whitton’s previous wife, Michelle Townsend Whitton, was the victim of a homicide. Her body was found on Jan. 21, 1998 in rural DeKalb County after she went missing on Dec. 7, 1997.
Jackson County authorities had a suspect, “but we never made a case,” York said.
Update 07-15-07 After searching a pond with cadaver dogs no trace of them was found.
Search teams combed 40 hilly acres in northeast Alabama for a second day today, looking for a missing woman and her daughter. The FBI has charged her husband, a convicted felon, with weapons possession
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