Stephen HoEthnicity : Pearson
Pearson, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 12/27/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Grand Bay, Alabama
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/23/1947 (73)
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 165 pounds
Medical conditions : Pearson suffers from bipolar disorder and may require medical attention.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Pearson may have a mustache or beard. He may wear eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Pearson was last seen at his residence in Grand Bay, Alabama on December 27, 2000.
The previous day, the postal carrier was having a hard time finding an address to deliver a packAge at the time of disappearance: , and Pearson went to a neighbor's home to help. Because the neighbors were away on vacation, Pearson told the postal worker to just leave the box on the porch.
The packAge at the time of disappearance: contained ten pounds of marijuana and it was delivered to the wrong address; it was actually addressed to someone down the street. Pearson called the post office to report it.
When the police came to the neighbors' home to pick up the marijuana, they discovered a significant amount was Missing location (approx) : the packAge at the time of disappearance: . It turned out the neighbors had sold it. They were angry with Pearson for reporting the incident. Pearson told his daughter he was afraid for his safety.
The next day, Pearson called the police to reported a burglary at his home. He disappeared before the officer could arrive at his house to take the report, and has never been heard from again. His car was found abandoned several days later, parked in the woods near Henderson Camp Road.
Pearson had just gotten a promotion at his job at Ingalls Shipbuilding before his disappearance. He left behind a daughter, who lived out of state and was recovering from surgery at the time of his disappearance. He is described as a reliable person of habit and it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning.
Authorities haven't determined whether his disappearance was related to the marijuana or the burglary, but foul play is suspected in his disappearance; it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Mobile County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Alabama Department of Public Safety
The Gulf Herald
The Mobile Register
The Lagniappe Weekly
October 12, 2004. May 30, 2015; Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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