CUE Missing Persons Balloon Release Candlelight Vigil

by | Oct 24, 2017 | Community, County News, Crime, Cullman, People, Public Safety, Videos

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As part of a nationwide tour by The Center for Missing Persons (CUE), around 100 people gathered at CCSO to help raise awareness to those who are missing in Cullman and surrounding counties.

During the candlelight prayer vigil tonight, the family of Jordan Lee Wilson announced they are offering a $50,000, no-questions-asked cash reward for information that leads to a determination of Jordan’s physical whereabouts.

The key focus of the gathering fell on missing persons – Tabitha Franklin, Jordan Lee Wilson, George Erik James. Each have been reported as missing along with mysterious circumstances surrounding their disappearances. Also, in the unsolved case category, Eric Cates and his tragic murder in Walker County was also included.

The event was hosted by Cullman County Sheriff’s Office at the department’s new training center. Sheriff Matt Gentry was one of the featured speakers:

Jordan Lee Wilson’s twelve year old son – Dylan – bravely took to the podium with the support of friends and family. This was his first ever public statement on his mother’s presumptive death and the devastating effects of her loss on him and his family:

Eric Cates – found burned alive March 21, 2015. His murder(s) remain at large in the community.

Tabitha Franklin – last seen August 13, 2009 , in West Point

George Erick James – last seen November 23, 1998, in Millbrook

Jordan Lee Wilson – last seen in May 15, 2016, on the Cullman/Walker County Line

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office

CUE Missing Persons Balloon Release Candlelight Vigil

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