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Title: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 03:10:37 PM
Tillmans Corner Teen Missing for a Week
Published: June 07, 2012 Updated: June 07, 2012 - 5:28 PM

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama --
"Brittney come home. Payton wants you baby. We love you. Please come home to your family."

A mother's plea that so far has not been answered. Family and friends traveled from Tillmans Corner to search the woods near Styx River. "This was the last place her phone was 'pinged'," says her father Wallace Hanke. "They found the signal bouncing off one of these towers and we haven't talked to her in over a week. We need some help finding her."

"You know your child's routine. She has done nothing routine. She always calls me and she ain't called me," says her mother Chessie Wood.

Last Thursday, Brittney Wood told family members she was headed to this house near Styx River to see her uncle Donnie. Donnie Wood returned home near Fairhope on Friday and shot himself. Brittney hasn't been heard from since.

 ::snipping2::

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/07/t-ar-3936400/
Edited subject line in posts 1 - 4 to reflect age & correct date last seen.  MB


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 03:13:13 PM
Woman's Torso Discovered, Not Missing Mobile Teen
Updated: June 08, 2012 - 1:31 PM

Friday 1:25 pm
A spokesperson for the Mobile Police Department says a young woman's torso discovered Thursday on the beach in Bay St. Louis does not appear to be 19 year old Brittney Wood.

Mobile police have been in touch with investigators in Hancock County and Brittney Wood's family, according to the spokesperson.

A family member told WKRG News 5 that the three jewlery piercings identified in the description of the torso do not match Brittney Wood.  The teenage mother has a piercing in her navel but not her chest, according to the family member.

 ::snipping2::

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/08/9/womans-torso-discovered-gulf-coast-beach-ar-3941218/


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 03:35:24 PM
(http://content.clearchannel.com/cc-common/mlib/1849/06/1849_1339172376.jpg)

http://www.95ksj.com/pages/jasontaylor.html?article=10186812


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 03:38:12 PM
MODS - can you please fix the subject title to add Brittney's age - 19, and fix that she was last seen May 31 not June 2.  So Sorry.  TYIA

YW.  Done.  MB


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 04:16:35 PM
No idea if this s connected:



Hunt is on for Child Predator
May. 11, 2012. 06:01 PM EDT [1:58]

(MOBILE, Ala.) Detectives are canvassing a Tillman’s Corner neighborhood where four attempted abductions by a man in a beat-up white pickup truck have happened since April.

 “Oh, we’ll find him,” Lt. Paul Burch with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said.

 The predator, described as a “grungy” man in his 40s or 50s, has been striking near Opal Drive. In the latest attempt on Monday, investigators say the suspect had another man along with him to help. He drives a white, old model pickup truck with primer spots on the driver’s side and the tailgate down to obscure the license plate.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Hunt-is-on-for-Child-Predator/G6_y0MZlrk-Rqs7on1y1kw.cspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 05:42:56 PM
Her Mom's FB

http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonya-Wood/1450075333


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 06:14:30 PM
Brittney's FB

http://www.facebook.com/brittney.wood.906


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on June 08, 2012, 09:09:55 PM
Very odd timing of the uncle committing suicide the day after Brittney says she is going to visit him.  Does anyone else think that way? 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 09:22:59 PM
Torso Not Brittney Wood - Search Continues
Friday, June 8, 2012

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama --
"We're hunting for our daughter and we don't know where to turn."

Desire has given way to frustration as family members give up on a search near Styx River for missing Tillmans Corner teenager Brittney Wood and they are not sure what to do next according to her stepmother Stephanie Hanke. "Help lead us and guide us into bringing Brittney home."

She was last heard from May 30th. Last seen May 31st at a house on Waterworld Road. "She's a 19 year old girl," says her mother Chessie. "She's addicted to Facebook. The last time she posted was Wednesday night. I don't think since Facebook was invented she has been off that long."

Hanke says her cell phone signal led them here. "We're looking for any sign of Brittney. Her cell phone, her bag, her shoe, her clothes or Brittney."

 ::snipping2::

Part of the frustration of the search efforts is the family said they don't know what they are doing and pleaded for help from somebody.

They may get that help. The KlassKids Foundation contacted News Five in reference to this case and said they would be willing to help if asked.

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/08/t-ar-3942690/


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 09:25:44 PM
Comment posted:

Mendy Wood KentI dont think yall should put on the news he shot his self....his family is griving....Do yall even care what his family going through....His wife and 3 kids was staying with him in Wilcoxs and she was not there....He droped them off friday morning at a friends house and 1 1/2 later his wife found him....STOP PUTTING ON THE NEWS THAT HE SHOT HIS SELF....HIS LITTLE KIDS JUST KNOWS HE HURT HIS SELF REALLY BAD AND HE WENT TO HEAVEN NOT HE SHOT HIS SELF....PLEASE FOR HIS FAMILY

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/08/t-ar-3942690/#fbcomments


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on June 08, 2012, 09:33:01 PM
Very odd timing of the uncle committing suicide the day after Brittney says she is going to visit him.  Does anyone else think that way? 


Absofickinlutely!!!!  I'll put money on him being guilty!  It's a shame that he probably did do something to her and disposed of her on the way back home.  I'm sure LE is thinking that way too.  If they don't they're way behind the ball.  I do hope they have been looking for her since that happened to him!  They don't strike me as fast acting folks.  Cute little boy of hers, so sorry for him and her family. 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 08, 2012, 09:34:44 PM
Very odd timing of the uncle committing suicide the day after Brittney says she is going to visit him.  Does anyone else think that way? 

Yes.  Also the walk was 40 miles.  Someone had to see her walking if she walked the entire way.  Wondering if someone stopped to give her a ride.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 09, 2012, 08:32:50 AM
Her Mom's FB

http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonya-Wood/1450075333

I haven't read everything but this caught my eye.

http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonya-Wood/1450075333

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Sonya Wood commented on a link.
23 hours ago
Anyone knowing who this Bradley Logan was that posted the horrible thing on here about my niece last nite or seen his profile pic please let me know at least what his pic was. Following all possible leads. Thank you.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 09, 2012, 08:41:33 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4126667643658&set=p.4126667643658&type=1

(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s720x720/181238_4126667643658_1356508244_n.jpg)

Stephanie Staley Hanke this is a current pic of Britt and her daughter Payton. We are Very worried about Britt just need to know she's safe her baby misses her
June 3 at 6:05pm


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 09, 2012, 09:05:58 AM
https://www.facebook.com/chessie.wood.7

From the posts, I think this is Brittney's mom's fb.

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Chessie Wood
9 hours ago via mobile
Thank u all for the prayers and support !!! Please help me find my lil girl ! This is killin me ! Please keep praying ! Im putting this in my Lords hands !! I miss her so much !! We r searching everyday !! WE LOVE U BRITTNEY !!!!

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Chessie Wood
Thursday via mobile
Thank u to each and everyone that has helped to search for my daughter Brittney ! U r greatly appreciated !! But please we have to keep looking ! And keep the prayers coming please ! Once again I have wonderul friends and family !! Couldnt do it without the support from yall ! Brittney we love and miss u baby please come home !!


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 09, 2012, 09:31:53 AM
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001219163589

Dad or Stepdad?

Paul Houseknecht

Relationship Status   Married to Chessie Wood
Anniversary   September 20, 2001

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Paul Houseknecht
My brother in law Donnie Holland just past away ! Please pray for my family ! It has been a very hard past few days ! Dear Lord please watch over my sister Wendy Holland my neice deedee and my nephews blake and ashton ! On top of that my daughter Brittney is still missing ! Please fb friends and family help me bring her home !
Share · June 4 at 6:58pm via mobile ·

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Paul Houseknecht
Please God bring my baby girl home safely ! I miss and love her so much ! Please Lord I beg u point me in the rite direction to find her !!
Share · June 4 at 3:18pm via mobile ·

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Paul Houseknecht
PLEASE HELP FIND BRITTNEY WOOD !! She has been missin since wednesday ! her phone is cut off she has not been on fb and no friends or family has heard from her ! Please pray for her safe return !!
Share · June 4 at 5:32am via mobile ·


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 09, 2012, 10:08:51 AM
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=843529432

Donald Holland

(I think this is the uncle Brittney said she was going to see, that killed himself)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189557_10150139542859433_7264148_n.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/wendy.w.holland

Wendy Wood Holland

His wife's fb, interesting comments on her wall. 

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Tina Sargent Hanke Praying for you and the babies I am so confused about Brittney was she staying with Chessie or yall when she started missing I have heard back and forth between yall she was living
Wednesday at 10:05pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland She was at chessies last time I saw her was Friday before last . Donnie told me that she called him wanting to come stay but he told her he wasn't staying here he was staying in wilcox ,if she could find away she could come .he told her that because she could never find a ride anywhere while she here.
Wednesday at 10:10pm via mobile · Like

 ::snipping2::

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 4 near Pensacola, FL via mobile
With all this going on with my husband. My niece is missing ,she has been missing since Thursday and this happen to my husband Friday. As far we know he was the last one to talk to her,I need prays for her too.

 ::snipping2::

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Doris Fountain Holder Wendy where did your niece go missing from ? how old is she?
June 4 at 5:35pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland No . She lived in tillmans corner. She's 19
June 4 at 5:38pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Last time anyone seen her was wed. But I looked at donnies phone he talked to her Thursday night around 7 .
June 4 at 5:39pm via mobile · Like

Wendy and Donald

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/407226_2904764386416_1442760390_n.jpg)

This one was added Dec 2011

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/390136_2784217932830_1937899280_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 09, 2012, 10:25:33 AM
https://www.facebook.com/wendy.w.holland

Wendy Wood Holland
Thursday near Turkey Branch, AL via mobile
Why can't my family just come get together in this time of need
Like · Share
5 people like this.

Nancy Moore So very sorry for everything, still praying for your sweet niece to be found safe
Thursday at 8:10pm · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Me to but I don't need all this drama
Thursday at 8:12pm via mobile · Like · 1

Stacy Marie ‎~ i'm still praying for all of ya'll too.... love ya girl!
Thursday at 8:12pm · Like

Michelle Lynch It will pass. People are just still hurting and grieving and at the same time scared. Hang in there girl. You're gonna need a vacation with the kids after this.
Thursday at 8:14pm via mobile · Like · 1

Mendy Wood Kent you have your family right here with you...the ones that has call to check on you and even called to see how you are doing wendy....like i told you dont worry about nothing but you and your kids right now....i love you and always will....you know our family takes sides and always will
Thursday at 8:15pm · Like · 1

Jennifer Alford all familys do in times like this i will never understand it.
Thursday at 8:20pm via mobile · Like · 1

Marlie Burkett Focus with your children!
Thursday at 8:20pm via mobile · Like

Tristin Martin I have learned that when you need your family the most, they are absent. True colors are being shown here. After you get through your trying time, I say its time to weed out the bad seeds.
Thursday at 8:25pm via mobile · Like · 1

Wendy Wood Holland No you didn't ,iam just focusing on the kids .I hope she is a live to .
Thursday at 8:25pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Yep
Thursday at 8:26pm via mobile · Like

Geri Williams SENDING LOVE AND PRAYERS YOUR WAY
Thursday at 8:32pm · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Thanks
Thursday at 8:44pm via mobile · Like

Clay Piburn Hey put it in God's hands all the pain and worry He will be there when you ain't got anyone else to be there hun. I am also there for you my number is on my profile if you wanna talk to me on anything.
Thursday at 8:52pm · Like

Tina Sargent Hanke I'm sorry for your loss Wendy and everybody is scared to death about Brittney I hope to God nothing bad has happen to her and you are so right everybody needs to get together put everything that they know out on the table let us all know how to see her phone records what detectives say who and when she was last with who was the last to see Donnie and who stayed with him Thursday night and where there is so much to figure out and everybody needs to put it all out there so we can clear Donnies name from this and let him rest in peace
Thursday at 9:06pm via mobile · Like

Suzette Howell Wendy I know Paul and I haven't seen you for a long time, but we still remember "the monkeys". If there's anything we can do for you please let us know. We will continue to pray for your whole family. You just take care of your kids and don't listen those people who are talking bad about Donnie or anything else bad. If there's anything we can do please call us -601-791-0011.
Thursday at 9:28pm · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Thanks everyone .tina the detectives I've been talking has his phone records and even had his phone today to uncover anything that was delected
Thursday at 9:48pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Me and the boys stayed with Donnie Thursday
Thursday at 9:49pm via mobile · Like

Clay Piburn Hey I just posted a prayer for your little girl on my status
Thursday at 9:52pm · Like

Tina Sargent Hanke her phone records not his i know they have his they are hopefully in the process of getting hers we need hers so we can find out who has her or who she is with how did you get HERS
Thursday at 9:58pm · Like

Tina Sargent Hanke BRITTNEY WASNT THERE THURSDAY NIGHT? THE NEIGHBORS SAYS SHE WAS? SOMEONE ELSE SAID SHE CALLED THEM FROM THERE AT MIDNIGHT
Thursday at 10:02pm · Like

Jenny Marie Smith Leave it to WKRG , they are snakes. The first station to air my brothers name on the Christmas Eve when he was murdered. Our family didn't even know yet. Talk about a bunch of sharks.

They are the worst.

I just saw their segment and that is edited interviewing for ratings. I pray that they find your niece soon so some of the questions will begin to have answers.

Hang in there, not everyone believes everything they read and WKRG is the least reputable of all our local stations.

Sending prayers. I've been at the bottom and it's so over powering to feel so hopeless because death is the one thing we can not change and do not control. Those feelings don't just stop and there is not a way to fix that broken empty spot in your heart, but I promise you that in time you will find ways to cherish the memories you have and learn to focus not on how he left this life but instead how he lived his life. It sounds cliche, but time will ease your pain.

If you ever need anything just ask. My heart goes out to you and your family, and I pray that you guys get some answers soon about your niece so that you can start to move forward. ((hugs))
Thursday at 10:17pm via mobile · Like · 2

Wendy Wood Holland No she was not there Thursday. All they would give me about her phone was the last call was wed. Around 7 to Donnie. Last text was around 7 wed. To some other number so she hasnt had any contact with anyone after wed.
Thursday at 10:23pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland That's Jenny
Thursday at 10:25pm via mobile · Like

Kimberly Houseknecht Thats not what the detectives say!!! They say her phone was last pinged in the sticks river area putting her there at 12:07am friday morning...
Thursday at 10:27pm · Like · 2

Wendy Wood Holland That not what ATT say call them and tell them to give you her phone records
Thursday at 10:30pm via mobile · Like

Stacy Marie okay... i was sitting right next to wendy when she was on the phone with at&t today... they told her that they could not give out the info she was asking them for, because wendy is not brittney. but they did give her the last 4 digits of the # brittney had texted last. that was all they would give her... they would not give wendy the first 3 numbers or even the area code. they did not say that she was at the house in wilcox...the cellular tower in wilcox/ close to wilcox is the last place her phone pinged from. which only means that she was in the area when her phone was pinged....
Thursday at 10:31pm · Like · 2

Mendy Wood Kent they gave her Donnie since she was married to donnie...if u arent Brittney you cant get nothing
Thursday at 10:34pm · Like

Jeanne Milne i dont understand all that is going on, but please know i am praying for
Thursday at 10:35pm via mobile · Like

Jeanne Milne Brittney's safe return
Thursday at 10:36pm via mobile · Like

Tina Sargent Hanke NO THE DETECTIVES SAYS THAT HER PHONE WAS LAST USED AT THE HOUSE IN STYX RIVER AT 12:07 AM THEY CAN PING THE EXACT ADDRESS NOT THE TOWERS LIKE WE CAN THAT IS WHY THEY WENT STRAIGHT TO THE HOUSE I KNOW FOR A FACT LAST YEAR ABOUT THIS SAME TIME I LOST MY BEST FRIEND HE FLIPPED HIS CAR OFF OF AIRPORT BY THE MISSISSIPPI LINE WAY BACK IN THE WOODS AND I COULDNT FIND HIM SO I CALLED THE POLICE AND THEY WENT STRAIGHT TO HIM IN THE WOODS
Thursday at 10:38pm · Like

Stacy Marie so, did he call someone from that exact spot in the woods? because, if he didn't and they can find exact places by pinging without the person calling, then it stands to reason that they would have already at least found her phone.
but that is not what i came on here for. i only wanted to make clear that wendy has not and cannot get brittney's phone records. wendy does not have access to them. wendy can not get access to them. she tried. she tried hard. they will not give them out to anyone who is not brittney.... who knows? has brittney's mom tried to call att&t to get the phone records.... maybe, as her mother, she can gain access to britney's phone records.
Thursday at 10:51pm · Like · 2

Jeanne Milne prayimg for te family as well
Thursday at 10:53pm via mobile · Like

Kimberly Houseknecht yes she tried...and you dont have to use your phone for it to be pinged...and if your phone has no power it will not show where you are only where it pinged last before it was turned off is why we havent found her phone..
Thursday at 11:00pm · Like · 3

Stacy Marie okay, so wendy tried and it was a no go. and chessie tried and she couldn't get them either.... can't the police gain access to them at all? i'm sure there has got to be some way that somebody can gain access to her phone records.... and nobody can figure out what 4 numbers she may have used as her pin number? anyone have any ideas? i think they already tried brittney's little girls birthday and it didn't work. maybe there is another special date or someone's phone # or maybe has anyone tried the last 4 of her social?
Thursday at 11:06pm · Like

Tina Sargent Hanke WENDY BROKE HER CODE TO CHECK HER MESSAGES IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT
Thursday at 11:12pm · Like · 2

Tina Sargent Hanke AND YEAH HE CALLED ME AND THEY PINGED THE EXACT SPOT OF HIS PHONE BUT WAT THEY DO IS GET THE LAST TIME THE PHONE WAS USED AND THE EXACT SPOT THEY ARE SAYING THE LAST CALL WAS MADE THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT FROM THE ADDRESS IN STYX RIVER
Thursday at 11:15pm · Like · 2

Stacy Marie okay. i so didn't get on here to argue about the way things are pinged... wendy has not figured out brittney's pin number.... she does not have access to brittney's messages. she does not have access to britney's phone records. she is, however, very worried about brittney ... even though she has just lost her husband, and even though, she has her own problems to deal with, she is doing her very best to do what she can do to help find brittney. she wants nothing more than for brittney to be found safe and sound and to come home. just as everyone else does. i think i may have met britney one time ever. i don't know her... i don't know what she does or doesn't do... i don't know her habits.... i don't know her friends or her enemies. all i know is that her family... her whole family- wants her home safe. and i know wendy, despite everything else... is doing what she can to help.
Thursday at 11:28pm · Like · 1

Scott Wood This is not the place to talk about any of this. There is a lot that is not known and that the investigators have not released to anyone. So please stop speculating and making assumptions and accusations. Right now we have to find Brittney and make sure Wendy and her kids are taken care of. KEEP FOCUSED ON BRITTNEY!!! KEEP WENDY AND THE KIDS IN YOUR PRAYERS!!!
Yesterday at 1:00am via mobile · Like · 10

Jamie Resso Ritz Praying 4 u all
Yesterday at 1:51am via mobile · Like

Anita Abbott Knapp Wendy, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying that Brittney comes home safe!
Yesterday at 6:26am · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Thanks Scott. Tristin iam not iam foucing on my kids
Yesterday at 7:36am via mobile · Like · 2

Marie Mills its called stress and it can do some crazy things to ur mind and body...all of u r so stressed and tired, sending a HUG to all of u, thoughts and prayers
Yesterday at 7:44am · Like · 2


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on June 09, 2012, 10:44:06 AM
Tillmans Corner Missing Teen Case Takes A Strange Twist
June 8th, 2012

A week ago 19 year old Brittney Wood told family members she was headed to a house near Styx River to visit her uncle Donnie. On Friday her uncle, Donnie Wood returned to his home near Fairhope and shortly after arriving, committed suicide by shooting himself. Strangely, Brittney Wood has not been seen or heard from since.

Another strange twist to the story is that when Wood left Tillmans Corner headed to the Styx River house someone either gave her a ride or she left on foot because her car is still located at her residence in Tillmans Corner.

Investigators don’t really know if the missing teen and the uncle’s suicide are connected but people close to the investigation find it very strange.

“Her uncle has committed suicide and supposedly he was the last one she was with and so we’re worried about that,” says her mother Stephanie Hanke.
 ::snipping2::
Investigators have now turned their attention to the uncle’s house searching for her cell phone or any other clues. Neighbor Laura Payne says she saw Brittney at the house sitting in a tree swing. “She had the same body type, the same hair and she just sat there. She didn’t move or nothing. She looked over at me and I waved at her and she didn’t wave back.”
 ::snipping2::
http://www.nuzzapp.com/feeds/

I am not certain if this site is okay to use...I tried going to the original that is listed with it, but I found nothing remotely close to what is said here.  Let me know what you think, thanks.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 09, 2012, 10:44:36 AM
From what I've read on Wendy Wood Holland's FB page, Donald Holland was on life support for a few days.  

Sad case.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

https://www.facebook.com/wendy.w.holland

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 4 near Marlow, AL via mobile
I lost my friend today ,I know he will be here with me and kids.we will meet again.I just want to know why he did what he did .

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 4 via mobile
He went to be with the lord at 610

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 4 near Pensacola, FL via mobile
I got a hug from a cute Dr.Iam trying to be strong

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 4 via mobile
Been an hour so no organ donor.....taking him to his room and let nature take it course....keep the prayers coming they are working..God is great

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Wendy Wood Holland He still fighting . He's on his own letting god do what he wants
June 4 at 5:23pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland No lifesuport
June 4 at 5:23pm via mobile · Like

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 2 near Pensacola, FL via mobile
They aren't going to do nothing else....he still getting oxygen if he goes he goes.....keep the prayers coming

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 2 near Pensacola, FL via mobile
Tomorrow iam and granting Donnies wishes iam taking him off life support . Plz.pray for the family

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 1 near Pensacola, FL via mobile
Please pray for my husband ,there a slim chance of his survival. I need prayers plz. Pray.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on June 09, 2012, 11:16:15 AM
I'm confused about a couple of things.

1.  Is the child, Payton, Brittney's baby or her younger sister?

2.  Did the Uncle commit suicide the Friday following Brittney leaving home or yesterday?



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on June 09, 2012, 11:21:16 AM
I personally think he did something to her and if so, I hope he left some clue to where her body is. Two deaths in the same family at the same time is rough especially if a murder/suicide.  The family needs an answer to all this and a resting place for Brittney if she is deceased.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on June 09, 2012, 11:23:00 AM
Peyton is Brittney's and the Uncle killed himself right after going to Styx River to meet with her.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cadillac on June 09, 2012, 01:48:09 PM
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=843529432

Donald Holland

(I think this is the uncle Brittney said she was going to see, that killed himself)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189557_10150139542859433_7264148_n.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/wendy.w.holland

Wendy Wood Holland

His wife's fb, interesting comments on her wall. 

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Tina Sargent Hanke Praying for you and the babies I am so confused about Brittney was she staying with Chessie or yall when she started missing I have heard back and forth between yall she was living
Wednesday at 10:05pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland She was at chessies last time I saw her was Friday before last . Donnie told me that she called him wanting to come stay but he told her he wasn't staying here he was staying in wilcox ,if she could find away she could come .he told her that because she could never find a ride anywhere while she here.
Wednesday at 10:10pm via mobile · Like

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Wendy Wood Holland
June 4 near Pensacola, FL via mobile
With all this going on with my husband. My niece is missing ,she has been missing since Thursday and this happen to my husband Friday. As far we know he was the last one to talk to her,I need prays for her too.

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Doris Fountain Holder Wendy where did your niece go missing from ? how old is she?
June 4 at 5:35pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland No . She lived in tillmans corner. She's 19
June 4 at 5:38pm via mobile · Like

Wendy Wood Holland Last time anyone seen her was wed. But I looked at donnies phone he talked to her Thursday night around 7 .
June 4 at 5:39pm via mobile · Like

Wendy and Donald

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This one was added Dec 2011

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  Whoa - yall see that Monkey on his back??    (Monkey Backpack)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 09, 2012, 05:50:08 PM
Her Mom's FB

http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonya-Wood/1450075333

I haven't read everything but this caught my eye.

http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonya-Wood/1450075333

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Sonya Wood commented on a link.
23 hours ago
Anyone knowing who this Bradley Logan was that posted the horrible thing on here about my niece last nite or seen his profile pic please let me know at least what his pic was. Following all possible leads. Thank you.

Thank you for pointing that out.   ::MonkeyAngel::  Sorry for any confusion  may have caused


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 09, 2012, 05:53:05 PM
Mobile police continue search for missing 19-year-old Brittney Wood

Published: Saturday, June 09, 2012, 4:29 AM

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“The road runs parallel to Interstate 10 and is a few hundred yards, at best, off the interstate,” he said. “We don’t know if she was with her cell phone or if she passing through on the interstate.”

Lowery said that deputies have not found any witnesses who recall seeing Wood in Baldwin County.

“We don’t have anything to lead us to believe that she’s in Baldwin County,” Lowery said.

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http://blog.al.com/live/2012/06/mobile_police_continue_search.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 09, 2012, 05:55:25 PM
Tillman's Corner Mother Missing

Published: 6/08 5:40 pm

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19 year old Brittany Wood walked away from her mother's home last Wednesday leaving her two year old daughter behind.

She hasn't been seen since. Thursday family members called off a search along Styx River Road in Baldwin County to try and regroup and get more people to join in.

They say they tried to contact Wood last Friday to inform her that her uncle had committed suicide.

Her last cell phone transmission was located less than a mile away from her uncle's home.

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http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Tillmans-Corner-Mother-Missing/pGi_-F9XIkKKwzIBm5sP_Q.cspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 09, 2012, 06:08:43 PM
http://www.facebook.com/scott.wood.714?sk=wall


"Just wanted to let everyone know that if you watched the news the missing 19 year old teen, Brittney Wood, is my niece.

Every morning at 8:30 family and friends will gather at the Oasis Travel Center located on I-10 at the Wilcox Rd Exit 53. This is the last known location of her phone.

If you have the time and the means please help us bring Brittney home and pray for our family. " on Mini War Game's timeline.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: sassifrass on June 09, 2012, 06:13:57 PM
This is Brittney's moms FB page. Hope this helps. I thought the other woman was her mom too until I saw the name Chessie in the news.

https://www.facebook.com/chessie.wood.7 (https://www.facebook.com/chessie.wood.7)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on June 10, 2012, 04:17:38 AM
Tillmans Corner-to-Waterworld Road near Styx River,39mile
Waterworld Road near Styx River-to-Fairhope,28.9mile
http://goo.gl/maps/5KPM

Oasis Travel Center
http://goo.gl/maps/TzhB


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 11, 2012, 08:40:12 PM
Candlelight prayer vigil for Brittney Wood to be held at Tillman's Corner church

Published: Monday, June 11, 2012, 12:27 PM     Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 12:36 PM

MOBILE, Alabama -- A candlelight prayer vigil for Brittney Wood will be held at 7 tonight at Travis Road Baptist Church, a spokesman for the Wood family said today.

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Family members attended a news conference in Pensacola this morning announcing that they will be receiving help from the KlaasKids Search Team. The team is associated with Marc Klaas, the father of Polly Klaas, a 12-year old girl who was kidnapped and murdered in 1993.

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http://blog.al.com/live/2012/06/candlelight_prayer_vigil_for_b.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 12, 2012, 12:20:32 AM
Teen still missing

Candle light vigil held for missing teen

Updated: Monday, 11 Jun 2012, 9:35 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 11 Jun 2012, 9:35 PM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Family and friends lit candles at Travis Road Baptist Church Monday night as a sign of unity in prayer asking God to bring Brittney Wood home.
 
 The family said the last they heard, Brittney was going to visit her uncle near the styx river area. When she didn't show up, the family became worried.
 
KlaasKIDS foundation is helping the family look for Brittney. They will visit various residences Brittney could have visited in the last six months. The family said they have not heard any new information and are asking for help from the public

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http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/teen-still-missing


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 12, 2012, 12:30:42 AM

Uncle of missing girl kills himself  (Video)
updated 6:10 PM EDT, Mon June 11, 2012

Brittney Wood was last seen by her family on May 30th.  According to family members the 19-year-old said she was going to a home near Styx River, Alabama to visit her uncle, Donnie Wood. She was never seen again.
 
On Friday, June 1st, Donnie Wood returned to his home near Fairhope and killed himself

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http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/06/11/jvm-brittney-wood


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 12, 2012, 12:35:23 AM
Candlelight Vigil for Brittney Wood (Video)
Monday, June 11, 2012

Tillman's Corner, AL --
Friends and family of Brittney Wood turned to a higher power Monday night for help. They sang Amazing Grace and prayed for the safe return of 19 year old Brittney Wood. Wood has been missing for ten days.

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http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/11/candlelight-vigil-brittney-wood-ar-3953767/


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on June 12, 2012, 07:52:25 AM
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1206/11/ijvm.01.html
JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL
Young Mom Vanishes after Visiting Uncle
Aired June 11, 2012 - 19:00   ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Jane, is there any circumstance that you think it`s OK for a parent to spank their child, as an example?

JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, HOST: Well, this is not a circumstance where it would be OK. This is a child playing catch. And I think the father may be using -- the stepfather may be using this child to work out his own issues.

And we`re starting with a very urgent story out of Alabama. A desperate search for a 19-year-old mother who disappeared after telling her family she was going to visit some friends, but there`s a very odd twist in this case. Her family joins me live next.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

VELEZ-MITCHELL (voice-over); Tonight, a race against time in Alabama to find this beautiful missing 19-year-old mom, Brittany Wood, last seen walking down the road away from her home. Her cell phone last pinged less than a mile from her uncle`s. But now cops say the uncle has committed suicide. Did he take the secrets of what happened to Brittany to the grave, or could this be a stranger abduction? We`ll talk to Brittany Wood`s mom live.
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CHESSIE WOOD, MISSING GIRL`S MOTHER: I want (ph) you, baby. We love you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thursday Brittany Wood tells family members that she was headed to this house near Styx River to see her Uncle Donnie. Donnie Wood returned home to Fair Hope on Friday and shot himself. Brittany hasn`t been heard from since.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her uncle has committed suicide, and supposedly he was the last one she was with. And so we`re worried about that.

WOOD: I`m hoping to God, and I really don`t think he`d hurt my baby.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And we haven`t talked to her in over a week, and we need some help finding her.

WOOD: You know your children`s routine. She has not done nothing routine. She always calls me. And she ain`t called me.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: A beautiful young mom vanishes after visiting her uncle. Then he commits suicide. Are the two cases connected?

Good evening. I`m Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Brittany Wood has been missing for nearly two weeks. She disappeared from Mobile, Alabama, leaving her 2-year-old daughter behind. Look at this beautiful pair.

She told her family she was going to visit friends. But her last cell phone transmission happened less than a mile from this rural area where her uncle reportedly had a home near the Styx River. Now she reportedly told her friends that she was visiting her uncle there. When she didn`t return, her frantic mother called the cops.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

WOOD: Brittany, come home. We love you. Please come home to your family.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: This is Brittany`s uncle, Donald Holland, the man Brittany was said to be visiting before she disappeared. He is dead now. Just as she was reported missing, he kills himself with a shotgun. Now Brittany`s parents don`t know what to think. Listen to this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her uncle has committed suicide, and supposedly he was the last one she was with. And so we`re worried about that.

WOOD: I`m hoping to God. And I really don`t think he`d hurt my baby.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Call me: 1-877-JVM-SAYS, 1-877-586-7297. What are your thoughts about this mystery?

Straight out to our exclusive guest, Chessie Wood, the mother of missing Brittany Wood.

First of all, our hearts go out to you. I know this is such a difficult time. There are no words. We want to be of help. So let`s start by clarifying a key issue here. When your daughter walked out of the house, where did she tell you she was going, and how did she plan to get there?

WOOD (via phone): She was going to her friend Courtney`s (ph). I believe Courtney (ph) was supposed to come get her, but Courtney (ph) never -- never saw her.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: What are your fears as to what has happened to your beautiful daughter?

WOOD: I`m just fearing that something is wrong with her. She has a 2-year-old baby that she hasn`t contacted. And ever since that baby has been born, that`s my daughter`s heart and soul. So it just don`t seem right.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, there`s definitely something wrong. We`re going to try to figure out what happened.

Now, one of the big challenges of this case is nobody really knows where Brittany was headed when she vanished. Listen to her father talk about Brittany`s final cell phone pings.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the last place her phone was pinged. They found the signal bouncing off one of these towers, and we haven`t talked to her in over a week, and we need some help finding her.

WOOD: You know your children`s routine. She has not done nothing routine. She always calls me. And she ain`t called me.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Brittany left from this location, her mother`s house in Tillman`s Corner. But then she supposedly went all the way to another area, Styx River, which is over 30, almost 40 miles away. That`s where she reportedly met her uncle, but her uncle then returned to his home in Fair Hope, and then he committed suicide. So this case is literally all over the map.

I want to go to Stephanie Hanke, another exclusive guest of ours tonight, Brittany Wood`s stepmother.

Do you have any knowledge -- did you know this uncle at all?

STEPHANIE HANKE, STEPMOTHER OF BRITTANY WOOD: Yes. I`ve met him on several occasions. He`s been to my home. Very nice man. He was not only close with Brittany; he was close with the other children.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Did he have any reason to commit suicide? Did he have any financial problems, relationship problems, despondency?

HANKE: That I would have no idea of.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right, Chessie, did he have any -- did Donald Holland have any reason to commit suicide right after your daughter disappears?

WOOD: Well, we really don`t know that. That`s what we`re trying to figure out. I mean, I`m pretty sure he has financial problems. I believe we all do. At this time.
VELEZ-MITCHELL: Let`s take a look at the route that Brittany might have taken. She was last seen walking on foot from her mom`s house in Tillman`s Corner. Then her cell phone pings under a mile from the house her uncle was at, apparently, reportedly, by Waterworld Road, which is more than 40 miles away from her mom`s house.

If you look, the route she most likely took was near Interstate 10. So if she was abducted on I-10, she could be anywhere. It stretches coast to coast. In fact, just recently we`ve been covering a case right here on the show of another beautiful young girl, Mickey Shunick, who went missing near Interstate 10 in Louisiana.

And I actually went down to New Orleans and did a ride-a-long with a retired cop as we tried to find her. Listen to this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, with the I-10, it -- like I said, it runs -- it runs from Jacksonville all the way out to San Diego. So if anybody picked her up and put her in that car or truck, you know, there`s no telling where she could wind up. Hundreds of cities she could be in now. But this -- it runs the whole length of the country, so that`s what the problem is.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Marc Klaas, child advocate, president of the Klaas Foundation, you are helping this family. The first reaction that everybody has, obviously, is if this young woman, this beautiful young woman goes to visit the uncle, and the uncle then commits suicide and she`s disappeared, there`s got to be a connection there. Something untoward. What are your thoughts on that?

MARC KLAAS, KLAAS FOUNDATION: Well, Jane, I have no idea, obviously, what happened to her.

Before I get into that a little bit, I`d like to point out some informal research that I`ve done indicates that, of children that are abducted, more than 80 percent of them are abducted within four miles of a major interstate freeway entrance or exit, which I think is kind of a fascinating statistic which I`ve not seen anywhere else.

But back to Brittany`s case, we have no idea where she is. The Klaas Kids Foundation was contacted by the family. And our search-and-rescue team, which is located here in Pensacola, Florida, is going to be assisting them beginning on Wednesday morning.

We`re working with the authorities in Mobile, Alabama, on this search, and what we will be looking for is anything that would be associated with a girl of her age. We will work with the authorities to try to find the locations that are most reasonable to search, and then look for clues. Look for her, look for clues, look for anything that might lead us to the - - to the resolution of this mystery.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Stacey Honowitz, you, as a Florida prosecutor supervise the sex crime unit. Again, what are your thoughts about this uncle suddenly committing suicide right after she says, reportedly, she`s going to visit him?

STACEY HONOWITZ, SEX CRIMES PROSECUTOR: Well, certainly, Jane, when you hear the facts of this in this scenario, you have to initially think there that has to be some kind of connection. Why else would there -- would we be talking about it, quite frankly? That`s where she said she was going. That`s where she is, and then he commits suicide. Obviously, the parents are probably thinking, does he have a secret? Was there something that we didn`t know?

But now that`s all going to be part of the investigation. Just like you mentioned before. Was he depressed? Was he having issues? What was the relationship the two of them had? Are there going to be people -- people coming out of the Woodwork now to say that there was a relationship between the two of them? But these are all part of the investigation.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Anybody in the family, get in touch with us and let us know that you`re OK.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Where is 19-year-old Brittany Wood? The beautiful woman left her mom`s house leaving her 2-year-old daughter behind. She says she`s visiting friends, reportedly. Then friends say that she told them she was visiting her uncle. That uncle later commits suicide. What is going on here?

There she is. Beautiful Brittany Wood with her 2-year-old daughter. She is missing tonight. Her family is frantic. We have exclusive interviews with her mother and her stepmother.

I want to go to Stephanie Hanke again, the stepmother. Here`s what I don`t understand. Why would she say she`s visiting friends, and then friends say she told them she was visiting her uncle?

The obvious question is, could she have had some kind of secret relationship with her uncle that nobody else knew about? Is her uncle married? What is -- what does the uncle`s wife say about his suicide? Fill us in here, so we can be of help.

HANKE: Well, as far as that -- (AUDIO GAP).

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I`m going to throw that same question out to Chessie Wood, because you`re Brittany Wood`s mom. We were having audio problems. Chessie, what`s going on here?

WOOD: Well, I do not believe they have a relationship. He was married to my sister. And he was -- he was -- my son has even went to their house a lot.

My sister was at that house with Donnie the Thursday night, that would be June 1st. So we don`t know if she even made it to Don`s. She was not actually seen with Donnie. The reason we`re searching that area is because her phone was pinged there.

Now if it had some relation -- something to do with my brother-in- law`s suicide, we don`t know. The Mobile Police Department and the Baldwin County Sheriff`s Department is taking care of that. We as a family and a community is just searching for Brittany.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well -- well, we did dig into the uncle`s history. And we have to say this, full disclosure, because we want to be helpful. We can`t just censor things.

We found something bizarre and disturbing on his Facebook page. He has an album of photos called "Girls at the Condo." You`re looking at the photos from that album. We`ve blurred the faces, but pretty much, it`s a bunch of beautiful young women in bikinis who are around the same age as Brittany.

Now, Jon Lieberman, investigative reporter, HLN contributor, what can we make of this collection of photos of young women in bikinis on the uncle`s Facebook page, the same uncle who later committed suicide after Brittany Wood vanished?
JON LIEBERMAN, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER: Well, we`ve been digging into that a lot, too. And one thing police are doing is they`re looking at his social media footprint. And as you have there on the screen, are these pictures.

So what police are trying to nail down right now, as Ms. Wood said, is was this young lady at her uncle`s house that evening? A neighbor says that he saw her outside of that house, but never saw her with her uncle.

Now, another thing that could explain at least part of the uncle`s mindset. We found on his Facebook page, somebody posted that they believe that he had recently lost his mother and his brother. And so there was some speculation about some rampant drug use to deal with those losses. So another thing police are looking into is if drugs play any role in this case, as well.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. And again, we`re all looking at these facts to be of help, to find this missing young woman. Diane, Pennsylvania, we`re going out to the phone lines. Diane, your question or thoughts?

CALLER: Hi, Jane. How are you?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Good, thanks.

CALLER: Jane, you know what? I have a couple of comments and a question.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK.

CALLER: OK. On -- first of all, she`s 19 years old, and she -- her child was left behind. You know that most mothers would not do that. And she`s missing.

And then with the uncle, Donnie, between -- I`m wondering between the different things that were going on, and he likes to look at the young girls on the computer and so forth, on -- is there anything in his background for the reason why he committed suicide? And I just want to say checking because...

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Thank you, Diane. Jon Lieberman, can you give us an update on the uncle?

LIEBERMAN: Yes, the uncle just has minor criminal charges in his background. No felonies that we could find. So that speaks to his criminal record. But one thing that police are looking at is the family dynamic.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

WOOD: Brittany, come home. I miss you, baby. We love you. Please come home to your family.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: This poor family. Where is Brittany Wood? There she is, a beautiful 19-year-old with her young daughter.

She says she went to visit friends. Friends said she went to visit her uncle. Her uncle later commits suicide. She`s missing. What happened to this beautiful young woman?

We`re talking exclusively with her mom, Chessie Wood. What can you tell us? What would you like to say if Brittany is out there watching? What would you like...

WOOD: Not only to Brittany, but to the public. If anybody knows any information on Brittany Wood, if you`ve seen her, if you know her, give Brad a call at Klaas Kids at 1-850-525-4807.

If Brittany is watching, baby, please come home. We need you in our life, because we love you, honey. We`re worried about you. Please let us know that you`re OK.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Our hearts go out to you, your entire family. There are no words. And we are trying to get to the bottom of this. So anything we bring up, as far as facts, please understand that we`re doing it to try to be of help.

Unfortunately, we have to reveal whatever comes up. We can`t just pick and choose if we want to be helpful.

Now the uncle who committed suicide, Donald Holland, as you just heard, he has a minor record. It was in 2005, charged with operating a vessel, presumably a boat with [SIC] a personal flotation device. That`s nothing. And he`s without a life jacket.

2007 he had a traffic violation. Driving on a suspended license.

2010, three separate traffic charges.

And you heard, Marc Klaas, the family says, well, he has money problems. We all have money problems these days is what they said. Marc, you`ve heard all the facts. What -- what are you making of it?

KLAAS: Well, Jane, I think the mother`s demeanor says more than anything that we can see. She obviously has a bad feeling about what happened to her daughter.

I don`t see a lot of good scenarios coming out of this. And I really doubt that Brittany is sitting in front of a TV watching this right now. She doesn`t seem like the kind of a girl that would torture her family and abandon her young child.

So it`s really a matter of working with the authorities and combing the areas where she might be until we`re able to solve what happened to Brittany.

Of course, we all want her to come home alive. There`s absolutely no question about that. And miracles do happen. But I think it would take a miracle for her to be found alive.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, tonight we`re wishing for a miracle. We`re hoping and praying for a miracle.

And again, to the Wood family, our hearts go out to you. And we`re going to stay on this story and do everything we can to find your daughter.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 12, 2012, 11:36:25 PM
Command Center Set up to Search for Missing Teen Mom
June 12 2012

(BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala.) Search efforts for a missing Mobile teenager are now more organized.

A command center was set up Tuesday in the Rosinton community of Baldwin County. That's where family members believe 19 year old Brittney Wood was just before she went missing.

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http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Command-Center-Set-up-to-Search-for-Missing-Teen/9dHbfjIXIkmO8oVSSG1KiQ.cspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 12, 2012, 11:37:48 PM
Volunteers Needed To Search For Missing Teenage Mother

Published: June 12, 2012 Updated: June 12, 2012 - 6:22 PM

TILLMANS CORNER, Alabama --
The KlassKids Foundation, a national organization that helps find missing children, is looking for volunteers to help search for a missing teenage mother from Tillmans Corner.

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http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/12/volunteers-needed-search-missing-teenage-mother-ar-3960107/


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on June 14, 2012, 11:45:19 AM
Searchers look for missing teen Brittney Wood near Styx River
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 8:52 AM

ROSINTON, Alabama -- Searchers fanned out Wednesday in the Styx River Basin in Baldwin County seeking clues to the whereabouts of Brittney Wood, a 19-year-old single mother from Mobile reported missing June 2.

Search and rescue units from Florida’s Escambia County, and Alabama’s Monroe County joined more than 70 volunteers to comb a 5-mile area, according to organizer Brad Dennis, national search director for the Klaas Kids Foundation.

Dennis said that Wednesday’s search focused on an area where Wood’s cell phone was “pinged” after she went missing.

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http://blog.al.com/live/2012/06/searchers_look_for_missing_tee.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on June 14, 2012, 01:22:30 PM
Not saying that there is anything to this of course...but it was an interesting coincidence: (Hey, you just never know).

Holland, Donald Paul

Possible Aka's:
HOLLAND, DONNY
HOLLAND, DONNIE P
44    Mobile, AL
Eight Mile, AL
Kenner, LA

Holland, Wendy Wood

http://www.veromi.com/Search.aspx?sType=name&db=&fn=donald&mn=&ln=holland&city=&state=AL&dobmm=&dobdd=&doby=


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on June 15, 2012, 11:43:37 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57453592-504083/brittney-wood-ala-teen-mom-missing-for-two-weeks/
Brittney Wood, Ala. teen mom, missing for two weeks
June 15, 2012

(CBS/WKRG) ROBERTSDALE, Ala. - Two weeks ago 19-year-old Brittney Wood, single mother of one, left home in Tillmans Corner, in southwest Alabama. She hasn't been heard from since.
Family and friends traveled from the small town to search the woods near Styx River, where they believe she may have been, CBS affiliate WKRG reported.

"This was the last place her phone was 'pinged'," says her father Wallace Hanke. "They found the signal bouncing off one of these towers...We need some help finding her."
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on June 18, 2012, 12:09:13 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/Search-for-teen-moves-to-Grand-Bay
Updated: Sunday, 17 Jun 2012, 2:21 AM CDT
Published : Saturday, 16 Jun 2012, 5:00 PM CDT

 ::snipping2::

New evidence sent that hunt to Grand Bay. According to Hanke, police believe that’s where she was last seen.

Brittney’s family spent much of the day Saturday going door-to-door, talking to folks and handing out flyers. She said people have heard about the missing girl but no one has actually seen her.

Hanke says Brittney is not the type to run away, and she’d never leave her two-year-old daughter Payton like this.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on June 21, 2012, 12:08:22 AM
I wasn't expecting this when looking for updates  ::MonkeyShocked::

Sex abuse suspects related to Wood
Updated: Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 10:19 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 10:03 PM CDT

 ::snipping2::

Now, deputies tell us two of Wood's relatives have been arrested on a number of sex crimes stemming from an ongoing investigation.

Deputies said the crimes involve a female juvenile who alerted authorities.

Officials described the case as horrific.

“We don't know if there is any involvement with her as far as her being missing at this point. We’re looking into aspects of that,” said Cpt. Steve Arthur with the BCSO.

On Tuesday, deputies arrested Brittney’s uncle Randall Scott Wood for sex abuse, sodomy, and incest.

Deputies said another relative, Dustin Alton Kent was also charged.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/sex-abuse-suspects-related-to-wood


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on June 21, 2012, 01:52:14 AM
Now that makes you wonder if there was any investigation going on when Uncle Donnie killed himself and Brittney became missing?????


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on June 21, 2012, 01:58:13 AM
http://www.mugshotsworld.com/dustin-alton-kent
Quote
Offender Name: DUSTIN ALTON KENT

Arrested On: 06/19/2012 20:45:19

Alias1: Dustin Kent

Alias2: Dustin A Kent

Booking ID: BCSO12JBN004044

Charge:

SODOMY FIRST DEGREE
RAPE SECOND DEGREE

Age: 36

Address: 7041 MARLE RD MOBILE AL 36619

Sex: MALE

Arrest Status: Released
(http://www.mugshotsworld.com/photos/2012/6/19/dustin-alton-kent.jpg)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on June 21, 2012, 02:15:31 AM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Our-Search-Continues-For-Brittney-Wood-After/QkS7c5oFjEOEe7LHKrZMqA.cspx

Our Search Continues For Brittney Wood, After Three Weeks
Published: 6/20 7:55 pm
Updated: 6/20 10:51 pm

(MOBILE, Ala.)   Mobile Police Officials advised teams searching for a missing teenage mother to continue their efforts in South Mobile county following new information revealed from cell phone records.

Disaster & Victim Services Chaplain Tony Dickey said 19-year-old Brittney Wood's cell phone last pinged a phone at a Travel Centers of America truck stop located in Grand Bay.

Dickey said the signal came at 1:40 a.m. on May 31st; the morning after her disappearance.

"Based on their (Mobile Police Department) investigation, that was the last location the cell phone was being used," Dickey said.

The new information comes after earlier reports from family that her cell phone was turned on six days after she went missing.

Dickey said rescue teams will continue spreading the word of Wood's disappearance Thursday morning.

"We will be doing a leaflet and door-to-door campaign tomorrow around Grand Bay and the Irvington area," Dickey said.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on June 21, 2012, 02:20:42 AM
http://www.mugshotsworld.com/randall-scott-wood
Quote
Offender Name: RANDALL SCOTT WOOD

Arrested On: 06/19/2012 23:40:54

Alias1: Randall Wood

Alias2: Randall S Wood

Booking ID: BCSO12JBN004048

Charge:

SEXUAL ABUSE SECOND DEGREE
SODOMY SECOND DEGREE
INCEST

Age: 42

Address: 2420 CONGRESS PARKWAY ATHENS TN 37303

Sex: MALE

Arrest Status: In Jail
(http://www.mugshotsworld.com/photos/2012/6/19/randall-scott-wood.jpg)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 24, 2012, 11:01:42 PM
http://liarcatchers.com/blog/?p=7622

Missing Person Brittney Wood UPDATE
Posted on June 23, 2012 by InvestigatorKelly

 ::snipping2::

On June 1, Donnie Holland was found in his home in Fairhope by his wife. He had committed suicide, reports Fox 10 News, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said Holland was being investigated for sexual abuse at the time.

 ::snipping2::

The BCSO would not confirm the rumor that Wood had gone to visit her uncle instead of going to visit Courtney, but did say the three-day search in the Styx River area was related to her cell phone records, reports Lagniappe news. The cell phone was later used in south Mobile County.

Although it was originally reported that the family did not hear from Brittney after the day she left, the Mobile Police Dept. stated they have received “incomplete answers,” and that the family did hear from her after she left the home and the time she was reported missing.

Then Tuesday, June 19, two of Brittney’s family members were arrested for a sex crime.

Randall Scott Wood, 42, was arrested for sodomy and incest after police received information from a juvenile on June 19. Dustin Alton Kent, 36, was also arrested and charged with sodomy and rape on June 19. Capt. Steve Arthur of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said that these two men are cousins of Brittney, in the video, although other information has identified them as Brittney’s uncles. Randall Scott Wood is Brittney’s mom’s (Chessie Wood) brother and Dustin Kent is married to Brittney’s mom’s sister, Mendy. 
Mendy is twin sister to Wendy, Donnie Hollands Wife .

“I think that once our investigation is complete and all the individuals that are implicated in this investigation are brought to arrest, I can give you more details; and you’ll understand how serious the crime is,” said Capt. Arthur tells Fox 10 news.

Brittney is still missing and there is only speculation where she may be at this point. Earlier in the month, her brother said that he thought she may be scared and was in hiding. The charges against her family members may explain why she would feel the need to hide. We can only hope that after all the arrests have been made that Capt. Arthur was referring to, Brittney will reappear.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 24, 2012, 11:06:04 PM
https://www.facebook.com/mendy.kent?ref=ffl

Mendy Wood Kent

https://www.facebook.com/scott.wood.714

Scott Wood

Family

Sonya Wood
Sister

Sonya
Sister

Chessie Wood
Sister

Wendy Wood Holland
Sister

Mendy Wood Kent
Sister

Kat Wood
Daughter

Desire Holland
Niece

Robert Morrison
Brother-in-law


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 24, 2012, 11:11:25 PM
https://www.facebook.com/scott.wood.714?sk=info

Scott Wood
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 25, 2012, 12:11:50 AM
(Picture from about a week before Brittany went missing, from a gaming event.  Scott Wood and Chessie Wood comments under the picture.)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=413674195345859&set=a.412356412144304.141436.168717669841514&type=1&permPage=1



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 25, 2012, 12:54:48 AM
http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/14/search-ends-still-no-sign-of-brittney-67729-vi-133724/

Search Ends - Still No Sign of Brittney Wood

June 14, 2012 | 356 Views

On the last day of the search in Baldwin County for Brittney Wood a person very important to the missing teen joins the search for the first time.

Video at the link

(Brittany's older brother Derek speaks in the video.  He was in jail when Brittany disappeared.)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on June 25, 2012, 12:57:25 AM
This is unreal...is this some type of incest situation?  Did Brittney want out and they were afraid she would talk?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on June 25, 2012, 01:31:24 AM
O/T

Texasmom...Janice Klein is found!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 25, 2012, 01:47:43 AM
O/T

Texasmom...Janice Klein is found!  ::MonkeyDance::


Thanks grace-land!   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 25, 2012, 02:01:41 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/crime/two-men-arrested-for-sex-crimes

Two men arrested for sex crimes

Updated: Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 6:00 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 11:32 AM CDT

Joe Salvatore
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office arrested two men for sex crimes.

Dustin Kent was released Wednesday on $10,000 bond and Randall Wood is being held on no bond.

The two suspects are Wood, 42, of Tennessee, and Kent, 36, of Mobile. Wood is charged with sexual abuse, sodomy and incest. Kent is charged with sodomy and rape.

 ::snipping2::

Captain Arthur said the juvenile victim in this case contacted the sheriff's office. Investigators called one of the men she accused in for questioning, and officials said the suspect confessed.

"The age of this juvenile along with the circumstances surrounding it make it a heinous crime," said Captain Arthur.

Arthur said the suspect who confessed gave them the name of the second suspect in this case.

"I think that once our investigation is completed and all the individuals are brought to arrest, I'll give you more detail, but I think you'll understand just how serious a crime it is," said Captain Arthur.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 25, 2012, 03:52:02 AM
This is unreal...is this some type of incest situation?  Did Brittney want out and they were afraid she would talk?

Yes, it does seem unreal and I've found it almost too sickening to think about long enough to try to figure out, but this is what I'm thinking.

One of the uncle's is charged with incest, the other is not.  Brittany and SW's daughter are old enough to not be considered a juvenile, so I'm thinking the victim could be the daughter of another of SW's sister's.  DK would be an uncle by marriage, and not a blood relative (no charge of incest).

Just from reading on FB, I think the victim could be one that just lost her dad (or stepdad..I'm not sure about that) to suicide?  He was being investigated for sexual abuse too!

Maybe Brittany had either been a victim too at some time, or the victim confided in her and Brittany confronted Uncle Donnie about it and/or told him the police were investigating it?

All jmo


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Blink34 on July 01, 2012, 06:40:13 PM
I have had the opportunity to work with Captain Arthur on an unrelated case, and he is top notch. This case will solve.

It will be a nightmare and it is every bit as bad as you think, but it will solve.

God Bless the victims in this case.

B


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on July 01, 2012, 07:20:48 PM
This is unreal...is this some type of incest situation?  Did Brittney want out and they were afraid she would talk?

Yes, it does seem unreal and I've found it almost too sickening to think about long enough to try to figure out, but this is what I'm thinking.

One of the uncle's is charged with incest, the other is not.  Brittany and SW's daughter are old enough to not be considered a juvenile, so I'm thinking the victim could be the daughter of another of SW's sister's.  DK would be an uncle by marriage, and not a blood relative (no charge of incest).

Just from reading on FB, I think the victim could be one that just lost her dad (or stepdad..I'm not sure about that) to suicide?  He was being investigated for sexual abuse too!

Maybe Brittany had either been a victim too at some time, or the victim confided in her and Brittany confronted Uncle Donnie about it and/or told him the police were investigating it?

All jmo

How about Brittany's daughter and she found out.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 02, 2012, 09:25:39 PM
This is unreal...is this some type of incest situation?  Did Brittney want out and they were afraid she would talk?

Yes, it does seem unreal and I've found it almost too sickening to think about long enough to try to figure out, but this is what I'm thinking.

One of the uncle's is charged with incest, the other is not.  Brittany and SW's daughter are old enough to not be considered a juvenile, so I'm thinking the victim could be the daughter of another of SW's sister's.  DK would be an uncle by marriage, and not a blood relative (no charge of incest).

Just from reading on FB, I think the victim could be one that just lost her dad (or stepdad..I'm not sure about that) to suicide?  He was being investigated for sexual abuse too!

Maybe Brittany had either been a victim too at some time, or the victim confided in her and Brittany confronted Uncle Donnie about it and/or told him the police were investigating it?

All jmo

How about Brittany's daughter and she found out.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Sent a cold chill up my spine, but could be.   ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 02, 2012, 09:30:18 PM
Forgot about something Klaas, Brittany's daughter is still a toddler...it has been stated in the press that the juvenile victim contacted police.

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/crime/two-men-arrested-for-sex-crimes

 ::snipping2::

Captain Arthur said the juvenile victim in this case contacted the sheriff's office. Investigators called one of the men she accused in for questioning, and officials said the suspect confessed.

"The age of this juvenile along with the circumstances surrounding it make it a heinous crime," said Captain Arthur.

Arthur said the suspect who confessed gave them the name of the second suspect in this case.

"I think that once our investigation is completed and all the individuals are brought to arrest, I'll give you more detail, but I think you'll understand just how serious a crime it is," said Captain Arthur.




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on July 02, 2012, 09:55:37 PM
Forgot about something Klaas, Brittany's daughter is still a toddler...it has been stated in the press that the juvenile victim contacted police.

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/crime/two-men-arrested-for-sex-crimes

 ::snipping2::

Captain Arthur said the juvenile victim in this case contacted the sheriff's office. Investigators called one of the men she accused in for questioning, and officials said the suspect confessed.

"The age of this juvenile along with the circumstances surrounding it make it a heinous crime," said Captain Arthur.

Arthur said the suspect who confessed gave them the name of the second suspect in this case.

"I think that once our investigation is completed and all the individuals are brought to arrest, I'll give you more detail, but I think you'll understand just how serious a crime it is," said Captain Arthur.




True, her daughter looks to be around 4ish but she could certainly talk. 

"The age of this juvenile along with the circumstances surrounding it make it a heinous crime,"


I doubt he would have said toddler.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on July 03, 2012, 06:35:32 AM
I have had the opportunity to work with Captain Arthur on an unrelated case, and he is top notch. This case will solve.

It will be a nightmare and it is every bit as bad as you think, but it will solve.

God Bless the victims in this case.

B
Thanks Blink for that assurance.
O/T Once I get my new computer up and running, will check in with you.
I heart you back.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on July 08, 2012, 01:36:53 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/woods-family-collects-donations
Wood's family collects donations
July 7, 2012

MOBILE, Ala. (ALA) - Saturday, friends and family members of missing teen Brittney Wood took to the streets of Mobile to raise money for a reward in order to bring her back.

It's been 38 days since Wood, 19, went missing from her home in Tillman's Corner.

Wood's father, Wallace Hanke, has been searching every day on his own for his daughter. He says nothing has turned up yet.
"We're following all kind of leads but nothing has panned out," Hanke said Saturday.

He feels that Mobile Police aren’t giving his daughter's case enough gravity.

"It's more than just a missing person, something's went wrong somewhere and I think they just need to take it more serious,” Hanke said. “We just want the police to check into it and push the investigation a little further."

Wood's family believes that offering a reward for information on her whereabouts will help push the search further, and in the right direction.

"We believe money talks," said Wood's stepmother, Stephanie Hanke.
 ::snipping2::
The family hopes to raise the money in order to give a anyone who has information that would help find the teen, who has been missing since May 30 , a motivating incentive to come forward.

They have also set up an account for donations. Those interested can go to any Compass Bank and make a deposit into the Brittney Wood Fund.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: sassifrass on July 15, 2012, 04:21:55 PM
 ::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyNoNo::


http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Brother-of-Missing-Woman-Arrested/ZknItZWouUiM42tsq0lR5Q.cspx (http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Brother-of-Missing-Woman-Arrested/ZknItZWouUiM42tsq0lR5Q.cspx)

Brother of Missing Woman Arrested

Published: 7/14 9:29 pm

(BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala.) - The brother of a missing teen mom has been arrested in Baldwin County. Derek Wood was arrested Friday night on rape, incest and sodomy charges.

Wood's sister, 19-year old Brittney Wood, disappeared on May 30, in the Styx River area in Baldwin County. Police say the last signal from her cell phone was traced to a tower in Grand Bay.

Days after her disappearance, Wood's phone hit off a tower in the area near her uncle's home. That uncle has since committed suicide.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: sassifrass on July 15, 2012, 04:23:36 PM
::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyNoNo::


http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Brother-of-Missing-Woman-Arrested/ZknItZWouUiM42tsq0lR5Q.cspx (http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Brother-of-Missing-Woman-Arrested/ZknItZWouUiM42tsq0lR5Q.cspx)

Brother of Missing Woman Arrested

Published: 7/14 9:29 pm

(BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala.) - The brother of a missing teen mom has been arrested in Baldwin County. Derek Wood was arrested Friday night on rape, incest and sodomy charges.

Wood's sister, 19-year old Brittney Wood, disappeared on May 30, in the Styx River area in Baldwin County. Police say the last signal from her cell phone was traced to a tower in Grand Bay.

Days after her disappearance, Wood's phone hit off a tower in the area near her uncle's home. That uncle has since committed suicide.

 ::snipping2::

From same link:

(http://www.local15tv.com/media/lib/47/4/1/5/41566c1e-2196-450b-a76f-09de627bcbcb/Story.jpg)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on July 15, 2012, 07:11:55 PM
This is not looking good for Brittney.  Unless, she just ran away from all of this.  What a sick sick family.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on July 15, 2012, 09:52:25 PM
As much rape, incest and sickness that has gone on with this family there are surely those on the inside that covered it up, turned their head away, etc..  Alabama DFACS....if someone here works for them or reads here PLEASE I beg you to pull the little children out or insert a worker in the home(s)  for repeated, constant visits!!!!!!!  The whole family surrounding should be investigated front and back, intensely.   I'm wondering if Brittney went to confront her Uncle because she thought he messed with her child or would try to?  All this stuff didn't just happen on one day! Its been going on for years and their victims need serious help.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on July 15, 2012, 11:34:16 PM
So, we've got 3 male relatives arrested for sex crimes and one dead after being investigated for sex crimes...what the heck was going on in this family? 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on July 17, 2012, 12:45:00 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/uncle-of-missing-teen-arrested-again

Uncle of missing teen arrested again
Dustin Kent faces rape, sodomy, incest charges
Updated: Monday, 16 Jul 2012, 6:06 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 16 Jul 2012, 4:07 PM CDT

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Dustin Kent has been arrested for a second time by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, charged with sex crimes on a second victim.
 
Kent is the uncle of missing Mobile teen Brittney Wood.
 
He faces rape, incest and sodomy charges.
 
His arrest came one day after Wood's brother, Derek, was arrested for rape and sodomy.
 ::snipping2::
The investigation into the sex crimes continues.
 
"Not all the people we're looking at were family members. It's unfortunate but our victims were preyed upon by several different individuals, three of which happen to be related," Lowery said.
 
Deputies said they anticipate at least two more arrests.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: yuknomenot on July 17, 2012, 06:00:05 PM
At this point it seems that the mothers and other relatives of these victims are also complicit in the crimes.  It is time for mass extermination of all these freaks of humanity, there is no other cure for the problem.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on July 18, 2012, 07:20:12 AM
Fourth relative of missing teen arrested

Updated: Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012, 9:02 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012, 8:54 PM CDT

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The Baldwin County Sheriff’s said they’ve made another arrest in the fast moving sex crimes case, involving relatives of missing teenager, Brittney Wood.

Deputies said 20-year-old Donald Holland of Daphne was booked in the Baldwin County jail on charges on incest, rape, and sex abuse.

This is the fourth family member to be arrested in this case.

Authorities said Holland’s father, Donnie, committed suicide in May.
more at link:

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/bcso-arrests-fourth-relative-of-wood



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on July 18, 2012, 07:46:59 AM
BCSO: No proof Wood, sex abuse arrests connected

Updated: Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012, 3:31 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 16 Jul 2012, 8:59 PM CDT

    Andrew Perez

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Relatives said the search for missing teen Brittney Wood has seen its share of setbacks.

Since the teen’s disappearance on May 30, three family members have been arrested on sex crimes; and according to relatives, a fourth committed suicide the day she vanished.

“We're definitely focused on finding her one way or another,” said Brittney’s stepmother Stephanie Hanke, who spoke to FOX10 with Brittney’s father. “The not knowing is what is killing us.”
 ::snipping2::

“She is not a victim in our sex abuse case, and our case has been going on much longer than the missing person's report that was filed with Mobile Police Department on Brittney wood,” said BCSO Major Anthony Lowery.

Some of Wood's family, however, said they need more than that.

“That’s not a good enough reason for us,” said Hanke. “They cannot explain to us, to convince us that it has nothing to do with it. They have yet to convince us.”
 ::snipping2::

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/bcso-no-proof-wood-arrests-connected



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on July 18, 2012, 08:06:45 AM
Older article...so I take it all these perverted relatives are related to Brittney's mom?


Brittney Wood's mom still has faith

Updated: Friday, 22 Jun 2012, 10:32 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 22 Jun 2012, 3:18 PM CDT

    Paige Malone
    Photojournalist: James McConatha

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The mother of missing mom Brittney Wood is reaching out to her daughter. Wood has been missing since May 30.

Chessie Wood said it has been tough on the family. She said she can’t eat or sleep.

"We just miss her and want her to come home," said Wood.

As of Friday, Wood hasn’t seen her daughter in 22 days.

"She was happy as she could be. She wasn't upset at all. She walked out of my yard carrying a blue bag and just i thought she was going to a friend's (house.) That was the last time I saw her,” said Wood.
 ::snipping2::
I wonder what this is supposed to mean....coming from Chessie Wood:

"Brittney, honey, you are in no trouble whatsoever. If you believe you may be in some kind of trouble, I’ve done checked it all out. You are not in any trouble. Call me; instant message me; Facebook me or whatever. Just come home or let me know you are safe," said Wood.

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/brittney-woods-mom-still-has-faith



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on July 18, 2012, 02:22:09 PM
What are the chances that a missing (and likely dead) teen and a massive family sex crimes case are NOT related????  Please.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on July 18, 2012, 10:21:13 PM
What are the chances that a missing (and likely dead) teen and a massive family sex crimes case are NOT related????  Please.

Sad but the truth--and this must be quote of the week!


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 20, 2012, 10:44:50 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/Family-arrests-related-to-missing-teen

Family members feel arrests are related to missing teen

Updated: Friday, 20 Jul 2012, 10:41 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012, 3:41 PM CDT

Renee Dials

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The family of missing teen Brittney Wood is offering a $1,500 reward for information that will help find her.

Some family members believe the teen's disappearance and the arrests of several relatives are somehow linked. 

 ::snipping2::

Aikin, who is the sister of Brittney's father, says her family has been following the sex crimes investigation in Baldwin County.

"It just seems to go on and on and get deeper and deeper," Aikin said.

Baldwin County Sheriff's investigators say their sex abuse investigation is not linked to Brittney's disappearance.

Some family members don't believe that.

"Personally, I think it's a good possibility.  More things come out about Donnie Holland since he's committed suicide," Aikin said.

 ::snipping2::

"I know that I've heard he was supposed to be arrested the day that he shot his self," Aikin said.

Two other uncles Randall Wood and Dustin Kent were arrested for rape, sodomy and incest last month. Kent was arrested on additional sex charges again July 16.

Brittney's bother Derek Wood was arrested on the same charges on July 13 but his incest charge was later dropped.

On Tuesday, deputies arrested Wood's cousin Donald Holland, Jr. on the same charges.

"You have to wonder whose next. Things are heating up. I've been praying that the truth will come out," Aikin said.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 20, 2012, 10:58:03 PM
The comments are interesting at that link too imo.

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/Family-arrests-related-to-missing-teen


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 20, 2012, 11:23:10 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/woods-mom-arrests-overshadow-search

Wood's mom: Recent arrests overshadow search for Brittney

Updated: Friday, 20 Jul 2012, 10:39 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012, 4:46 PM CDT

Andrew Perez

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The family of missing teen Brittany Wood is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to her rescue or recovery.

It’s been seven weeks since the mysterious disappearance of the 19-year-old mother.

Brittney’s mother, Chessie Wood, tells FOX10 the search efforts for her daughter have been overshadowed by recent sex abuse and incest arrests involving four family members.

“I believe something's wrong,” said Chessie Wood.  “My gut has told me that from day one. I do not believe my daughter would leave her child and her family behind period.”

Wood said she was shocked to learn of the sex arrests, which include her son and Brittney’s brother, 21-year-old Derek Wood.

“We're trying not to let it distract us off our focus period because Brittney is our number one goal here, but yes as a human being, yes it's a little distracting,” she said.

Chessie believes the sex abuse case is not related to her missing daughter. However, she says she believes the suicide of Donald Holland may have something to do with it.

“He picked her up at the end of my street,” said Wood. “They did go to Styx River. We know this by telephone pings. Later, her phone pings back in grand bay, once.”

FOX10 News has learned Holland was also a suspect in the family sex abuse case that had been ongoing for several months.

Authorities said two days after Wood vanished, Holland shot himself near his home in Marlow.

Chessie Wood said now she has more questions than answers.

“It seems every day a little piece unravels which is a good thing. The more unraveling we get to, maybe to the bottom we'll get.”

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 20, 2012, 11:53:10 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/brittney-woods-family-posts-reward-fliers

Officials: Gun uncle used in suicide was Brittney's
Wood has been missing since May 30, 2012

Updated: Friday, 20 Jul 2012, 9:55 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 20 Jul 2012, 5:38 PM CDT

Andrew Perez
Photojournalist: Michael Reedy

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - FOX10 News has uncovered new information in the case of missing teenager Brittney wood.

Wood was last seen May 30 heading to Baldwin County and the Styx River area with her uncle, Donald Holland.

Deputies said Holland was found two days later with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on June 1. He died in the hospital June 4.

Investigators confirm the Raven .25-caliber handgun Holland used in the suicide belonged to Wood.

We spoke with Wood’s mother about the discovery.

Chessie Wood said she felt her daughter's disappearance was mysterious since the beginning. However, she is unsure how Holland may have gotten Brittney’s gun.

"We believe we have missed something that is hollering our name, and maybe it was so obvious,” said Chessie.

 ::snipping2::

“It just really does not look good that she went missing May 30 and two days later he commits suicide.”

Just a few weeks after her daughter vanished, four family members were arrested and charged with sex crimes, including incest.

A source close to the investigation said Holland was a suspect in that same family sex abuse case and was expected to meet with authorities June 1, about half an hour after he shot himself.

 ::snipping2::

Brittney’s relatives told deputies that the teen normally only had two bullets in her gun. FOX10 confirmed the weapon did have just one bullet left, after Holland shot himself..


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 21, 2012, 01:43:01 AM
https://www.facebook.com/FOX10News

Comments under the stories about Brittany and/or the arrests of her relatives are interesting imo.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on July 21, 2012, 08:55:11 AM
Why does a 19 year old girl feel the need to carry a gun?  Is this common?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on July 21, 2012, 09:50:58 AM
Why does a 19 year old girl feel the need to carry a gun?  Is this common?

Well seeing that most of the adults in her life have been arrested for sex related crimes she may have bought it for protection from them.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 21, 2012, 10:37:55 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=119435454867643&set=a.105298662947989.9118.100004035675318&type=1

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/547828_119435454867643_1804826806_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on July 21, 2012, 03:50:50 PM
If there was a big investigation going on around this family concerning sex crimes, why have we not heard of LE monitoring computer & phone records?  Would it not make sense that LE would be watching those to garner evidence and insight on exactly who was breaking which laws?  If that were being done, LE should know exactly what happened to Brittney.  I just wonder how thorough a job LE was doing in this investigation?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: labubske on July 21, 2012, 04:03:12 PM
Why does a 19 year old girl feel the need to carry a gun?  Is this common?

Well seeing that most of the adults in her life have been arrested for sex related crimes she may have bought it for protection from them.

Yep, exactly.  So sad.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on July 23, 2012, 07:29:10 PM
Search for Brittney Wood continues

Updated: Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 5:23 PM CDT

Published : Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 11:04 AM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The search for missing teen mom Brittney Wood continues.

Monday morning, FOX10 News spoke to Brad Dennis with KLAASKids Foundation , a non profit organization dedicated to finding missing children.

Dennis said the recent arrest of five people, including Wood’s family members, for sex crimes has raised questions but not halted the search.

“The challenge that we face is trying to determine what took place that night and where,” said Dennis. “We all still believe someone knows something that took place that evening of May 30 or the 31. We believe there are still people out there that saw Brittany during that time frame. We need them to come forward.”

FOX10 News asked Dennis how this case compared to others, considering the turn of events.

more at link:
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/search-for-brittney-wood-continues


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on July 23, 2012, 07:34:37 PM
5th sex crimes suspect heads to court

Updated: Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 5:52 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 12:26 PM CDT

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) - A fifth arrest was made over the weekend in an on-going sex crimes investigation in Baldwin County.  Although not related to missing teen Brittney Wood, family members said he is a friend to the family.

William Bonny Brownlee, 48, was arrested Sunday in Baldwin County.  His charges include sodomy and sexual abuse.

Although officials said the investigation started before Mobile County teenager Brittney Wood went missing, she is a common factor among all of the suspects.

The four men arrested previously are all related to Wood, and investigators said Brownlee was a friend of Donald Holland, Sr.  Holland was Wood’s uncle and was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound two days after Wood went missing
more at link:
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/5th-sex-crimes-suspect-heads-to-court


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on July 23, 2012, 07:42:21 PM
Brittney Wood family wants investigation
Family wants a criminal investigation

Updated: Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 5:47 PM CDT

Published : Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 3:01 PM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Brittney Wood's mother said she wants her daughters missing persons case upgraded to a criminal investigation.

Chessie Wood believes there is foul play suspected in her daughter's case, and she wants authorities to acknowledge it.

"I believe her being listed as a missing person does knock her down on the priority level," said Wood.
 ::snipping2::
Chessie Wood said she's asked police why her daughters case isn't considered to be criminal.

"They said to swap it over to a criminal case, there has to be foul play proven. So I asked them could they prove to me there wasn't foul play? And that is where we are kind of bumping heads right now," said Chessie Wood.

There have been a number of Brittney's family members arrested since she has disappeared. None of them have been criminally linked to Brittney. But Wood thinks police should take a closer look what happened shortly after her daughter disappeared.

"She walks out my door May 30, Her uncle commits suicide two days later. He's the last one she's seen with," said Wood.
 ::snipping2::
"I mean, it was interesting how obviously there was some things going in there family. A family member commits suicide. There have been a number of arrests with other family members. It is interesting; but we don't have anything right now that says that he's in any sort of trouble," said Levy.

Wood's mother believes upgrading her daughters case to a criminal investigation would bring more resources to the investigation. And hopefully, bring her daughter home

"She only had me one grand baby, and I'm hoping that baby could at least be able to visit her mama. My worst nightmare is to be Natalee Holloway's parents never to bring their child back," said Wood.
more at link:
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/brittney-wood-family-wants-investigation


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 23, 2012, 09:50:12 PM
5th sex crimes suspect heads to court

Updated: Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 5:52 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 12:26 PM CDT

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) - A fifth arrest was made over the weekend in an on-going sex crimes investigation in Baldwin County.  Although not related to missing teen Brittney Wood, family members said he is a friend to the family.

William Bonny Brownlee, 48, was arrested Sunday in Baldwin County.  His charges include sodomy and sexual abuse.

Although officials said the investigation started before Mobile County teenager Brittney Wood went missing, she is a common factor among all of the suspects.

The four men arrested previously are all related to Wood, and investigators said Brownlee was a friend of Donald Holland, Sr.  Holland was Wood’s uncle and was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound two days after Wood went missing
more at link:
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/5th-sex-crimes-suspect-heads-to-court


http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/5th-sex-crimes-suspect-heads-to-court

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on July 23, 2012, 09:59:26 PM
What were these pervs doing?  I'm beginning to wonder if 'uncle' Donnie really committed suicide or if someone was afraid he was going to talk?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 25, 2012, 10:10:44 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/woods-mother-feels-brittney-was-abused
Edit to correct link per TexasMom.  MB

Wood's mother feels Brittney was abused
Updated: Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012, 4:44 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012, 3:35 PM CDT

April Douglas
Photojournalist: Marcus Powe

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The mother of missing teenager Brittney Wood said she believes her daughter was the victim of sexual abuse.

The teen has been missing since May 30, but Chessie Wood said her daughter wouldn't have just walked off.

Chessie Wood believes her daughter Brittney knew arrests were coming in a sex crimes investigation before she disappeared.

She also believes her daughter was sexually abused by her now-dead uncle, Donald Holland, Sr.

"I was told by authorities that Brittney was one of his victims," said Chessie Wood.

She said she feels she is still being victimized by her uncle because he was the last person to have seen her. A source told FOX10 Holland was a suspect in a sex crimes ring but, before he could be questioned, he killed himself.

Chessie Wood says she asked her daughter Brittney if anyone had touched her or made her feel uncomfortable and she told her 'No.'

"A lot of rape victims do this. We don't know why they will protect the molester," said Chessie Wood.

Wood believes Holland held the key to her daughter's disappearance.

"I believe Brittney was trying to protect some people in the family she loved and she paid the ultimate price for it," Wood said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 25, 2012, 10:14:42 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/brittney-woods-2-year-old-doing-fine

Brittney Wood's 2-year-old "doing fine"
Updated: Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012, 6:15 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012, 1:44 PM CDT

Letisha Bush
Photojournalist: La-Keya Stinchcomb

GRAND BAY, Ala. (WALA) - The great-grandmother of Brittney Wood's 2-year-old daughter, Payton Hamilton, said she does her best to protect the child from the details of her mother's missing person’s case.

Maxine Harris, 65, said her grandson, Andrew Hamilton, is Payton's father and has full custody of the 2-year-old. Harris said Payton spends a lot of her time with her and she is doing fine.

Harris said the last time Payton saw her mother was two days before she went missing. Since then, Harris said she has only seen her mother's picture on television.

"When the news comes on, they show the picture of Brittney. If she is standing close by she'll go to the TV and she'll point and say that's my mama,” said Harris

Harris said Payton is doing fine, but she notices her mother isn't around and has asked where she is.

“We figured when she gets old enough and asks us questions we can try to explain things to her, but right now all we can do is say she's gone somewhere,” said Harris.

Although hopeful Wood will turn up soon, Harris said she isn't sure if that will happen.

“She wouldn't be gone this long. Maybe a few days would go by that she wouldn't call my grandson which is the baby's daddy. But she would call. So we know something has happened or they got her where she cannot use a phone,” said Harris.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 25, 2012, 10:17:30 PM
Why does a 19 year old girl feel the need to carry a gun?  Is this common?

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/woods-mother-feels-brittney-was-abused

 ::snipping2::

"Why did Brittney carry a gun?" asked FOX10.

"For protection," answered Chessie Wood. "She had a lot of obsessive ex-boyfriends and look what was going on across the Bay... I guess she was scared."

But Chessie Wood said if her daughter did run out of fear, she would not have left her gun or cell phone behind.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 25, 2012, 10:19:58 PM
http://ht.ly/1lDj5O

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/woods-mother-feels-brittney-was-abused

Wood's mother feels Brittney was abused
Updated: Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012, 4:44 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012, 3:35 PM CDT

April Douglas
Photojournalist: Marcus Powe

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The mother of missing teenager Brittney Wood said she believes her daughter was the victim of sexual abuse.

The teen has been missing since May 30, but Chessie Wood said her daughter wouldn't have just walked off.

Chessie Wood believes her daughter Brittney knew arrests were coming in a sex crimes investigation before she disappeared.

She also believes her daughter was sexually abused by her now-dead uncle, Donald Holland, Sr.

"I was told by authorities that Brittney was one of his victims," said Chessie Wood.

She said she feels she is still being victimized by her uncle because he was the last person to have seen her. A source told FOX10 Holland was a suspect in a sex crimes ring but, before he could be questioned, he killed himself.

Chessie Wood says she asked her daughter Brittney if anyone had touched her or made her feel uncomfortable and she told her 'No.'

"A lot of rape victims do this. We don't know why they will protect the molester," said Chessie Wood.

Wood believes Holland held the key to her daughter's disappearance.

"I believe Brittney was trying to protect some people in the family she loved and she paid the ultimate price for it," Wood said.

 ::snipping2::

Edit to change link.  I thought that link looked odd, it was because of some toolbar that must have been being used by the twitter poster where I first saw the story and followed the link. Fixed MB

 ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 30, 2012, 12:13:52 AM
Thanks MuffyBee!   ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 30, 2012, 12:27:33 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/07/brittney_wood_questions_keep_p.html

Brittney Wood: Questions keep piling up in case of missing teen
Published: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 10:15 AM     Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 1:57 PM
By Michael Dumas, Press-Register

MOBILE, Alabama -- Where is Brittney?
For 61 days, investigators, family members and friends have stared at silent cell phones, empty bedrooms and an inactive Facebook page as they await word of the whereabouts of Brittney Wood.

The 19-year-old mother of a 2-year-old daughter left her own mother’s house in Theodore where she was staying around 7 p.m. on May 30 and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

According to family members, it wasn’t unusual for the thin brunette with a pierced lip to occasionally be gone for as many as three days at a time, so it wasn’t until the first week of June when they realized that something might be terribly amiss.

They say she had told her parents — her mother and father are both remarried — she was headed out to visit with a friend. But Brittney’s other friends say she was with her uncle, Donnie Holland, at a house where he was staying on Water World Road near Styx River in south Baldwin County.

Brittney’s stepmother, Stephanie Hanke, said it wouldn’t have been out of the ordinary for Brittney to spend time with Holland, and that he’d picked her up from their home several times.

Chessie Wood, Brittney’s mother, said she’d known Holland, her brother in law, for more than 30 years, since she was 6 years old.

But investigators were never able to question Holland about the missing Brittney. On June 1, he drove his black SUV to a secluded clearing overlooking Fish River in the Marlow community of south Baldwin and shot himself in the head.

The first medical responder to the scene that afternoon was Fish River/Marlow Fire Chief Gib Hixon. He said Holland was alive but struggling to breathe in the bloody SUV.

 ::snipping2::

Her family says it didn’t dawn on them that she was missing until they tried to call her after hearing that Holland had shot himself hours earlier.

"Friday we started trying to contact her to tell her what had happened, and when she didn’t respond we knew right then something was wrong," said Chessie Wood, whose sister Wendy was Holland’s wife. "So Saturday I reported her missing."

 ::snipping2::

Since mid-June, four of the men in Brittney’s family, and another man who was a family friend, have been accused of sex crimes for which investigators offer scant details, except for three: That the crimes span years, that the investigation is months old, and that the cases involve juveniles, ages 12 to 16.

 ::snipping2::

In fact, the older Holland might have also been on the verge of arrest at the time he shot himself. He, too, was a suspect in the ongoing sex-crimes investigation, according to a Baldwin sheriff’s spokesman.

 ::snipping2::

Law-enforcement agencies on both sides of the bay officially maintain that the Brittney Wood missing person case and the child sex-abuse investigation are not linked, although they involve members of the same family.

But Brittney’s mother Chessie Wood and stepmother Stephanie Hanke aren’t shy about making the connection, as least as it pertains to Donnie Holland. They believe that he was with Brittney less than 48 hours before he shot himself, based on phone records.

Mobile police won’t comment about details of their investigation into Brittney’s disappearance, or if Holland might have had a role. And Baldwin sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Anthony Lowery said Friday, "We’ve said all we’re going to say about Donnie Holland."

But Chessie Wood has plenty to say.

"We don’t know if he took his life because he didn’t want to go to jail, or did he kill himself because he did something to my daughter, or both?" she said.

The family is offering a $1,500 reward for information. While everyone waits, Brittney’s daughter, 2-year-old Payton, wonders when her mother is coming home.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 30, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/brittney-wood-missing-two-months

Brittney Wood: Missing two months
Still no sign of missing teenager

Updated: Monday, 30 Jul 2012, 6:53 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 30 Jul 2012, 1:50 PM CDT

Letisha Bush
MOBILE, Ala.(WALA) - It's been two months since 19-year-old Brittney Wood was reported missing after she left to visit an uncle in the Styx River area.

Brittney’s mother, Chessie Wood, told FOX10 News Monday about a new effort to publicize the case. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children now has the teen listed on its website.

Although the exposure may be helpful, Chessie Wood said she is losing some hope.

"I don't think my baby's alive; I just don't. I wish I could, but I don't,” said Wood. 

Chessie Wood said Brittney left her home in Tillman's Corner on May 30 but she was expected home later that evening.

"It's just hard. She's been gone for two months, and we don't know nothing today that we didn't know the first day she left," said Chessie Wood.

Since Wood's disappearance, the uncle she was going to visit committed suicide, several family members have been arrested as part of a sex crimes investigation by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department and no sign of the teenager has been reported.

Law enforcement said the arrests of her family members are not related to the teen.

The Mobile Police Department said they believe Brittney is alive and is just not coming forward.

"There have been a number of arrests with other family members. It is interesting; but we don't have anything right now that says that she's in any sort of trouble," said Levy.

Brittney’s mother disagrees.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on July 31, 2012, 02:47:56 PM
I just don't get LE's attitude.  You have multiple sex offenders, a dead one,  and a missing girl...common sense tells you its somehow connected.
 :smt102


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on August 02, 2012, 08:23:34 AM
I just don't get LE's attitude.  You have multiple sex offenders, a dead one,  and a missing girl...common sense tells you its somehow connected.
 :smt102

 ::rhino::

I agree.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 02, 2012, 04:45:36 PM
did i miss this post, wonder if LE thinks Brittney, isnt coming
forward bc the uncle used her gun,..JMO


Gun used in uncle's suicide belonged to missing teen Brittney Wood
PUBLISHED: 17:13 EST, 22 July 2012 | UPDATED: 17:18 EST, 22 July 2012
 ::snipping2::
Police have now confirmed that the gun Donald Holland used to kill himself on June 1 belonged to his niece, the missing Alabama teen Brittney Wood who was last seen with her uncle.
 ::snipping2::
Holland shot himself just half an hour before he was scheduled to meet with investigators about the teen's disappearance.

Officials said he used Ms Wood's Raven .25-caliber handgun revolver.

'It just really does not look good that she went missing May 30 and two days later he commits suicide,' Ms Wood's mother, Chessie Wood said to Fox.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177437/Gun-used-uncles-suicide-belonged-missing-teen-Brittney-Wood.html


Quote
The Mobile Police Department said they believe Brittney is alive and is just not coming forward
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/brittney-wood-missing-two-months


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 02, 2012, 05:02:39 PM
here is a link with img,and info for the players in the Baldwin Co. sex crimes investigation,
there are 5,+ uncle donnie made 6

http://interactives.fox10tv.com/photomojo/gallery/3718/1/baldwin-co.-sex-crimes-investigation/donald-paul-holland-uncle-of-brittney-wood/


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: darla on August 02, 2012, 08:08:00 PM
here is a link with img,and info for the players in the Baldwin Co. sex crimes investigation,
there are 5,+ uncle donnie made 6

http://interactives.fox10tv.com/photomojo/gallery/3718/1/baldwin-co.-sex-crimes-investigation/donald-paul-holland-uncle-of-brittney-wood/



Good Evening Monkeys. Been a while since I posted but have read along on a few cases. In the mug shots of this band of perv, Brittney's brother Derrick Wood, looks like Joran Van Der Sloot ? Anyone else notice this?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on August 02, 2012, 09:13:04 PM
::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyNoNo::


http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Brother-of-Missing-Woman-Arrested/ZknItZWouUiM42tsq0lR5Q.cspx (http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Brother-of-Missing-Woman-Arrested/ZknItZWouUiM42tsq0lR5Q.cspx)

Brother of Missing Woman Arrested

Published: 7/14 9:29 pm

(BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala.) - The brother of a missing teen mom has been arrested in Baldwin County. Derek Wood was arrested Friday night on rape, incest and sodomy charges.

Wood's sister, 19-year old Brittney Wood, disappeared on May 30, in the Styx River area in Baldwin County. Police say the last signal from her cell phone was traced to a tower in Grand Bay.

Days after her disappearance, Wood's phone hit off a tower in the area near her uncle's home. That uncle has since committed suicide.

 ::snipping2::

From same link:

(http://www.local15tv.com/media/lib/47/4/1/5/41566c1e-2196-450b-a76f-09de627bcbcb/Story.jpg)

Darla - hadn't noticed until you mentioned it.  Same blank evil stare IMO

(http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/photos/image_20100626/10962332.jpg)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on August 02, 2012, 11:36:01 PM
Wow...that's scary. 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 03, 2012, 08:14:52 AM
is that a bite imprint/scare on his chin

Derek Wood

(http://www.local15tv.com/media/lib/47/4/1/5/41566c1e-2196-450b-a76f-09de627bcbcb/Story.jpg)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 03, 2012, 08:18:16 AM
wonder if this guy is related to the sex abuse investigation
he has 7 sex related charges,from foley pd and baldwin co

search last name
HAMILL, JEREMY RODNEY
Status:in Jail
 Booking No:BCSO12JBN004350
 Booking Date:07/04/2012 00:15:22
 Age On Booking Date:32
 Bond Amount:$320000.00
 CELL Assigned:
 Facility: BCSO , Dorm: D , Pod: D , Cell No: 006 Visitation Schedule
Address Given:
 316 N BAY ST FOLEY AL 36535   

http://bcsonline.co.baldwin.al.us/smartweb/jail.aspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on August 03, 2012, 01:34:06 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/08/uncle_of_missing_teen_brittney.html

Uncle of missing teen Brittney Wood faces new sex charges (updated)
Published: Friday, August 03, 2012, 9:13 AM     Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 9:42 AM

MOBILE, Alabama --  Mobile police have confirmed that the victim 36-year-old Dustin Alton Kent is accused of raping and sodomizing in Mobile is not his missing 19-year-old niece Brittney Wood.

Kent was arrested Thursday and charged with sex-related crimes in addition to those he already faces in Baldwin County, authorities said.

He is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy in a Mobile County case and was booked without bail in Mobile County Metro Jail, according to jail records. Kent had been previously charged in Baldwin County with sodomy and sexual abuse of multiple victims, according to Press-Register archives.

Kent's arrest Thursday came as a result of cooperation with Baldwin County investigators, and information gleaned during the investigation by the department's Assaults Unit into Wood's disappearance on May 30, according to Mobile police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Levy.

"His name came up and we started investigated it and determined that we had an incident here in Mobile," Levy said. "Brittney Wood is not the victim here, in this rape and sodomy. It's not her."
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on August 03, 2012, 05:32:07 PM
is that a bite imprint/scare on his chin

Derek Wood

(http://www.local15tv.com/media/lib/47/4/1/5/41566c1e-2196-450b-a76f-09de627bcbcb/Story.jpg)

I tried enlarging and adjusting the color & brightness but can't see anything that looks closeup to be a bite.  Can't say.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 03, 2012, 09:09:49 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/dustin-kent-faces-sex-charges-in-mobile-county

Dustin Kent faces sex charges in Mobile County
Kent is uncle of missing teen Brittney Wood

Updated: Friday, 03 Aug 2012, 5:06 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 02 Aug 2012, 4:41 PM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Dustin Kent faced a Mobile County judge Friday on charges of rape and sodomy. The judge gave Kent $25,000 bond on both charges, and ordered him to be on electronic monitoring if bond was made.

"Through our investigation of the missing person’s investigation for Brittany Wood, his name came up. In our investigation and with our cooperation with Baldwin Count,y we're able to determine we have a juvenile victim from three years ago," said Cpl. Chris Levy.

This arrest comes on the heels of two arrests in Baldwin County . The first arrest was in June and the charges were rape and sodomy. Then Kent was arrested in July for rape, sodomy, and incest.  Kent's arrests in Baldwin County were a part of a sex abuse investigation involving a number of suspects.

So will there be more arrests in Mobile?

"With his name surfacing with that investigation, it certainly brought interest in other people," Levy said.

Defense attorney John Beck is representing Kent in both counties.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 04, 2012, 09:18:55 AM
TY klaas,i found an img from his 4/12 arrest,and i dont see a mark on his chin
i do see a mark on his chin in the orange js,i cant tell what it is though,
 it looks like 2 crescent shapes on your right of the left side of his chin,maybe
he was in a fight b4 his arrest

(http://www.local15tv.com/media/lib/47/4/1/5/41566c1e-2196-450b-a76f-09de627bcbcb/Story.jpg)
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Brother-of-Missing-Woman-Arrested/ZknItZWouUiM42tsq0lR5Q.cspx


(http://images.lookwhogotbusted.com/images/mobile-al/201200008098.jpg)
http://www.lookwhogotbusted.com/mobile-al/derek-thomas-wood


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on August 04, 2012, 12:30:21 PM
CW - I see the marks you are talking about but even when I enlarge and adjust, I can't tell if they are bite marks or dirt or what.  They don't obviously look like anything, that's why I didn't even post a closeup.  I do agree, the photo makes it look from a distance that it could be bite marks.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cookie on August 04, 2012, 03:12:31 PM
As the plot thickens on this one... ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cookie on August 04, 2012, 03:13:43 PM
is that a bite imprint/scare on his chin

Derek Wood

(http://www.local15tv.com/media/lib/47/4/1/5/41566c1e-2196-450b-a76f-09de627bcbcb/Story.jpg)

I tried enlarging and adjusting the color & brightness but can't see anything that looks closeup to be a bite.  Can't say.

My first thought was that it was a tattoo on his chin.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on August 04, 2012, 03:56:11 PM
Broken bottle cut?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on August 16, 2012, 11:34:23 PM
Broken bottle cut?

Hard to tell...  :smt102


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on August 16, 2012, 11:38:01 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/three-appear-on-sex-abuse-charges

Three appear on sex abuse charges
Updated: Thursday, 16 Aug 2012, 4:53 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 16 Aug 2012, 11:34 AM CDT
 
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - Two relatives and a family friend of missing 19-year-old Brittney Wood faced Baldwin County judge on Thursday morning.
 
The three men are facing sex charges.
 
Inside Judge Jody Bishop's courtroom on Thursday morning, three men waited to hear evidence against them.
 
All three men are connected to Wood, who vanished in May.
 
Photos: Baldwin County sex crimes investigation

Family friend William Brownlee , Wood's cousin Donald Holland, Jr., and her brother Derek Wood all face charges for sex crimes.
 
State prosecutors said the three men had a sexual relationship with an underage Fairhope girl.
 
Prosecutor Teresa Heinz said, "Anytime we have a child victim involved, we take these cases very seriously."
 
When Holland took the stand, a Sheriff's investigator gave explicit details.
 
The girl told deputies that in January 2011, Holland touched her inappropriately and had sex with her. She was 12 years old at the time of the alleged incident.
 
Prosecutors said the other two co-defendants had sex with her as well.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on August 19, 2012, 07:49:16 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/08/three_connected_to_missing_tee.html
Three connected to missing teen Brittney Wood appear in court
August 18, 2012

AY MINETTE, Alabama -- Missing teen Brittney Wood's brother, cousin and a friend of the family were in Circuit Court Judge Jody Bishop's courtroom on Thursday, according to a report by Fox 10 News.

All are facing sex-crime charges, and during the proceeding, prosecutors said the 3 men had a sexual relationship with an underage Fairhope girl, the report said.

Derek Wood, Donald Holland Jr. and William Brownlee were in the courtroom as a Sheriff's investigator detailed how, in January 2011, the girl "told deputies that in January 2011, Holland touched her inappropriately and had sex with her. She was 12 years old at the time of the alleged incident.

"Prosecutors said the other 2 co-defendants had sex with her as well," the report said.

The judge rescheduled Brownlee's hearing to August 30, and set a bond of $30,000. Wood's bond was set at $20,000. And if they make bond, both men would be required to wear an ankle monitor. Holland, Jr., is currently out on bond.

The hearing was one more step in a bizarre saga that includes multiple investigations across Mobile and Baldwin counties.
More...


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 29, 2012, 10:08:39 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/6th-arrest-in-baldwin-co-sex-crimes-case

Child endangerment arrest related to sex crimes case
Wendy Wood Holland charged with child endangerment


(http://media2.fox10tv.com//photo/2012/08/22/wendy_wood_holland3eadef33-06d0-4a54-b033-88c06d5b62c00000_20120822215036_320_240.JPG)

Updated: Thursday, 23 Aug 2012, 9:11 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012, 4:11 PM CDT

Andrew Perez
Photojournalist: James McConatha

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Baldwin County Deputies arrested the aunt of missing teen Brittney Wood, 33-year-old Wendy Wood Holland, for one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials say the arrest is related to the ongoing sex abuse case that resulted in five previous arrests, four of which were also relatives of the missing teen.

The other arrests surrounding this investigation include:

Holland's son, 20-year-old Donald Holland, Jr. on charges on incest, rape, and sex abuse

relative 21-year-old Derek Wood on charges of second degree rape and sodomy

relative Dustin Kent charges of rape and sodomy

relative Randall Scott Wood on charges of second degree sexual abuse, second degree sodomy, and incest

48-year-old family friend William Bonny Brownlee on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.

Although all of the suspects appear to know missing 19-year-old Brittney Wood, officials say there is no proof the two cases are related.

Authorities said Wood was last seen May 30 heading to Baldwin County and the Styx River area with her uncle, Donald Holland, Sr., who committed suicide shortly after her disappearance.

 ::snipping2::

While it remains unclear just how far this sex abuse case goes, investigators are calling it one of the worst of its kind in Baldwin County and expect to make more arrests.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 29, 2012, 10:15:35 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/6th-arrest-in-baldwin-co-sex-crimes-case

 ::snipping2::

Comments:

Wallace Hanke • 7 days ago −
I am the father of Brittney Nicole Wood and U can believe that No Ones happier than me right now.I believe that these people have something to do with my Daughters disappearance.I believe this Wendy Wood A.K.A. P.O.S. knows Alot more than what people think , I'm talking about something that's beyond these Sexual Crimes Against Children.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 29, 2012, 10:20:45 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/08/sex-abuse_investigation_nets_f.html

Sex-abuse investigation nets fifth family member of missing teen Brittney Wood

Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 6:25 PM     Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 6:29 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- A sixth arrest has been made by Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies in conjunction with an ongoing sex-abuse investigation into family members, and one family friend, of missing Mobile teen Brittney Wood .

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Anthony Lowery, 33-year-old Wendy Wood Holland, of the Marlow community in south Baldwin County, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class-A misdemeanor.

She was booked into the Baldwin County Correctional Facility, and bail was set at $1,000.

Holland is the sister of Brittney Wood’s mother, Chessie Wood, and wife of Donnie Holland, who killed himself near his home just days after Brittney disappeared on May 30. The 19-year-old mother has not been heard from in nearly three months, and her family maintains that Donnie Holland was the last person to see her prior to her disappearance.

Investigators have previously confirmed that, at the time of his death, Donnie Holland was being investigated as part of the sex-abuse investigation, but had not been interviewed.

Although Lowery said his department won’t comment on the ongoing investigation, he did confirm that Wendy Holland was identified as part of the "progression of the investigation" on Wednesday, then targeted, interviewed and arrested.

Her two grade-school-age children were turned over to the Department of Human Resources on Wednesday, he said.

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(http://media.al.com/live/photo/wendy-wood-holland-mugjpg-333e7de882380d53.jpg)

Wendy Wood Holland


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 29, 2012, 10:25:01 PM
http://www.mugshotsworld.com/wendy-wood-holland

Offender Name: WENDY WOOD HOLLAND

Arrested On: 08/22/2012 16:48:41

Alias1: Wendy Holland

Alias2: Wendy W Holland

Booking ID: BCSO12JBN005530

Charge:

ENDANGERING WELFARE OF CHILD
 
Age: 33

Address: 18360 LL OWENS RD BAY MINETTE AL 36507

Sex: FEMALE

Arrest Status: Released


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: yuknomenot on August 29, 2012, 10:55:46 PM
It's about time.  I can't, for even a millisecond, believe any of the female relatives are in the dark about their sick, undoubtedly incestuous, at the very least severely perverted male relatives.  These women are involved up to their eyeballs, Chessie included.  ::MonkeyMad:: All IMO, but if I am wrong I will eat snails.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 29, 2012, 10:56:29 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/6th-arrest-in-baldwin-co-sex-crimes-case

Snipped from the video RE: Wendy Wood Holland's arrest

Andrew Perez reports

"Deputies say she had knowledge of sexual encounters between relatives and several young victims."

 ::MonkeyNoNo::




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on August 29, 2012, 11:23:26 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/6th-arrest-in-baldwin-co-sex-crimes-case

Snipped from the video RE: Wendy Wood Holland's arrest

Andrew Perez reports

"Deputies say she had knowledge of sexual encounters between relatives and several young victims."

 ::MonkeyNoNo::




 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on August 30, 2012, 09:27:11 AM
What a sick family  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on August 30, 2012, 10:06:32 AM
I'm wondering just how long this abuse has been going on and was it filmed and sold.  Just how far back and how far out does this go?  I've read several different things but it just doesn't say if it's multiple children.  Could Brittney have threatened to go to LE about something?  Maybe she found out her child had been abused or if it went back years then Brittney could have been abused also.  Would like to read the warrant on them.  I just dunno but I do know they are all sick and I hope never ever get out of jail. 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 30, 2012, 02:08:26 PM
I'm wondering just how long this abuse has been going on and was it filmed and sold.  Just how far back and how far out does this go?  I've read several different things but it just doesn't say if it's multiple children.  Could Brittney have threatened to go to LE about something?  Maybe she found out her child had been abused or if it went back years then Brittney could have been abused also.  Would like to read the warrant on them.  I just dunno but I do know they are all sick and I hope never ever get out of jail. 

ive been wondering how those men/monsters,had access to the child/children
do one of the pervs wife/girlfriend,relative,work or run a daycare?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on August 30, 2012, 03:16:43 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/sex-crime-suspect-in-court

Brownlee's case headed to grand jury
Updated: Thursday, 30 Aug 2012, 12:16 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 30 Aug 2012, 10:10 AM CDT

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - A family friend of missing teenager Brittney Wood was in court Thursday morning.  William Brownlee is one of five men arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with an underage Fairhope girl.
 
Brownlee waived his preliminary hearing. The case is now headed to a grand jury.
 
The other four suspects are Wood’s brother, cousin, and two uncles. They face the same charge as Brownlee.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on August 30, 2012, 08:51:51 PM
I'm wondering just how long this abuse has been going on and was it filmed and sold.  Just how far back and how far out does this go?  I've read several different things but it just doesn't say if it's multiple children.  Could Brittney have threatened to go to LE about something?  Maybe she found out her child had been abused or if it went back years then Brittney could have been abused also.  Would like to read the warrant on them.  I just dunno but I do know they are all sick and I hope never ever get out of jail. 

ive been wondering how those men/monsters,had access to the child/children
do one of the pervs wife/girlfriend,relative,work or run a daycare?
Its my understanding, from what has been reported, that the abused minors are relatives of the accused.  Who needs a daycare center when you can have a sleepover at Aunt Wendy's house?   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 02, 2012, 10:38:06 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/missing-teens-uncle-in-court

Missing woman's uncle in court
Case headed to a grand jury

Updated: Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 5:42 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 9:26 AM CDT

John Rogers
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - An uncle of missing woman Brittney Wood appeared before a Baldwin County judge on Thursday morning.

Wood vanished back in May. Since then, many of her family members have been arrested on unrelated sex abuse charges.

On Thursday, Wood's uncle Dustin Kent had a preliminary hearing for his charges of alleged sex abuse against two young girls.

Investigators shared graphic testimony of child sex abuse allegedly committed by the 36-year-old Kent.

Prosecutors said between 2005 and 2011, Kent forced two girls around the age of 12 to have sex with him.

He now faces five charges.

He faces charges of second degree sodomy, and second degree rape against one victim, and charges of rape, sodomy and incest against another victim.

Baldwin County Assistant DA Teresa Heinz said, "A lot of times, that's what we see in child victim cases. They're family-related. That's who has access to children, the family members."

Donald Holland was Brittney Wood's uncle. He was the last person to see Wood alive, and he later committed suicide.

Investigators said Holland told Kent to commit the sex crimes, and in each case, Holland was either present or listening on the phone.


Kent’s defense attorney John Beck said, “Mr. Kent absolutely denies these allegations."

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“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Heinz. “We have a total of five or six charged suspects. It’s an ongoing investigation. It’s been ongoing since January 2012, and it will continue on until we’ve exhausted all our leads.”

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 02, 2012, 10:51:39 PM
http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/oct/01/3/brittney-wood-still-missing-after-four-months-ar-4665289

Brittney Wood Still Missing After Four Months

By: LAUREN VARGAS | WKRG
Published: October 01, 2012
Updated: October 01, 2012 - 6:50 PM

TILLMAN'S CORNER, Alabama --
It's been four long months since Brittney Wood was first reported missing, and her mother still has no idea where she might be.

"I don't sleep. I don't eat. I have to comfort my other children because they're so in pain from missing their sister," said Chessie Wood.

Chessie Wood says the pain of not knowing whether or not her daughter is alive has only worsened over time.

"Half of me is having faith that my baby is alright somewhere, and then the other half of me is realistic."

The now 20-year-old Brittney Wood was last seen at the end of May, after visiting an uncle's house in Baldwin County. Soon after, that man committed suicide using Brittney's gun. The family has had their fair share of legal troubles since then. Several family members have been arrested and charged in lewd sex abuse scandals.

Mobile police say they've received tips about Brittney from all over the country, but all they ever lead to are dead ends.

One recent tip came all the way from North Carolina. Officers thought they had found Brittney in one of their jails. But police here say although the girl did look a lot like Brittney, it wasn't her.

"We get tips, and we follow up on every single one of them," said Corporal Chris Levy with the Mobile Police Department. "None of them have resulted in anything, but we've put her into a national database."

 ::snipping2::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 02, 2012, 11:26:14 PM
Happy Birthday Brittney

http://youtu.be/UJCTc6iapns

Uploaded by Justice Matters on Sep 24, 2012

 :smt022


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on October 02, 2012, 11:43:04 PM
Thanks, Texasmom. 

Happy Birthday, Brittney!  :smt113   Hope that you're found soon.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 03, 2012, 12:12:53 AM
This is really graphic and sad information, but I don't think it's really going to surprise those who have been following this case.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=410654655660594&id=225242460937518

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood · 466 like this
September 21 at 8:59am ·

Sadly, abuse in the Wood family spans many years.

WARNING: the links provide heartbreaking details of abuse, not for the faint of heart.

BRITTNEY we will find you!!!!

http://www.aninchfrommurder.com/blog/archives/2005/07/man_44_gets_lif.php

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-alsd-2_10-cv-00375/pdf/USCOURTS-alsd-2_10-cv-00375-0.pdf

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-alsd-2_10-cv-00375/pdf/USCOURTS-alsd-2_10-cv-00375-1.pdf

http://www.alabamaappellatewatch.com/uploads/file/as.pdf
an inch from murder - weblog: Man, 44, gets life sentence for rape of child
www.aninchfrommurder.com
An Inch From Murder Weblog - News,Discussion,Resources For Victims and Survivors of Sexual Child Abuse..True Crime..Sexual Assault..Sex

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Jennifer Donovan Jasgur Does the B.W refer to Brittney?
September 21 at 9:03am · Like

Kate Smith Where does it say B.W? I am tired and may be missing it. The story is 7 years old so the timing could fit.
September 21 at 9:19am · Like

Cathi Dahlgren Miller Even more reason that I pray she is safe in protective custody. OMG - the child has been through hell. Her life has been nothing at all close to normal. I can't get her off my mind.
September 21 at 9:22am via mobile · Like · 1

Shawn Lapeer MY computer will not allow me open these but are you saying that 12 year old girl was brittney and how do you no that forsure??
September 21 at 9:22am · Like

Cathi Dahlgren Miller Heinous!
September 21 at 9:23am via mobile · Like

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood I'm so sorry everyone, I know this is heartbreaking to learn & read. I'm still wiping away my tears. It is all public information and provides a psychological perspective & legal background into the family dynamics that surrounded and affected Brittney.
September 21 at 9:33am · Like · 2

Shawn Lapeer yes i do but it keeps telling me error and that is just i dont even have words for that
September 21 at 9:33am · Like

Kate Smith I see it now. Oh wow, i feel sick reading the part at the start of page 7.
September 21 at 9:34am · Like

Kristin Brown How sad. I feel horrible for Brittney and other young children who have gone through child abuse/rape. It saddeneds me that we have grown men and women on this earth who could even think of harming an innocent child. I pray for her recovery and wellness.
September 21 at 9:45am via mobile · Edited · Like · 1

Kim J Williamson I am so saddened by this even though I have suspected this all along. :( my heart breaks for Brittney
September 21 at 9:47am via mobile · Like · 1

Mary Schwartz So I Wonder If Cw Knew About That The Whole Time ???! N If She Did She Is In The Wrong Just As Much As The Man That Committed To Letting Go On For So Long. I Wonder If The Woods Made Her Do Stuff She Didnt Wont Like Sale Herself Etc... Im Just Wondering Cuz Everytime I Read Stuff Like This It Pops In My Head. Cuz As Ppl Said Cw Keep Throwing Bw Out What If It Was Cuz She Didnt Wont To Do What Her Mom Was Trying To Make Her Do ? :/ Sad But Could Be True... What If Thats What She Was Doing (Prasatuting N Got Picked up By The Wrong person) Or Maybe She Played The Hell Out Of Her Moms Side Of The Family N GOT Her True Friend To Pick Her As If She Was Doing Something Maybe Her Mom Wonted Her To.. And Ran To Safety To Get Away From All The Sick Insest.... Its Just A Thought.
September 21 at 9:58am via mobile · Like · 2

Tammy Whitt Terrell I've known Brittney for several yrs...I worked at the school she attended and I knew her away from school..If she ran off I can't say that I would blame her, but I don't see her leaving her baby behind to go through the same things she did
September 21 at 10:12am via mobile · Like · 7

Shawn Lapeer @ tammy did you ever think that becuase brittneys daughters father has custody and lives in a dif city that made she felt that where she was at she was safe? If she did go on the run she probally felt it would be better if her daughter was in the same home everynight instead of where ever brittney may be + she didnt have custody of her daughter so that would have brought kidnapping charges against her if she would have took her. I personally believe that brittney is alive and iam thinking something along the lines of she was told to run JMO though
September 21 at 10:23am · Like · 3

Robin Maria Brittany has really had a tough life, if it wasn't heart breaking enough, omg I am at a loss for words...
September 21 at 10:34am · Like · 3

Holly Green There's no way I could believe she's in protective custody or left in her own. She'd never leave her baby in that twisted environment. Ugh.
September 21 at 11:04am via mobile · Like · 2

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood O.M.G... and the muck in Mobile just gets deeper and deeper. From the article posted above: "Mobile County Assistant District Attorney STEVE GIARDINI suggested to Johnston that Robertson's show of helping people was a form of manipulation and merely a tactic he used to get close to children." http://blog.al.com/live/2012/07/former_mobile_prosecutor_steve_1.html

Former Mobile prosecutor Steve Giardini's re-trial slated for December
blog.al.com
A judge has scheduled the re-trial of former Mobile prosecutor Steve Giardini for December.
September 21 at 11:11am · Like

Tammy Whitt Terrell @Shawn yes I have considered that..and in a reality she could have walked away, but I don't think she would have not told her best friend her plan..Idk what happened but I don't want the truth...just like everyone here
September 21 at 11:21am via mobile · Like · 3

Tammy Whitt Terrell Do
September 21 at 11:22am via mobile · Like · 1

Christin Huffman It was brittney and yes chessie knew.
September 21 at 11:27am via mobile · Like · 4

May Fuller I can't help but believe someone has killed this poor girl. Someone was afraid Britt would tell all and they killed her. I am terrified for what she has gone through. I just wish she would be found and maybe there would be answers. Enough answers to lock these SOBs up forever!!!!
September 21 at 11:33am via mobile · Like

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Mary Schwartz Thats F***ed Up And Maybe She Didnt Wont Nobody To Knw She Was Leaving Ppl Talk So She Might Have Been Afraid It Would Of Got Out....
September 21 at 11:34am via mobile · Like · 1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Christin Huffman I read that Ronald Wayne Robertson threatened her if she told and that was why it took over 2 years before it was reported. Do you know if she told anyone at the time it happened and they covered it up until the pastor & church became involved?
September 21 at 11:43am · Like

Tammy Whitt Terrell No Brittney has a few very loyal friends and if they knew where she was they wouldst be so worried...Hey, Christin Huffman...
September 21 at 11:49am via mobile · Like

Christin Huffman I don't know. I did not know about it either untill way after it happened. But there is a lot of sick people in that family. And after I found out chessie knew it just made me more mad that chessie treated brittney the way she did. and we should all be prepared because chessie and her group will be on here soon but I'm not scared of chessie or her family. I know how she is. This is why I do not understand why they are defending all these sick people in the family instead of just coming out with the truth. Its bulls**t. I want brittney found alive so she can testify on what she knows on all these nasty pervs and others.
September 21 at 11:56am via mobile · Like · 8

May Fuller Oh Christin, I pray she is alive so she can testify against them. I believe Brittney holds the key to all that has happened to other young children by this family. It would be one of the happiest days for a lot of us if she were found alive and could help break this cycle of abuse.
September 21 at 12:09pm · Like · 2

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Christin Huffman I know it breaks your heart. Knowing about it and reading about it are two very different things. I couldn't get past the first two or three pages. The Wood family is more than welcome to respond here anytime they like. We got this. TEAM BRITTNEY! 359 Strong & United and growing more and more by the hour!
September 21 at 12:09pm · Like · 6

May Fuller You can count on me Brittney Wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 21 at 12:11pm · Like · 2

Christin Huffman And for the people who want to say that we are only on here to bash the wood sisters. For one: its not only them that we talk about...I also will talk about donnie even though he killed hisself he is still a big part in it. And two: call it bashing or whatever you want to call it but I will bash and bash and bash untill she is found because I figure maybe one day they will get tired of us "bashing" them and they will tell
September 21 at 12:20pm via mobile · Like · 4

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood There is not one single person here that I have come across who is in it for salacious gossip. We are all here for the exact same reason to find Brittney & obtain justice for her and the other innocent children. We SPEAK the TRUTH no matter how vile the topic may be or dragging it out from under the rugs it has been swept under. TEAM BRITTNEY!
September 21 at 12:25pm · Like · 3

Cathi Dahlgren Miller After finding this out, I think about the other poster's comments about Brittney being bruised and kicked out of her home. I've said it before and I'll say it again --- the poor girl never had a chance of normal. She was brought into this world and was never protected by her family. How can these things happen? My heart is HURTING. :(
September 21 at 1:03pm via mobile · Like · 3

Suzzie Kuhn I would GLADLY open my home to Brittney and give her a safe place to heal, to furthur her education etc... I keep praying she is somewhere safe.
September 21 at 1:09pm · Like · 7

Cathi Dahlgren Miller Or my child, for that matter.
September 21 at 1:34pm via mobile · Like

Cathi Dahlgren Miller If you get my drift...CW did eventually find out..
September 21 at 1:36pm via mobile · Like

Bailey Thomas Why does this post show that there are 46 comments but when I click to expand them only five show up? I want to read the rest...

The abuse Brittney endured is heart breaking to me. I'm sorry if this has already been asked but, which Grandmother's boyfriend was this?
September 21 at 2:36pm · Like

Bailey Thomas Maybe all of the other people who commented have me blocked? :(
September 21 at 2:37pm · Like

Holly Springs Thank goodness Brittney has OUR LOUD VOICES now!
It saddens me that some of those who should be speaking out for her would rather bully instead of help, manipulate instead of cooperate, hide instead of expose everything, deny instead of protect, lie instead of speak the truth and hate instead of love. Our voices will be heard and be heard for Brittney.
September 21 at 2:56pm · Like · 7

Tatia Szymanski bailey .....do you not see where it says previous comments?
September 21 at 3:05pm via mobile · Like

Bailey Thomas Tatia ~ Comments are showing up now...they really weren't there and no link to see previous comments either. Thanks
September 21 at 4:00pm · Like · 1

Charlotte Miller While I've known a long time about this, it is still horrifying to read. Poor Brittney.
September 21 at 4:13pm · Like · 4

Suzzie Kuhn @ Holly Springs, WELL SAID!
September 21 at 5:30pm · Like · 2

Heather Rudy-Simon Oh that poor poor girl. I pray to God that she is somewhere safe!! My heart breaks even more for her.
September 21 at 6:16pm via mobile · Like · 2

Mary Gordon-Williams Just read the link about "Giardini" - He was the D.A. for the Robertson trial. Sickening.
September 21 at 7:41pm · Like · 2

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood There HAS got to be a reason why her disappearance and these horrific crimes are not getting more attention and why they don't want assistance from AL DPS or the FBI. I just pray that they are the right reasons.
September 21 at 7:46pm · Like · 5

Jackie Johnson Nicole the justice system in this area and most areas for that matter are more corrupt than any of us really want to know.I have first hand experience with the justice system and cps in Mobile county.These systems cps included are a joke sadly the victims are not the ones being protected the criminals are.I have a friend who worked cps for years.According to her Mobile is so overwhelmed with cases that there just isn't enough workers or places to relocated these abused children to so they are left with their abusers.On one occasion I was even told that parents may use what ever means necessary to control their children as long as it doesn't result in a hospital visit or death .This is WRONG Alabama needs new laws in place to protect our children who can not protect themselves.I found out about the rape case long after it happened and I will not say Chessie knew about it at the time it happened but after the fact Brittney should have been in counseling for a long timeand had lots of love and support.It is my understanding that the grandmother in this case turned her back on Britt when she testified.I can tell you as a mother and grandmother I would kill! I know I would serve time but it would be more than worth it to know this sick sob would never hurt another child.This man's sentence is a extreme case most child molesters in this state serve less than 10 years some as little as a year! You get more time than that for stealing cars and selling drugs what does that tell you about our justice system.
September 21 at 7:54pm · Like · 4

Jackie Johnson I'm sorry ya'll I know I go on about this but it makes me so mad! I'm still a believer in old west justice I see no reason for this man or any sex offender to be sitting in prison watching cable,having heat and ac,being offered education,eating better than our veterans and our seniors on the tax payers dime.If you are convicted of murder or molesting a child you should be put to death then! Child molesters do not rehabilitate they just get out and do it again so if you aren't going to kill them then at the very least castrate their sorry behinds so they can never rape again.
September 21 at 8:16pm · Like · 14

Karen Ballard Brackin amen to that
September 22 at 10:26am · Like

Star Gazer It is so sad that Brittney survived this abuse just to end up missing. It just breaks my heart. And Jackie is right about CPS and what she said about what parents can do to their children. I actually toon Austin to a group counseling session at Strickland in 2009. The counselor told the kids "Your parents can do anything to you but kill you". What a thing to tell troubled kids!
September 22 at 10:48pm via mobile · Like · 2

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Melissa - Don't be hurt or offended, please! Your message came in marked as SPAM. I sent you a PM with an explanation and remedy.
September 23 at 9:59am · Like

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Melissa Grundstrom - No apology necessary. PLEASE continue to comment, just do your best to be a tad more cautious with your expressions especially when you are upset. LOL ;)
September 23 at 2:28pm · Like · 1

Kim Aikin SADLY WHO ARE YOU? FEEL THE NEED TO HIDE YOUR IDENTITY DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THE THINGS POSTED HERE WILL HELP TO FIND HER. THEY MAY LEAD TO SOMEONE MAYBE ANOTHER VICTIM GETTING HURT BY THE FRENY YOU INCITE.
September 23 at 3:53pm · Like

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Frenzy?
September 23 at 3:56pm · Like · 1

Melissa Grundstrom @Kim Aiken, Sounds like you know something! Why are you so insistent on knowing who is running this page?? Don't you want Brittney to be found?
September 23 at 4:07pm · Like · 1

Kim Aikin i would hide my identity with comment like that one too.
September 23 at 7:41pm via  · Like

Karen Ballard Brackin i am sure CW knew about it. Look at all the current abuse charges that were covered up by none other than the woods sisters. they don't care about protecting their own kids. so why do they care about anyone elses my kids played at the Hollands quite a bit so it scared me when this news broke. i asked my kids if they were touched or asked to touch anyone else in their private area. Thank God they said no. My kid was asked several times and always said no. He said mom why do you keep asking me. I am so glad my boys were not touched by these perverts. But the woods sisters belong in jail for not reporting the abuse of their own kids. they are just as guilty as the men that molested them because they just turned their heads and let it continue.
September 23 at 10:42pm · Like · 4

Karen Ballard Brackin brittney would have taken her daughter with her if she ran off. Hey baby is in a safe placw with her grandfather (Brittneys dad and Stepmom. They are decent people and will protect Peyton.
September 23 at 10:48pm · Like · 1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood It breaks my heart that her grandmother testified against her and in defense of her abuser. If there is any continuing relationship between them (mother, daughter, sister, abuser) to this day... that will speak volumes.
September 23 at 10:48pm · Like · 1

Karen Ballard Brackin mother, daughter & sisters still remain close so they are horrible people.
September 23 at 10:50pm · Like

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Karen Ballard Brackin Payton lives with her father's grandmother but Wally and Stephanie have her as often as possible on the weekends.
September 23 at 10:51pm · Like · 2

Karen Ballard Brackin GOD SEES EVERYTHING. 1 WAY OR ANOTHER THEY WILL HAVE TO ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE
September 23 at 10:51pm · Like · 2

Karen Ballard Brackin that is right she is with wally family but she is safe from the abusers. Thank the lord for that
September 23 at 10:53pm · Like · 1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Wow... man... I hope to God that Chessie's mother finally sided with Brittney and begged for forgiveness. Otherwise that is just beyond cruel... like seriously, messed up cruel...
September 23 at 10:56pm · Like · 1

Karen Ballard Brackin just curious who is running this page? it doesn't matter really because this page has good intentions. to find Brittney. and truth be told that is all that matters. keep up the good work. the other page world wide search for brittney is ran by woods sisters and they hate the truth. they even block people for making honest statements.
September 23 at 11:01pm · Like · 1

Karen Ballard Brackin it seems to me they are all cruel for letting it continue and calling her a liar in the first place
September 23 at 11:02pm · Like · 1

May Fuller Karen, from what I have gathered from previous posts made by the admins of this page, they are not related to any family in this case. It is concerned citizens. I find it unbiased myself, that's why I like it.
September 23 at 11:17pm · Like · 4

Tatia Szymanski Well we found WWHs new identity
September 23 at 11:19pm via mobile · Like · 1

Tatia Szymanski I promise the one running this page has Brittneys justice as their top priority! Never question it !!
September 23 at 11:26pm via mobile · Like · 1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Tatia Szymanski who is she this week?
September 23 at 11:27pm · Like · 1

Tatia Szymanski Lol. ....why Ms. KA of course.. ...IMOO
September 23 at 11:29pm via mobile · Like

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Oh... no... Sadly KA is Wally's sister. True story.
September 23 at 11:31pm · Like · 1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood One family of siblings who shouldn't be speaking and another with siblings who turn their backs.
September 23 at 11:32pm · Like · 3

Suzzie Kuhn The First Amendment grants us the right of freedom of speech. I haven't seen anything posted on this page to make me question who the administrator is or how they conduct themselves (in reference to any material they have shared). All posts on this page are a matter of public record OR were posted willingly by each individual. I commend the administrator for doing such a great job. They have obvisiously put much thought and effort into doing all they can to bring attention to Brittneys missing status and I pray it brings to light new information which will bring her home. Who the administrator is, is irrelevant and an unnecessary topic of conversation. What is important is that collectively, as a community, we should all care about a missing young girl and do as much as possible to bring attention to her case and get her home, safely. TEAM BRITTNEY! ... I do, however, question why any indiviudual would negatively focus on the pages administrator, who has so generously devoted their time and put forth an intense effort, to bring awareness to the plight of a missing young lady. There are currently 374 likes on this page and every day that number is increasing and that is a job well done!
September 23 at 11:35pm · Edited · Like · 5

Tatia Szymanski Seriously? ?? I think I just threw up!
September 23 at 11:37pm via mobile · Like · 1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Suzzie Kuhn Wow... THANK YOU! That was very kind. It is much easier to do what is right than to hide what is wrong. We are simply doing what is right.
September 24 at 12:20am · Like · 3

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Tatia Szymanski yea... messed up, isn't it?
September 24 at 12:21am · Like · 1

Karen Ballard Brackin yes you are doing what is right. like i said before it doesn't really matter who is running this page. you are doing a good job of getting the word out about Brittney. 95% of people on here have the same intentions that is to find Brittney. I just do not understand why the woods sisters won't answer any of our questions. it must be guilt
September 24 at 4:37am · Edited · Like · 3

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Now that I think about it... I recall reading a post not too long ago by Wendy Wood Holland that said her mom was living with Mendy Wood Kent! Dang... Sure hoping that momma/grandma Wood changed her ways.
September 24 at 10:52am · Like · 1

Kim Aikin actually her grandmother did not testify against brittney. she testified for Ronnie, you should have seen the blood drain from her face when the prosecutor asked her the right question and the light came on in her brain to actually see the truth. I pray for truth in this matteralso.
September 25 at 1:06pm via  · Like

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Kim Aikin What is wrong with you?! TODAY is Brittney's birthday! Shame on you for coming on here just to spread lies today and every other day you crawl out of the Woodpile. Since you are so damn adamant about discussing then at least use the one brain cell you have and get your facts straight. Go read the documents and news articles again, her grandmother for all intents and purposes, testified against her when she took up for that pervert and said Brittney had a history of lying. You are insane and quite frankly disgusting, no wonder you side with and are friends with the Wood sisters!!!
September 25 at 2:41pm · Edited · Like · 3

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Bumping back to page.
September 26 at 12:13pm · Like · 1


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 03, 2012, 01:48:15 AM
https://www.facebook.com/WorldWideSearchForBrittneyWood

World Wide Search For Brittney Wood
Community Page about Missing People
THIS PAGE WAS CREATED BY BRITTNEY WOOD'S FAMILY TO HELP US BRING HER HOME.

This page looks like it is being run by Chessie Wood and her sisters.

Page was created on September 12th



https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Wide-Search-for-the-Truth-About-Brittney-Wood/225242460937518

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
Community Page about Missing People

(Link to the main page of the post I copied and brought over.)

Page was created on September 13th





Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Titch on October 03, 2012, 07:46:05 AM
What a sick family  ::MonkeyNoNo::

You can say that again! The whole family's sicko. They're all woe-is-me cry-me-a-river too! The only decent one I see is Brittney's stepmother.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on October 03, 2012, 03:48:18 PM
We all know (okay, speculate) he killed her because she could blow the whistle on many in the fam as to just how far back this went.  Maybe she even was the little birdy that sang hoping her dtr wouldn't have to suffer the same evil...who knows?  I would love for this young lady to be in protective custody but she isn't.  She deserves a proper burial!


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Samantha on October 03, 2012, 08:14:27 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/missing-teens-uncle-in-court

Missing woman's uncle in court
Case headed to a grand jury

Updated: Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 5:42 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 9:26 AM CDT

John Rogers
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - An uncle of missing woman Brittney Wood appeared before a Baldwin County judge on Thursday morning.

Wood vanished back in May. Since then, many of her family members have been arrested on unrelated sex abuse charges.

On Thursday, Wood's uncle Dustin Kent had a preliminary hearing for his charges of alleged sex abuse against two young girls.

Investigators shared graphic testimony of child sex abuse allegedly committed by the 36-year-old Kent.

Prosecutors said between 2005 and 2011, Kent forced two girls around the age of 12 to have sex with him.

He now faces five charges.

He faces charges of second degree sodomy, and second degree rape against one victim, and charges of rape, sodomy and incest against another victim.

Baldwin County Assistant DA Teresa Heinz said, "A lot of times, that's what we see in child victim cases. They're family-related. That's who has access to children, the family members."

Donald Holland was Brittney Wood's uncle. He was the last person to see Wood alive, and he later committed suicide.

Investigators said Holland told Kent to commit the sex crimes, and in each case, Holland was either present or listening on the phone.


Kent’s defense attorney John Beck said, “Mr. Kent absolutely denies these allegations."

 ::snipping2::

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Heinz. “We have a total of five or six charged suspects. It’s an ongoing investigation. It’s been ongoing since January 2012, and it will continue on until we’ve exhausted all our leads.”

 ::snipping2::

"Prosecutors said between 2005 and 2011, Kent forced two girls around the age of 12 to have sex with him."

In 2005 Brittney would have been about 12 years old.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Amys Sister on October 03, 2012, 08:51:40 PM
I'm beginning to question why Kent would kill Brittney then himself?  It seems like he would have killed her to protect himself from prosecution so why the suicide?  It's doubtful he suddenly grew a conscience and couldn't live with all the pain he's inflicted on others.

Something's off.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on October 04, 2012, 10:21:21 AM
We all know (okay, speculate) he killed her because she could blow the whistle on many in the fam as to just how far back this went.  Maybe she even was the little birdy that sang hoping her dtr wouldn't have to suffer the same evil...who knows?  I would love for this young lady to be in protective custody but she isn't.  She deserves a proper burial!
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 12, 2012, 07:47:07 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/10/baldwin_county_deputies_search.html

Baldwin County deputies searching for Derek Wood
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012, 3:27 PM     Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 3:28 PM
  By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who eluded deputies after a chase today.

(http://media.al.com/live/photo/11307948-small.jpg)
Derek Wood

Derek Wood, 22, of Mobile, was arrested in July on rape and sodomy charges. He was later released from the Baldwin County Corrections Center on a bail of $10,000.

The Sheriff's Office said Wood's bond has been revoked.

Wood is the brother of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since May.

Wood, who was ordered to wear an ankle monitor after his release from jail, was supposed to check in with deputies today, but he did not, the Sheriff's Office said.

Wood's monitor indicated that he was at his home on Lenardo Drive.

When deputies arrived at the house, Wood was in a car with a woman. The driver drove off, and there was a short pursuit that ended when the car wrecked, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office said that Wood left the accident scene, and deputies have been unable to find him.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 12, 2012, 07:56:15 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/oct/12/police-find-meth-lab-while-searching-suspect-ar-4741694/

Police Find Meth Lab While Searching For Suspect

Dozier Lane meth lab (Added: October 12, 2012)

MOBILE, Alabama --

While officers were searching for a suspect, they discovered a meth lab today in the Tillmans Corner area.  Police were looking for Derek Wood.  ::snipping2::

Wood was due to report in to deputies this morning in Bay Minette and failed to appear. Wood’s Court ordered ankle monitor and GPS tracking device showed Wood to be located at his home on Dozier Lane.

Once at the residence, officers asked if they could look for him inside. That's when they found the meth lab.  Victoria Phillips and another female suspect were arrested at the scene and charged with manufacturing and trafficking drugs.  Wood is still on the loose.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 12, 2012, 07:59:03 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/bcso-derek-wood-cuts-off-monitor-wanted

BCSO: Derek Wood cut off monitor, wanted
Updated: Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 3:06 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 3:06 PM CDT

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Mobile Police Department are currently searching for 22-year-old Derek Wood .  Wood has been out on bond since his earlier arrest on second degree sodomy charges.

Authorities said Wood was due to report in to deputies this morning in Bay Minette and failed to appear.  They said Wood’s Court ordered ankle monitor and GPS tracking device showed Wood to be located at his home.

Officials said deputies traveled to Wood’s address and found him in a car with a female driver.  They said as deputies attempted stop the car, a short pursuit resulted in the suspects’ car wrecking and Wood fleeing on foot.

Deputies later located Wood’s assigned ankle monitor cut off in the weeds.

The Baldwin County District Court has ordered Wood’s bond immediately revoked.

 ::snipping2::

 If anyone has information on where Wood is hiding, they are asked to contact the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office or the Mobile Police Department.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 12, 2012, 08:03:12 PM
Without any specific addresses, Lenardo Lane and Dozier Lane look to be about 3 miles apart on the map.

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Dozier+Lane,+Tillmans+Corner,+AL&daddr=Lenardo+Dr,+Mobile,+AL+36619&hl=en&sll=30.585293,-88.207611&sspn=0.010732,0.013797&geocode=FY7l0gEd2qK--inJfZLjrLSbiDF4_z3Utff1Ug%3BFc2x0gEdBQ---ilvkp8PYLSbiDGTOXgBirMeiA&oq=Dozier+Lane&t=h&mra=ls&z=14


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 13, 2012, 11:15:14 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/search-for-derek-wood-leads-to-meth-lab

Search for Derek Wood leads to meth lab

Updated: Saturday, 13 Oct 2012, 3:04 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 8:53 PM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Friday, October 12, authorities confirmed they found a meth lab while in the Tillmans Corner area while police were on the hunt for Derek Wood. Wood has been out on bond since his earlier arrest on second degree sodomy charges.

Officials said Wood was expected in Bay Minette Friday to report in to deputies and failed to appear. According to authorities, Wood was located at his Dozier Lane home using the court ordered GPS tracking device on his ankle.

Investigators said while at the residence, officers asked if they could look inside for Wood. They said that’s when they found the meth lab.

 ::snipping2::

Victoria Phillips and Kayln Majors were arrested at the scene and charged with manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine. Officials said Wood is still on the loose.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on October 15, 2012, 08:36:38 AM
What aa crazy life!  Good grieg!
 ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 16, 2012, 06:23:51 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/woods-mother-pleas-for-son-to-turn-himself-in

(Video at the link)

Derek Wood's mother pleas for him turn himself in
Updated: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012, 8:22 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 15 Oct 2012, 5:41 PM CDT

Andrew Perez

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Monday, the mother of 22-year-old Derek Wood spoke to FOX10 News after her son ran from authorities Friday morning.

Deputies continue to “actively search” for the wanted suspect.

Chessie Wood made a plea to our cameras Monday night, asking her son to call her and turn himself over to authorities.

“I want him to call me and let me come get him and turn him in. That's what I want,” said Wood. “I'm scared. I'm worried about him.”

 ::snipping2::

“I've lost some sisters, half of my family has been chopped off,” said Chessie Wood. “I've lost my son in this. I believe with all my heart I lost my daughter because of this. But yet I still have two babies I still have to raise and be a happy mommy.”

Their mother said she knows her son has made some bad choices, but believes he needs help.

“Derek has a lot on his shoulders. What he did is not going to fix those problems but I know that he's very damaged and he needs help, bad,” she said.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on October 17, 2012, 09:14:38 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/woods-mother-pleas-for-son-to-turn-himself-in

(Video at the link)

Derek Wood's mother pleas for him turn himself in
Updated: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012, 8:22 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 15 Oct 2012, 5:41 PM CDT

Andrew Perez

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Monday, the mother of 22-year-old Derek Wood spoke to FOX10 News after her son ran from authorities Friday morning.

Deputies continue to “actively search” for the wanted suspect.

Chessie Wood made a plea to our cameras Monday night, asking her son to call her and turn himself over to authorities.

“I want him to call me and let me come get him and turn him in. That's what I want,” said Wood. “I'm scared. I'm worried about him.”

 ::snipping2::

“I've lost some sisters, half of my family has been chopped off,” said Chessie Wood. “I've lost my son in this. I believe with all my heart I lost my daughter because of this. But yet I still have two babies I still have to raise and be a happy mommy.”

Their mother said she knows her son has made some bad choices, but believes he needs help.

“Derek has a lot on his shoulders. What he did is not going to fix those problems but I know that he's very damaged and he needs help, bad,” she said.
heart wrenching!


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Gypsy DD on October 17, 2012, 07:51:55 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/woods-mother-pleas-for-son-to-turn-himself-in

(Video at the link)

Derek Wood's mother pleas for him turn himself in
Updated: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012, 8:22 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 15 Oct 2012, 5:41 PM CDT

Andrew Perez

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Monday, the mother of 22-year-old Derek Wood spoke to FOX10 News after her son ran from authorities Friday morning.

Deputies continue to “actively search” for the wanted suspect.

Chessie Wood made a plea to our cameras Monday night, asking her son to call her and turn himself over to authorities.

“I want him to call me and let me come get him and turn him in. That's what I want,” said Wood. “I'm scared. I'm worried about him.”

 ::snipping2::

“I've lost some sisters, half of my family has been chopped off,” said Chessie Wood. “I've lost my son in this. I believe with all my heart I lost my daughter because of this. But yet I still have two babies I still have to raise and be a happy mommy.”

Their mother said she knows her son has made some bad choices, but believes he needs help.

“Derek has a lot on his shoulders. What he did is not going to fix those problems but I know that he's very damaged and he needs help, bad,” she said.

I just don't know how to respond to this family, this woman or this plea for her son.  It is such an entangled mess of lies, incest and sex with minors ..add meth labs to this scene and the mind boggles at the mental state of those involved..and gasps and cries for their victims..evidently family children..how is their any justice in any of this..I just can't begin to imagine a daughter missing who was last seen with a uncle that was being investigated for child sexual abuse, then turns up date apparently of suicide using the missing daughter's gun, a son thrown into that mix on charges of the same and then him running from the police..and obviously the truth.  Just too sorrid to believe that people in this family have let this go on to the point it got to this extent..wasn't there a decent person among them to say enough and take the children and leave..make a plan..tell the police..come on now folks..the women who stood by all this time are as responsible as the rest.  There is no way you could live in this snakes nest and not know where you were living and who you were living with..Brittany obviously knew..and it cost her her life.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 11:08:10 PM
Mom: Derek Wood wanted to see little brother
Updated: Thursday, 18 Oct 2012, 5:10 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 18 Oct 2012, 9:53 AM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Baldwin County Sheriff's Department's search has ended for Derek Wood, the brother of missing teenager Brittney Wood.

A mob of law enforcement agents searched for Wood near his mother's home in Tillman's Corner under cover of darkness on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old fugitive from justice was picked up Thursday morning and taken into custody. He was booked into the Baldwin County Correctional facility with no bond.

Wood has been on the run for nearly a week, after he failed to check in with his corrections officer in Baldwin County. When deputies went to check on him, he fled and cut off his GPS ankle monitor in the process.

The search ended Thursday morning, when he turned himself in. His brother, T.J. Wood, was there when he was taken into custody.

"My brother proved today that he is a real man, he walked out with his head held high," said T.J. Wood.

Chessie Wood said her oldest son, Derek, called her and said he was turning himself in to authorities but first he wanted to see T.J., who was just released from jail himself.

"I took him to his grandmother's house and as soon as he saw T.J. he picked up the phone and called police," said Wood.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/derek-wood-surrenders-to-authorities


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 11:09:52 PM
Derek Wood In Custody, Turns Himself In
Published: 10/18 10:26 am

(BAY MINETTE, Ala.) - Derek Wood is now behind bars after turning himself in to authorities.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Derek-Wood-In-Custody-Turns-Himself-In/tN-Ufjn3x02gzEH_rSbFAQ.cspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 11:11:03 PM
Authorities Will Question Derek Wood Again About His Sister's Disappearance
Published: October 18, 2012 Updated: October 18, 2012 - 6:07 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama --
The director of a Pensacola-based search and rescue organization believes Derek Wood could have information about his missing sister.

Brad Dennis- who operates Klass Kids Foundation- says it's possible Derek Wood, and five other suspects charged in a sex crimes investigation, are witholding information about Brittney Wood's disappearance.

"We believe they know something, we'd love for that information to come forward," says Dennis.

So do authorities on both sides of Mobile Bay.

"We're talking family here, blood is thicker than water, so it's difficult to get information," says Investigator Eric Winberg with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.

 ::snipping2::

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/oct/18/authorities-will-question-derek-wood-again-about-h-ar-4785597/


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Gypsy DD on October 22, 2012, 12:22:19 AM
This just boggles the mind with so many family members involved in incest, rape, sodomy with underage children.

So her brother turns himself in..but where does that leave anyone else...the victims of this crime.  And did he turn himself in because he knows he is safer in jail then with the uncles that are now out on bail..do I have that right..the uncles that were arrested have made bail.

And wanting to see his brother..okay..why...what about Mom and his missing sister...I just can't wrap my head around the minds of this family...and can't see where there is any rehab that will work for the perps of these crimes..they are family..they believe what they have done is okay as much as any other crime family believes what they do is okay...no they aren't the Mafia..they are a crime family with a different bent..they prey on children for sexual gratitude.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on October 23, 2012, 02:11:46 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/10/testimony_mobile_man_raped_dau.html

Testimony: Mobile man raped daughter while her father watched
on October 22, 2012 at 12:42 PM, updated October 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM

MOBILE, Alabama – The uncle of missing Mobile teenager Brittney Wood forced a different relative to have sex four years ago while the victim’s father watched, a police detective testified today.

Sgt. Scott Congleton of the Mobile Police Department, testified at a preliminary hearing in Mobile County District Court that the sexual abuse occurred in 2008 when the girl was 13 years old. Congelton testified that the victim, now 17, did not come forward until the death of her father this summer and a subsequent high-profile search for Wood.

“She was very credible,” Congleton testified.

Mobile County District Judge George Hardesty determined that prosecutors had enough evidence to send first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy charges against Dustin Alton Kent to a grand jury. He allowed Kent 36, to remain free on bail but ordered that he have no contact with the victim or children younger than 16 except for immediate relatives.
 ::snipping2::
Congleton recounted the victim’s harrowing account of the 2008 incident. She told investigators that it occurred in September or October of that year, the detective said.

He testified that the girl’s father, Donnie Holland, picked up his daughter and told her they would go to a pet store to buy a hamster. Instead, Congleton said, Holland drove to Kent’s workplace. The three of them then went to Shipyard Road near Rangeline Road off Interstate 10.

They went to an industrial park that never was developed and, Congleton testified, Holland turned onto a dark trail at dusk. During the ride, he testified, the girl had a headache, and Kent was rubbing her head. He started to kiss the girl, but she pulled away, the detective testified.

After the Chevrolet Tahoe came to a stop, Kent took the girl’s clothes off, performed oral sex on her and then raped her, Congleton testified. He said that Holland watched the entire time.

“She kept telling him to stop. He did not,” he testified
 ::snipping2::
 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cadillac on October 23, 2012, 09:05:37 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/10/testimony_mobile_man_raped_dau.html

Testimony: Mobile man raped daughter while her father watched
on October 22, 2012 at 12:42 PM, updated October 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM

MOBILE, Alabama – The uncle of missing Mobile teenager Brittney Wood forced a different relative to have sex four years ago while the victim’s father watched, a police detective testified today.

Sgt. Scott Congleton of the Mobile Police Department, testified at a preliminary hearing in Mobile County District Court that the sexual abuse occurred in 2008 when the girl was 13 years old. Congelton testified that the victim, now 17, did not come forward until the death of her father this summer and a subsequent high-profile search for Wood.

“She was very credible,” Congleton testified.

Mobile County District Judge George Hardesty determined that prosecutors had enough evidence to send first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy charges against Dustin Alton Kent to a grand jury. He allowed Kent 36, to remain free on bail but ordered that he have no contact with the victim or children younger than 16 except for immediate relatives.
 ::snipping2::
Congleton recounted the victim’s harrowing account of the 2008 incident. She told investigators that it occurred in September or October of that year, the detective said.

He testified that the girl’s father, Donnie Holland, picked up his daughter and told her they would go to a pet store to buy a hamster. Instead, Congleton said, Holland drove to Kent’s workplace. The three of them then went to Shipyard Road near Rangeline Road off Interstate 10.

They went to an industrial park that never was developed and, Congleton testified, Holland turned onto a dark trail at dusk. During the ride, he testified, the girl had a headache, and Kent was rubbing her head. He started to kiss the girl, but she pulled away, the detective testified.

After the Chevrolet Tahoe came to a stop, Kent took the girl’s clothes off, performed oral sex on her and then raped her, Congleton testified. He said that Holland watched the entire time.

“She kept telling him to stop. He did not,” he testified
 ::snipping2::
 
And he is walking the streets right now. ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on October 24, 2012, 09:08:18 PM
Uncle of missing teen Brittney Wood 'raped different relative, 13, while her father watched' - as FIVE family members are now charged with sex crimes
 Brittney Wood, 19, vanished in May as she went to visit an uncle
 He shot himself dead two days later - just before he was to be quizzed by police in a sex-abuse investigation
 Brittney's brother, cousin, aunt and 2 uncles arrested on different charges
 Three of the men are accused of raping 12-year-old girl
19:33 GMT, 23 October 2012| UPDATED:20:35 GMT, 23 October 2012

 ::snipping2::

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222021/Dustin-Kent-Brittney-Woods-uncle-raped-family-member-father-watched--FIVE-family-members-charged-sex-crimes.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on October 25, 2012, 08:08:45 PM
Man accused of raping niece while father watched
Published: 10/24 11:20 am Share Updated: 10/24 11:25 am

Missing teen Brittney Wood's uncle allegedly raped a different family member, 13, while the victim's father watched.

Sgt. Scott Congleton of Mobile, Ala., testified in Mobile County District Court that Dustin Alton Kent raped his niece, now 17, when she was only 13 years old in 2008

 ::snipping2::

http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Man-accused-of-raping-niece-while-father-watched/RcsVDsaAY0OMc4Ts3QDMRA.cspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on October 25, 2012, 08:16:10 PM
SICK....its the only word that comes to mind.  Nothing seems strong enough to describe it.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 26, 2012, 02:58:43 PM
SICK....its the only word that comes to mind.  Nothing seems strong enough to describe it.

ITA!   ::MonkeyNoNo::





Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 26, 2012, 03:01:16 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/bsco-dustin-kent-arrested-for-violating-probation

Sex crimes investigation suspect re-arrested
Family: Kent repeated set off ankle monitor

(http://media2.fox10tv.com//photo/2012/08/02/dustin-Kent_20120802163931_320_240.JPG)
Dustin Kent

Updated: Friday, 26 Oct 2012, 10:45 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 25 Oct 2012, 6:39 PM CDT

Andrew Perez
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Authorities at the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said Dustin Kent was arrested on a probation violation on Thursday.

The story is still developing, but authorities said he was arrested just hours ago by the community corrections center.

Relatives said this arrest had to do with Kent setting off his electronic monitoring device numerous times.

Kent was out on bond for rape and sodomy charges tied to what Baldwin County investigators have called an elaborate, incestuous sex ring involving underage victims in both Mobile and Baldwin counties.

He appeared in front of a judge on Oct. 22. During that hearing, prosecutors said investigators testified in court that Kent raped a minor while his brother-in-law Donald Holland, Sr. watched.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 26, 2012, 03:10:53 PM
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1210/23/ijvm.01.html

JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL

Toxic Secrets Emerge in Missing Woman`s Family; High Schoolers` Fantasy Sex League?; Honey Boo-Boo`s Candid Interview

Aired October 23, 2012 - 19:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, HOST: Tonight, a sickening development in the search for missing Brittney Wood. One of her uncles is facing charges of raining a 13-year-old relative. It would appear that this beautiful young woman was surrounded by some very toxic family secrets that are just unbelievable. We`re going to bring them to you. Did it have anything to do with her disappearance? We`re investigating that and talking to a relative next.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

VELEZ-MITCHELL (voice-over): Incomprehensible developments in the case of Brittney Wood, the beautiful Alabama teen who mysteriously disappeared six months ago. Her uncle killed himself two days after Brittney vanished while on a visit to him.

Now, in a separate case, police accuse Brittney`s other uncle of raping a 13-year-old relative as the girl`s father watched. And Brittney`s brother and a cousin have also been arrested and accused of raping a 12- year-old girl. We are uncovering the terrible toxic secrets in this family. And we are taking your calls.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I want you, baby. We love you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thursday Brittney Wood told family members that she was headed to this house near Styx River to see her Uncle Donny. Donny Wood returned home to Fair Hope on Friday and shot himself. Brittney hasn`t been heard from since.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her uncle has committed suicide. And supposedly he was the last one she was with. And so we`re worried about that.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m hoping to God and I really don`t think he`d hurt my baby.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And we haven`t talked to her in over a week. And we need some help finding her.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know your children`s routine. She has not done nothing routine. She always calls me. She ain`t called me.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight, truly shocking family secrets revealed. Beautiful young mother Brittney Wood vanished back in May, and she`s been missing. She was last seen visiting her uncle`s house. But what would happen next would stun everyone. Just as Brittney is reported missing, that uncle, Donny Holland, committed suicide with Brittney`s own gun.

Now another uncle, Dustin Kent, is facing charges that he allegedly raped and sodomized a 13-year-old relative. What on earth, what the hell is going on here?

Good evening. Jane Velez-Mitchell coming to you live.

Brittney Wood disappeared from Mobile, Alabama, leaving her 2-year-old daughter behind. She has not been seen since. Look at this beautiful young woman.

Her last cell phone transmission happened less than a mile from this rural Alabama area where her uncle reportedly had a home near the Styx River. She reportedly told her friend she was visiting her Uncle Donny there. When she didn`t return, her frantic mother called the cops.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Brittney, come home. We love you. Please come home to your family.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Since Brittney disappeared, several members of her family have been caught up in lewd, really lewd, sex crime charges, including her own brother.

Derek Wood, 22, arrested just last week by a fugitive task force. Back in July he was charged with rape and sodomy charges.

As the search continues for Brittney, you`ve got to wonder what happened to this family that cops call sadistic. How did so many of them get caught up in alleged sex crimes? And does it have anything to do with Brittney`s disappearance?

I want to hear from you. Call me: 1-877-586-7297, 1-877-JVM-SAYS.

Straight out to our very special guest tonight, Brittney`s stepmother, Stephanie Hanke.

Stephanie, thank you for joining us. I know this is difficult for you. What do you make of the arrest?

STEPHANIE HANKE, STEPMOTHER OF BRITTNEY (via phone): Thank you for having me.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. What do you make of the arrest of Brittney`s Uncle Dustin?

HANKE: The whole thing has us all by shock. That is all on her mother`s side. So I don`t really know that family that well.

As far as she has two uncles that are arrested. Her own mother`s brother`s one of them. And you`ve got Dustin, which is married to Brittney`s aunt, which is the twin of Donny`s wife, who Donny`s wife is also charged in this with child endangerment for having knowledge of these crimes and not reporting them.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I`m going to do a list of the family tree. And then I want to get your reaction, Stephanie, to did you notice anything? Because I mean, I`ve been a reporter for many years, and I`ve never seen anything quite like this. We`ll break it down and then get your insight.

I know this is not your side of the family. So we are making that very clear. But OK, let`s take a look. There`s Brittney who vanished five months ago. The uncle Brittney went to visit on May 30, Donald Holland Senior, shot himself to death two days after Brittney went missing. He was reportedly under investigation for molestation. His wife, Wendy, has been arrested on child endangerment charges.

Now that dead uncle`s son, who is Brittney`s cousin, Donald Holland Junior, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

More than a year before Brittney vanished, Brittney`s 22-year-old brother, Derek Wood, has also been charged for allegedly having sex with the same 12-year-old girl. And another of Brittney`s uncles, Randall Wood, the brother of the missing teen`s mom, was arrested on charges of incest, sodomy and sexual abuse.

And then there`s 36-year-old Dustin Kent, another uncle, who has been accused of raping a 13-year-old relative while that girl`s father watched.

OK, and cops say that assault occurred four years ago, long before Brittney vanished. So again, six of Brittney`s relatives, five men, one of whom killed himself, and a woman. I mean, what on earth? I`ve got to go back to the missing woman`s step mom. Stephanie, did you sense anything sick and toxic within that side of the family?

HANKE: No. I only had a couple of occasions as far as with around Dustin. I`m not going to lie, he did give me -- he did put off a weird vibe. Like I said, I only had one occasion with him. Now, he is facing seven charges. He`s facing charges for child molestation and also in Mobile all tied into the sex ring. He`s facing the most charges so far.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I mean, I am blown away by this. Can I ask you to stand by for one second, Stephanie? I want to bring in Vinny Parco, a famed private investigator out of New York City. You know him from a show he`s on.

Vinny, I honestly -- have never seen this. Is your understanding from all your years of investigating that -- sexual molestation, alleged, can run in families?

VINNY PARCO, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR: Yes. You have to take the fabric of the family. Look at the charges against all the people in the family. They`re all molestation of young women.

I`m sorry to say this, but I`m sure Brittney was molested for many years also. I know she`s 19 years old, and her uncle killed himself. I`m sure that he had something to do with it, had some remorse and killed himself.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, I got to tell you, if you take a look at this story, just take a look at one of the cases, this recent one that just came out that we`re just learning about now, charged with first degree sodomy, second degree rape and incest. Reports are the victim is a 13-year-old relative. She`s now 17. came forward this year because Brittney`s missing, we`re in crisis, I`ve got to tell the truth. I`ve got to talk.

Now, published reports say detectives testify that the alleged rape took place in front of the girl`s father. Jon Lieberman, I have no words.

JON LIEBERMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I was at "America`s Most Wanted" for seven years. We helped hundreds of victims get justice. I have never ever in my life seen anything like this family.

Now, Jane, the only positive that we could pull out here is this. Police have a lot of ammunition to press the heat on all of these members of the family, hoping to get some answers as to where Brittney is, what happened to Brittney. There`s that very remote chance in our hearts, we want to keep hope open. There`s that remote chance she ran away. It`s unlikely. But somebody in this family knows where Brittney is, what happened to her, and the cops are going to use these charges to press them.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Let`s go to out the phone lines. Debbie, I missed what state you`re from. Debbie, Pennsylvania. Your question or thought, Debbie.

CALLER: Hi, Jane. We love you. We listen to you every night. I have two questions.

First, who is the father of the 2-year-old? And, second, are there any plans to remove that child from that family, since there is a history of pedophilia?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Stephanie Hanke, again, you are the stepmother of Brittney Wood, the missing woman. This does involve your side of the family. But we`re seeing Brittney with a 2-year-old toddler. Who is the father?

HANKE: The father is Andrew Hamilton. He has custody of Peyton. Peyton is not in the Wood family. I get Peyton every weekend. Sandy and his grandmother, they are the caregivers of Peyton. She is not having anything to do -- we have kept her away from that entire side of the family. Andy has custody.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, that`s excellent news. That is wonderful news. Now we have to find out what happened to her mom, the beautiful -- and I mean beautiful, look at her -- Brittney. Where is she? An innocent in the web of what would appear to be, according to cops a family that is steeped in molestation and sexual crimes.

More on the other side.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: His name came up in our investigation and with our cooperation with Baldwin County. We were able to determine that we have a juvenile victim three years ago with his name surfacing in that investigation, it`s certainly brought interest into other people.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: That officer is talking about this guy, Dustin Kent, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old relative as her father watched. And he`s the uncle of missing Brittney Wood. Is there a connection?

When Brittney vanished five months ago she was visiting another uncle, Uncle Donny, who was also under investigation for molestation. And he later -- two days after she disappeared shot himself in the head and killed himself. But apparently, many in the family didn`t consider him a threat. We talked to Brittney`s stepmother back in June. And here`s what she said. This is a different step mom. Listen.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (via phone): I do not believe they had a relationship. He is married to my sister. My sons even went to their house a lot. We don`t know if she even made it to Donny`s. She was not actually seen with Donny. The reason we`re searching that area is because her phone was pinged there.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK. And you just heard, actually, from the biological mother of Brittney Wood, saying she didn`t consider him a threat.

Now, I`ve got to go to Jayne Weintraub, criminal defense attorney. This is one of the sickest cases I`ve seen. I mean, how can you say that somebody, given everything now that we now know and the fact that he was being investigated for molestation is not considered a threat?

JAYNE WEINTRAUB, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I think that he is a threat. And I think that everybody in this family knew what was going on. And I think that it was an accepted behavior.

I think that. along with Jon, I hope that she did run away. I just can`t understand why she would leave a 2-year-old behind. But the bottom line here is this girl disappeared on May 30. They didn`t even call and report her missing until the end of the day June 2. So were they really so crying and screaming where is their child?

You know, family`s supposed to protect children. And a 17-year-old or 18-year-old girl is a kid. And they didn`t protect her. They exploited her. Shame on them. They don`t deserve to have children like these beautiful girls.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: It`s a very disturbing case. Just the sheer number of relatives that are involved allegedly in these heinous sex crimes.

Let`s go to the phone lines. Phyllis, Illinois, your question or thought, Phyllis?

CALLER: Miss Jane, I can`t believe it. Oh, I am just so thrilled to meet you.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Right back.

CALLER: I want to see you on "Dancing with the Stars."

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Oh, OK. I`m there.

CALLER: Yes, ma`am. I just had a question. You know, there appears to be an increase in missing women and girls. Is it just because the times we`re living in? Or is it unprecedented? Or is it just because we learn more because we have access to the media? This is weird.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: It`s so funny that you should say that. And I got to bring this back to Vinny Parco, private investigator. We were talking about this today, because there was another missing girl in Arizona. And thank God she was found. And we all in the newsroom went, yay, she was found. Because we were like what`s going on here with all these missing women and girls?

VINNY PARCO, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR: Well, a lot of these girls are on Facebook, on social media. And they tell their friends where they`re going to be. These degenerates, these pedophiles, they watch Facebook. They look at these things, and they know where these kids are going to be.

So what they do, they have a blueprint to do their perversion. They know where these kids are going to be by looking at Facebook, watching the kids in a neighborhood, stalking them. And then when they have the opportunity, they snatch them.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: On the other side of the break we`re going to talk to an investigative journalist who has been tracking this case in the Alabama area for a long time. Stay right there.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the last place her phone was pinged. They found the signal bouncing off one of these towers. And we haven`t talked to her in over a week. And we need some help finding her.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know your children`s routine. She has not done nothing routine. She always calls me. She ain`t called me.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: That`s Brittney`s devastated mother. Where is she?

This uncle just arrested, accused of raping a 13-year-old relative as her father watched. I want to go to Michael Dumont, investigative reporter who`s been on this case for a while.

So he`s accused of raping a 13-year-old relative while the father watched. The father`s not being identified to protect the identity of the accuser. But what happened to that father? Was he arrested? Is he another family member?

MICHAEL DUMONT, REPORTER: No. No. This is, I believe what they`re referring to in this case, is Donald Holland Sr., who committed suicide on June 2 and is suspected to be the last person that Brittney ever saw before she went missing.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Does any of this have a connection in terms of all of these family members being accused of something involving rape, or sodomy, incest and/or? Does it connect to her disappearance? How do we draw that link?

DUMONT: Well, when I spoke to investigators both in Mobile County and Baldwin County, you know, Brittney was a resident of Mobile County when she disappeared. But a lot of this family activity, and the extended family you`re speaking of, they live in Baldwin County, which is across Mobile Bay.

Investigators on both sides have not -- on the record have not, you know, tied these cases together. I`ve tried to speak with family members and other people to see if she had ever expressed any sort of, you know, concerns or shared anything about any sort of abuse that she herself was a victim of. And never heard where that had been identified.

But speaking with the investigators extensively, you know, there`s an underlying current where everybody wants to put one and one to equal two.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Absolutely.

DUMONT: In the case like one of your guests spoke about, but we -- we just don`t know.

All we know is that the person -- and just to talk about -- to address about the family not -- actually, reporting her missing for a couple of days. When I spoke to Brittney`s mother, she told me that it was not, you know, really unusual for Brittney to be gone for a couple or three days at a time.

And Ms. Hanke who you spoke with, she told me during an interview that, you know, at times Donald Holland, the deceased, would pick Brittney up from her father and stepmother`s residence, although he would not come into the home.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, you have a depth of knowledge on this case that is extraordinary. Michael, thank you so very much. We`re going to stay on top of this. We`re not going anywhere. We want to find out what happened to Brittney.

Jayne Weintraub, very quick, is this learned behavior within the family?

WEINTRAUB: I hope not, but I would listen to the experts, and unfortunately, I think it is. And I think it`s beyond sick. I agree with you. And that`s as a mom.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. Absolutely. Thank you, fantastic panel.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 29, 2012, 06:51:21 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/dustin-kent-appears-for-bond-hearing

Sex abuse suspect Dustin Kent released from jail
Updated: Monday, 29 Oct 2012, 4:51 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 29 Oct 2012, 10:56 AM CDT

Chasity Byrd
Photojournalist: Robert Brown

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A hearing was held on Monday for sex abuse suspect Dustin Kent.

Kent, although still on electronic monitoring, did not have his bond revoked as prosecutors had hoped. The state wanted Dustin Kent to stay behind bars.

But Monday morning, the judge sided with the defense.

"They were claiming that he went across the street into a neighbors yard at 2 or 3 in the morning, it absolutely didn't happen," said defense attorney John Beck.

Kent was re-arrested last week after authorities said he violated a bond condition and set off his electronic monitoring device numerous times. Beck argued the device was faulty.

"The judge found insufficient evidence to support the allegation," Beck said.

Testimony from state prosecutors claimed that Kent had been already given a "new" device, and showed the judge a map of the area where Kent had allegedly gone. The judge went over Kent's bond agreement with him, he restated that he is only allowed at home, church, to see a doctor or to see his attorney.

Kent is free on bond on charges of rape and sodomy. His arrest was a part of the investigation into a sex ring that spanned multiple people and two counties.

Kent's case has been bound over to a grand jury.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 29, 2012, 07:14:28 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/10/judge_declines_to_revoke_bail.html

Judge declines to revoke bail for Mobile man accused of raping niece
 
By Brendan Kirby | bkirby@al.com
on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM, updated October 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM

MOBILE, Alabama – A Mobile County judge this morning denied a request by prosecutors to revoke bail for a man accused of raping of his niece.

Authorities arrested Dustin Alton Kent last week after an electronic monitoring device he was wearing indicated that he left his home without permission on four consecutive days. His attorney claimed the defendant was the victim of a malfunctioning Global Positioning System device.

“He’s a threat to the community,” Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Kristy Dugan said in court. “He’s dangerous, which is why he was put on electronic monitoring in the first place.”

Kent is the uncle of missing teenager Brittney Wood, who disappearance earlier this year garnered widespread attention.

 ::snipping2::

District Judge George Hardesty set Kent free and ordered him to follow the same conditions of bail, which includes having no contact with the alleged victim or other minors, except for immediate relatives. He first made sure that authorities had no allegations that Kent had violated the no-contact order.

“I don’t want to see you down here again on bond,” the judge said.

 ::snipping2::

“Mr. Kent absolutely, categorically denies leaving his house,” Beck told the judge.

Beck said his client’s wife was prepared to testify that her husband has muscular dystrophy and does not get up in the middle of the night. A woman who lives in a trailer home where the GPS device indicated that Kent went also would testify that he never was there, the attorney said.

“I have yet to see a piece of technology that is perfect,” he said.

Beck said outside the courtroom that he believes his client has undergone greater scrutiny because of the nature of the charges and the media attention they have attracted.

 ::snipping2::

Kent could face a life prison sentence if convicted of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.   


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on October 30, 2012, 10:09:54 AM
Judge Allows Man to Keep Bail After Hearing
Updated: 10/29 5:46 pm

(MOBILE, Ala.) A man the Mobile County District Attorney says is dangerous will not have his bail revoked.

Dustin Kent was in court Monday morning.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.local15tv.com/mostpopular/story/Judge-Allows-Man-to-Keep-Bail-After-Hearing/P7X-POsckE6SiBIiB-kAiw.cspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 19, 2012, 09:18:14 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Group-Resumes-Search-for-Brittney-Wood/AWCn6DxlQkCjbDvQ4O-P_w.cspx

Group Resumes Search for Brittney Wood
Video

Search Continues for Brittney Wood
Group Resumes Search for Brittney Wood
         
Print Story Published: 12:53 pm Share Updated: 6:41 pm
(TILLMAN'S CORNER, Ala.) -- It's been six months since Brittney Wood, 19, disappeared.

Monday a Florida Search Team resumed their search for the young mother, after receiving a tip from police.

The Klaas Kids Foundation from Pensacola searched three remote areas along Tillman's Corner -- Rangeline Road, Nevius Road and Dozier Lane -- hoping to find Wood.

Family members believe foul play was involved in Brittney's disappearance, and they do not believe she will be found alive.

"With the sex crimes and the family stuff going on, and all that entails, her uncle Donnie shooting himself with Brittney's gun, and just nothing of her's turning up, it's very unlikely in our minds," says Stephanie Hanke, Brittney's stepmother.

Crews will wrap up their search in Tillman's Corner Monday night.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 19, 2012, 09:19:40 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Group-Resumes-Search-for-Brittney-Wood/AWCn6DxlQkCjbDvQ4O-P_w.cspx

Group Resumes Search for Brittney Wood
Video

Search Continues for Brittney Wood
Group Resumes Search for Brittney Wood
         
Print Story Published: 12:53 pm Share Updated: 6:41 pm
(TILLMAN'S CORNER, Ala.) -- It's been six months since Brittney Wood, 19, disappeared.

Monday a Florida Search Team resumed their search for the young mother, after receiving a tip from police.

The Klaas Kids Foundation from Pensacola searched three remote areas along Tillman's Corner -- Rangeline Road, Nevius Road and Dozier Lane -- hoping to find Wood.

Family members believe foul play was involved in Brittney's disappearance, and they do not believe she will be found alive.

"With the sex crimes and the family stuff going on, and all that entails, her uncle Donnie shooting himself with Brittney's gun, and just nothing of her's turning up, it's very unlikely in our minds," says Stephanie Hanke, Brittney's stepmother.

Crews will wrap up their search in Tillman's Corner Monday night.

 ::snipping2::

There was no date on the article, but I copied this from the video on the same story.

Nov. 19, 2012. 06:01 PM EST [1:13]


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 19, 2012, 09:23:53 PM
http://wkrg.com/ar/5002108/

Search Crews Continue to Look for Brittney Wood

Crews Search Tillman's Corner for Brittney Wood (Added: November 19, 2012)
 
By: Lauren Vargas
Published: November 19, 2012

MOBILE, Ala. --
A small but dedicated group from KlaasKIDS set out on their latest search for Brittney Wood on Monday morning. The team split into groups around Tillman's Corner using search dogs, looking for any clues about the young woman's disappearance.

"She went missing with jean shorts, she had a pink and teal backpack with her, so those are all items that we're looking for," said Brad Dennis with KlaasKIDS. "But we're also looking for anything that's just out of the normal."

The now 20-year-old mother has been missing for more than five months, but her stepmom Stephanie Hanke says she'll never stop looking for her daughter.

"We can't give up, got to keep looking for her. I would hope nobody would give up on me," said Hanke.

The support group KlaasKIDS has helped Brittney's family since she was first reported missing.

"Part of this is a process of elimination," said Dennis. "Eliminate as many key areas as we possibly can. If we find nothing, then that's still critical to the investigators because they can rule that out and start focusing in other places."

Much of their search on Monday focused on Dozier Lane in Tillman's Corner, where Brittney's brother, Derek, led authorities on a chase last month. He had failed to show up for his scheduled corrections meeting, and cut off his ankle monitor device.

 ::snipping2::

Search crews and family hope they can find some closure to Brittney's case before the holidays.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 19, 2012, 09:51:18 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/mobile_county/klaaskids-searching-for-brittney-wood

Baldwin County search continues for missing woman
Family still offering $1,500 reward

Updated: Monday, 19 Nov 2012, 4:34 PM CST
Published : Monday, 19 Nov 2012, 11:47 AM CST

April Douglas
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The search for missing teenager Brittney Wood has turned its focus to the Rangeline Road area.

Monday, volunteers with Klaaskids combed a wooded area in Tillman's corner looking for any sign of the missing 20-year-old.

Stepmother Stephanie Hanke said she is losing hope that Brittney will be found alive. She also said the holidays will be tough, especially for Brittney's young daughter.

"Thanksgiving is in just a few days. Peyton is asking for her mom more and more. It is going to be hard, but we are going to have to make it, for Peyton," Hanke said.

Brad Dennis with Klaaskids said volunteers understand the task at hand.

"They understand we are looking for Brittney... but Brittney went missing wearing a tank top blue jeans shorts, and white flip flops. Those are also items we are looking for," said Dennis.

The 10 volunteers searched about 30 acres all with one mission: to find Brittney Wood. Hanke said the location is based on cell phone records of Brittney's late uncle, Donald Holland.

Mysteriously missing since May

Since then, several members of Wood's family have been arrested for sex crimes, including her own brother. Dennis said the search was planned for Monday based on information gathered from an investigation by Mobile Police.

The Rangeline Road area was spotlighted by MPD, according to Dennis. Hanke said it is the same area where Wood's brother, Derek, removed his ankle monitor while running from police in October.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 19, 2012, 10:28:40 PM
Thank you, Texasmom, for the many updates.   ::MonkeyKiss::
It's good to know that they are still looking for Brittney.  I hope that she is found soon.  What a family...unreal.  ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on November 20, 2012, 01:19:16 PM
Sick, sick family.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 21, 2012, 01:49:29 AM
Sick, sick family.

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 21, 2012, 01:59:55 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/11/search_teams_find_no_sign_of_m.html

Search teams find no sign of missing mother Brittney Wood
 By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
on November 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM, updated November 20, 2012 at 10:33 AM

MOBILE, Alabama -- After searching about 30 acres of land in Tillmans Corner, search crews found no sign of missing mother Brittney Wood, 20, on Monday.

"At this point, it's all about the investigation until they uncover something that would lead to another search," said Brad Dennis, national search director for the Klaas Kids Foundation.

Near Rangeline Road, a team of searchers and dogs looked for signs of Wood, including the clothing she was last seen in.

"Right now, it's a process of elimination," Dennis said.

In June, Dennis headed a team of volunteers and law enforcement in Baldwin County's Styx River Basin, searching for Wood.

Wood was last seen on May 30 when she told friends she was going to visit her uncle, Donald Holland, at a home where he was staying near Styx River in south Baldwin County. She was 19 at the time.

Two days later Holland killed himself, according to Fairhope police.

Wood was reported missing on June 2, when family members couldn't get a hold of her while trying to tell her about her uncle's death.

The search was prompted by a tip from the Mobile Police Department. Although Dennis didn't know what exactly the tip was, the acres searched included the area where Brittney Wood's brother, Derek Wood, led authorities on a chase in October.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 30, 2012, 03:19:56 PM
Video at link

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/nov/29/br-ar-5075693/

Brittney Wood's Aunt Accused of More Sex Crimes
Published: November 29, 2012 Updated: November 29, 2012 - 4:25 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama --
After being arrested in August, Wendy Holland showed up for court Thursday morning expecting to go to trial on misdemeanor child endangerment charges but a grand jury changed everything according to assistant district attorney Teresa Heinz.

"The grand jury met and has indicted her on the child endangerment charge as well as sodomy on a child less than 12, sex abuse on a child less than 12, as well as sexual torture."

Her trial never happened. Instead she was re-arrested on felony charges and led to jail in handcuffs. "Any time we have child victims things come out in piecemeal. That's been the case here."


The sex abuse investigation started at the first of the year and so far five relatives and a friend have all been arrested on numerous sex abuse charges involving children 12 and under.

Wendy holland now joins her stepson Donald Holland, Jr., her nephew, Derek Wood, Dustin Kent, Randy Wood and William Brownlee with charges ranging from incest and rape to sodomy and sexual abuse.

"It's going to be a long road, and unfortunately I believe it will be an even longer road ahead and for us and for our victim," says Heinz.

And then there's the Brittney Wood connection. The teenaged mom missing since May after Donnie Holland, Wendy's husband, killed himself. The investigation into her disappearance continues.

"I think bits and pieces are separate and bits and pieces are tied together," says Heinz.

Both investigations are not over yet and prosecutors say there could be even more twists and turns ahead.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on November 30, 2012, 04:39:39 PM
What horrible, horrible people!!!   :smt011  The things they subjected children to, is just atrocious!  And to think there's probably a lot more.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  Poor, poor children. 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Buckeye on November 30, 2012, 05:49:58 PM
What horrible, horrible people!!!   :smt011  The things they subjected children to, is just atrocious!  And to think there's probably a lot more.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  Poor, poor children. 


 ::rhino:: ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 30, 2012, 08:34:46 PM
What horrible, horrible people!!!   :smt011  The things they subjected children to, is just atrocious!  And to think there's probably a lot more.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  Poor, poor children. 


 ::rhino:: ::rhino::

ITA!   ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad::

I'm not surprised at all at the new charges, I'm only disappointed it took so long.

From my observations of Wendy, she's a monster folks...plain and simple!  Did you watch the video of her in court?  Who laughs and chews gum like they don't have a care in the world while they're in court for child endangerment charges?

I'm glad the grand jury came through for the victims...all of them.  That woman needs to stay behind bars so that others (that I feel certain exist) feel safe to come forward as well.  But it won't surprise me if she bonds out quickly.  I hope to goodness law enforcement is following the money as well with these people!

Every day these sickos spend with their own children is an injustice!  I don't really know what the current arrangements are for Wendy Wood's children, but I read a while ago that her daughter was removed from the home because of the investigation but the boys stayed in the home with Wendy.  WTH?  Dustin Kent has repeatedly bailed out on his charges and goes home to be with his wife (Wendy's loyal twin sister Mendy) and their son!  WTH?

It just infuriates me.   ::MonkeyWaa::

I think Brittney knew a LOT and could/would have been a vital witness in the sex crimes investigation, and I believe that is why she "disappeared".  I hope she's alive, but sadly I doubt it very seriously.

JMO


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 30, 2012, 08:43:38 PM
 ::MonkeyGavel::

http://www.fox10tv.com//dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/wendy-holland-indicted-on-more-sex-charges

 ::snipping2::

If Holland is able to make bond, she will not be allowed to have contact with the victim or any child under the age of 18.

 ::snipping2::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 30, 2012, 08:59:33 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=254724114656019&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
Yesterday
Wendy Wood Holland mugshot from BCSO booking on 11/29/12

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/c58.0.843.403/p843x403/12583_254724114656019_233431044_n.png)


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on December 01, 2012, 11:04:26 AM
::MonkeyGavel::

http://www.fox10tv.com//dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/wendy-holland-indicted-on-more-sex-charges

 ::snipping2::

If Holland is able to make bond, she will not be allowed to have contact with the victim or any child under the age of 18.

 ::snipping2::




 ::justice2NJ::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 01, 2012, 05:26:17 PM
If the information at this link is correct, she's still in jail.

http://bcsonline.co.baldwin.al.us/smartweb/jail.aspx#

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 01, 2012, 05:49:58 PM
http://bcsonline.co.baldwin.al.us/smartweb/jail.aspx#

(http://bcsonline.co.baldwin.al.us/smartweb/ViewImage.aspx?ecsoid=BCSO12MNI001817)

HOLLAND, WENDY WOOD   (W / FEMALE)
Status:   In Jail
Booking No:    BCSO12JBN007817
Booking Date:    11/29/2012 10:45:30
Age On Booking Date:    33
Bond Amount:   $200000.00
CELL Assigned:
Facility: BCSO , Dorm: Y , Pod: Y , Cell No: 002 Visitation Schedule
Address Given:    7041 MARLE RD MOBILE AL 36619
CHARGES
STATUTE   CASENO   CHARGE   DEGREE   LEVEL   BOND
13A-6-63   CASE0001 (BALDWIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE)   SODOMY FIRST DEGREE   F   F   $200000.00

http://www.mugshotsworld.com/dustin-alton-kent

(http://www.mugshotsworld.com/photos/2012/6/19/dustin-alton-kent.jpg)

Offender Name: DUSTIN ALTON KENT

Arrested On: 06/19/2012 20:45:19

Alias1: Dustin Kent

Alias2: Dustin A Kent

Booking ID: BCSO12JBN004044

Charge:

SODOMY FIRST DEGREE
RAPE SECOND DEGREE
 0  0  0
Age: 36

Address: 7041 MARLE RD MOBILE AL 36619

Sex: MALE

Arrest Status: Released


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Northern Rose on December 05, 2012, 01:53:45 PM
Brittney Wood family member facing more charges
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 1:09 pm | Updated: 2:58 pm, Mon Dec 3, 2012.

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama -- A family member of a missing teen mom last seen in the Styx River area is facing additional charges in an ongoing sexual abuse investigation in Baldwin County.

Wendy Wood Holland, 33, of Bay Minette, was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

The Baldwin County District Attorney’s office has confirmed that when she appeared in court to face that charge on Thursday she was indicted on additional charges, including sodomy of a child less than 12, sex abuse of a child less than 12 and sexual torture.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/area_news/article_08004596-3d7d-11e2-bdb4-001a4bcf887a.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on December 05, 2012, 02:35:30 PM
Brittney Wood family member facing more charges
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 1:09 pm | Updated: 2:58 pm, Mon Dec 3, 2012.

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama -- A family member of a missing teen mom last seen in the Styx River area is facing additional charges in an ongoing sexual abuse investigation in Baldwin County.

Wendy Wood Holland, 33, of Bay Minette, was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

The Baldwin County District Attorney’s office has confirmed that when she appeared in court to face that charge on Thursday she was indicted on additional charges, including sodomy of a child less than 12, sex abuse of a child less than 12 and sexual torture.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/area_news/article_08004596-3d7d-11e2-bdb4-001a4bcf887a.html

BBM
Scum of the earth.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 13, 2012, 03:56:18 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/derek_wood_ordered_to_remain_i.html#incart_river_default

Derek Wood -- brother of Brittney Wood -- ordered to remain in jail without bail
 By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com
on December 05, 2012 at 4:14 PM, updated December 05, 2012 at 4:51 PM

(http://media.al.com/live/photo/11307948-small.jpg)
Derek Wood

BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- A judge ordered a man charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy to remain in jail without bail today.

Derek Wood, 21, of Mobile, appeared before Judge James Reid this afternoon for a bail hearing.

Wood is the brother of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since May.

The Wood family is the target of an ongoing sex abuse investigation.

Several family members have been arrested, including last week when Wendy Wood Holland, 33, was arrested in connection with an indictment.

A grand jury has indicted Holland on charges of child endangerment, sodomy of a child less than 12, sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and sexual torture. Holland is in the Baldwin County Corrections Center under a bail of $200,000.

Wood was arrested in July on the rape and sodomy charges. He was later released from the Baldwin County Corrections Center on a bail of $10,000.

Wood went back to jail in October and his bond was revoked after he was involved in a chase with Baldwin deputies.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 13, 2012, 03:58:36 AM
https://www.facebook.com/notes/world-wide-search-for-the-truth-about-brittney-wood/charges-indictments/256915627770201

Charges & Indictments
by World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 9:50am ·


KENT, DUSTIN ALTON  (August 2nd – MPD)
 
Section 13A-6-61 - Rape in the first degree (CLASS A FELONY).  (1) He or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex by forcible compulsion; or  (2) He or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated; or  (3) He or she, being 16 years or older, engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is less than 12 years old.
_________________________________________________________________________________
KENT, DUSTIN ALTON (June 19th)
WOOD, DEREK THOMAS (July 13th)
KENT, DUSTIN ALTON (July 16th)
HOLLAND, DONALD PAUL (Jr.) (July 17th)
 
Section 13A-6-62 - Rape in the second degree (CLASS B FELONY). (1) Being 16 years old or older, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex less than 16 and more than 12 years old; provided, however, the actor is at least two years older than the member of the opposite sex.  (2) He or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective.
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HOLLAND, WENDY WOOD (November 29th) (Indicted)
 
Section 13A-6-69.1 - Sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old (CLASS B FELONY). (a) A person commits the crime of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old if he or she, being 16 years old or older, subjects another person who is less than 12 years old to sexual contact.
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HOLLAND, DONALD PAUL (Jr.) (July 17th)
BROWNLEE, WILLIAM BONNY (July 22nd)
WOOD, RANDALL SCOTT (June 19th)
 
Section 13A-6-67 - Sexual abuse in the second degree (CLASS A MISDEMEANOR).  (1) He subjects another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent by reason of some factor other than being less than 16 years old; or  (2) He, being 19 years old or older, subjects another person to sexual contact who is less than 16 years old, but more than 12 years old.
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HOLLAND, WENDY WOOD (November 29th) (Indicted)
 
Section 13A-6-65.1 - Sexual torture (CLASS A FELONY).  (1) By penetrating the vagina or anus or mouth of another person with an inanimate object by forcible compulsion with the intent to sexually torture or to sexually abuse.  (2) By penetrating the vagina or anus or mouth of a person who is incapable of consent by reason of physical helplessness or mental incapacity with an inanimate object, with the intent to sexually torture or to sexually  abuse.  (3) By penetrating the vagina or anus or mouth of a person who is less than 12 years old with an inanimate object, by a person who is 16 years old or older with the intent to sexually torture or to sexually abuse.
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KENT, DUSTIN ALTON (June 19th)
KENT, DUSTIN ALTON (August 2nd – MPD)
HOLLAND, WENDY WOOD (November 29th) (Indicted)
 
Section 13A-6-63 - Sodomy in the first degree (CLASS A FELONY).  (1) He engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion; or (2) He engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated; or (3) He, being 16 years old or older, engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is less than 12 years old.
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WOOD, RANDALL SCOTT (June 19th)
KENT, DUSTIN ALTON (July 16th)
BROWNLEE, WILLIAM BONNY (July 22nd)
WOOD, DEREK THOMAS (July 13th)
 
Section 13A-6-64 - Sodomy in the second degree (CLASS B FELONY).   (1) He, being 16 years old or older, engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person less than 16 and more than 12 years old.  (2) He engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective.
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HOLLAND, DONALD PAUL (Jr.) (July 17th)
WOOD, RANDALL SCOTT (June 19th)
KENT, DUSTIN ALTON (July 16th)
 
Section 13A-13-3 – Incest (CLASS C FELONY).  (a) A person commits incest if he marries or engages in sexual intercourse with a person he knows to be, either legitimately or illegitimately:  (1) His ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or  (2) His brother or sister of the whole or half-blood or by adoption; or  (3) His stepchild or stepparent, while the marriage creating the relationship exists; or  (4) His aunt, uncle, nephew or niece of the whole or half-blood.  (b) A person shall not be convicted of incest or of an attempt to commit incest upon the uncorroborated testimony of the person with whom the offense is alleged to have been committed.
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HOLLAND, WENDY WOOD (August 22nd) (Indicted)
 
Section 13A-13-6 – Endangering the welfare of a child (CLASS A MISDEMEANOR).  (1) He or she knowingly directs or authorizes a child less than 16 years of age to engage in an occupation involving a substantial risk of danger to his life or health; or  (2) He or she, as a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than 18 years of age, fails to exercise reasonable diligence in the control of such child to prevent him or her from becoming a "dependent child" or a "delinquent child," as defined in Section 12-15-1.



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on December 13, 2012, 09:04:37 AM
If i am reading the above article correct...then Wendy and her husband may have had charge of a mentally unstable child and planned to take her off for the family to abuse and stand around and watch? This woman also abused the child with an inanimate object for their pleasure? What sick bastards! Rot in jail and before you rot I hope someone does to you what you did to that poor baby. I hope everyone stands around to watch and nobody helps you!  How many others did this happen to?  I guess poor Brittney knew too much and someone was afraid she would testify?!


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KittyMom on December 13, 2012, 05:14:46 PM
What kind of people are these?  I mean really.  This goes far beyond dysfunction. 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on December 13, 2012, 05:19:24 PM
What kind of people are these?  I mean really.  This goes far beyond dysfunction. 

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Buckeye on December 17, 2012, 08:26:17 AM
Press Conference Today:  Monday December 17th:

(BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala.) - Local 15 News has learned that one of the men heading the search for missing teen mom Brittney Wood will be speaking out Monday.

Wood disappeared in May and hasn't been heard from or seen since. She said she was going to visit her uncle. That uncle killed himself two days later.

Brad Dennis said he has some new information surrounding the case
. We'll let you know what happens.

http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/New-Information-Expected-in-Brittney-Wood-Case/mD55-2jaik2_ADwfCxf_Fg.cspx?rss=217


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on December 17, 2012, 09:08:57 AM
Thanks Buckeye - maybe one of them talked?


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 17, 2012, 10:37:29 AM
Thanks Buckeye - maybe one of them talked?

Hope so, it's been too long.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 17, 2012, 10:40:59 AM
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=261689630626134&id=225242460937518

Stephanie Staley Hanke
Brad Dennis (KlaasKids) will be holding a press conference today @ Chessie's house @2pm. They have created new flyers. In hopes to keep Brittney's name out there and keep her case alive until she is found! Payton needs to know what happened to her Momma! God Bless.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 17, 2012, 07:43:26 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/brittney_wood_search_group_and.html

Brittney Wood: Search group and family urge hunters to watch for signs of missing Mobile mother

By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
on December 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM, updated December 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM

MOBILE, Alabama -- New fliers are set to encourage seasonal hunters to keep their eyes peeled for signs of missing Mobile mother Brittney Wood, who has been missing since May.

The fall hunting season started in November, closing off access to parts of Mobile and Baldwin counties that could hold the key to finding Wood.

"It's Christmas Season, it's also hunting season, which also unfortunately for us means that there's less area that we can actually go in and conduct searches just due to the hunters in the fields," said Brad Dennis, national search director for the Klaas Kids Foundation.

The group has been part of the search for Wood since shortly after her disappearance. Since June, they have organized 41 searches from Grand Bay, Ala., to Robertsdale, Ala.

A flier urging hunters to keep their eyes peeled for signs of missing Mobile mother Brittney Wood, 20, was released by Klaas Kids on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Most recently, the group searched for signs of her near Rangeline Road.

Now, the group will be distributing fliers with information on Wood and what she was last seen wearing to sporting shops and hunting clubs in hopes of generating new leads.

"We do have a lot of information -- and the investigation has a lot of information -- but unfortunately all of that information doesn't give us any answers, it just brings more questions," Dennis said. "Every ounce of information we've received just continually spreads out our search areas."

Chessie Wood, Brittney Wood's mother, urged people to spread the word and bring her daughter home for Christmas.

"Any hunter that sees anything that does not belong -- they know what they see every season -- please let somebody know," she said through tears.

"There [are] people, I do believe, that [have] knowledge of Brittney's disappearance. Please, please come forward and tell me where my baby is."

Christmas is Brittney Wood's favorite holiday, according to her mother. In an effort to bring her Christmas spirit into the fold, Chessie Wood has decorated her tree with various pictures of Brittney Wood's favorite Christmases.

"That's how I get to spend this Christmas with Brittney," Chessie Wood said.

"It has been six and a half months since Brittney's been missing. If you know anything -- I don't care how small it is -- please, please let somebody know. 'Cause I really do believe that certain people know what happened to my daughter."

The family is looking into getting professional help for Brittney Wood's 2-year-old daughter, Payton, who still believes her mother went off to the store.

"Nobody knew what to do, I mean, what do we tell a 2-year-old?" Chessie Wood said. "We thought this was going to be very short-lived, we're just going to find Brittney, y'know, where ever and bring her home.

"And now she's saying 'my mama's been at the store a very long time, I think she's buying everything in the store. Can you tell her to come home?'"

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 02:57:28 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/mother_of_brittney_wood_misinf.html

Mother of Brittney Wood 'misinformed;' remains in Lillian may be missing Mobile woman
 By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
on December 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM, updated December 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

LILLIAN, Alabama -- After hearing a false report on a local TV station, mother of missing woman Brittney Wood believed remains found in Baldwin County were not those of her daughter.

"I was misinformed," Chessie Wood, Brittney Wood's mother, said. "Brittney Wood has not been ruled out."

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has yet to release the identity of the person found in Lillian.

"We don't have any updates since what we released yesterday," said Maj. Anthony Lowery, public information officer for the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. "We have no comment on who the person is."

Chessie Wood said she heard her daughter's disappearance was not related to the body found in Lillian during a report on a local TV station.

"There're a lot of things being reported, but we haven't released any more information," Lowery said.

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Lowery said BCSO was called Monday night after possible human remains were found in Lillian. Investigators had to wait until daylight to search the area, where they found the remains.

They have been sent to the Baldwin County Coroner's Office. They will also be sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Mobile, according to Lowery.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 03:00:00 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/wood-no-positive-id-on-remains-yet

Lillian remains not confirmed or denied as missing mother
Updated: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 6:01 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 1:58 PM CST

Renee Dials
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The mother of Brittney Wood said on Wednesday she does not know if human remains found in Baldwin County are those of her daughter.

Chessie Wood told FOX10 News she is hoping test results will reveal more information about the remains found in Lillian. She said family members were told that could take a few days.

The skeletal remains were discovered on Tuesday in a wooded area in the Lillian Community in Baldwin County. The remains were apparently scattered.

They have since been turned over to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Mobile.

This is the first Christmas since Wood disappeared.  But, instead of holiday cheer her mother Chessie Wood is shedding more tears.   Wood found out Tuesday about the skeletal remains found in Lillian.

"So, it hit hard, you know.  I went outside, and I told my husband that they had found somebody," Wood said.

Wood said she definitely wants to know who the remains belong to, but she said she still has conflicted emotions about it.

"We don't know what to pray for anymore. We don't know if we want it to be her, so we can bring her home for her baby, or it not be her and we still have the hope that she's still alive. We don't know what to want anymore," she said.

Brittney's stepmother Stephanie Hanke said they've been told by investigators tests results could take a few days.

"From what we were told, we're waiting on DNA. Until I hear it from the detectives or y'all report who the remains belong to, I won't believe it," Hanke said.

And, Chessie Wood said investigators have her DNA and other means to determine whether or not the remains are Brittney's.

"I know a lot of times they can take DNA out of certain parts of skeletal remains.  I turned over her dental records, and she's a little tiny girl.  She may very well be mistaken for a child if she was found in that condition," Wood said.

But for now the family is waiting.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 03:03:26 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/bcso-investigates-human-remains

BCSO continues investigation into human remains found in Lillian
Updated: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 6:01 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 10:41 AM CST

John Rogers

LILLIAN, Ala. (WALA) - Baldwin County authorities were still tight-lipped on Wednesday about the discovery of human remains off a dirt road in Lillian.

Deputies started an investigation on Monday and crews have been combing the area throughout the day.

The remains were spotted in a grassy area about 200-feet from Route Rd. in Lillian.

Baldwin County deputies got the call on Monday — a teenager made a gruesome discovery among some overgrown grass, and brought his dad and neighbor Buford Baily to take a look.

Baily said, "Skeleton, and other human remains. Yes. It was primarily a skeleton."

So, for the past few days, the sheriff's office has been investigating. The remains were sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Mobile.

We're told by a neighbor that this lot has been abandoned for a couple of years.

Neighbor Larry Price said, "[It would] be a good place to put [a body] back here. They put a lot of dogs out here. Cats, dogs, stuff like that."

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Over the past few months, no one has noticed any suspicious activity around here, but they're hopeful this case is solved.

"I hope they find out what happened and who did it. A lot of times, they don't find out who done it. It's a shame though,” said Price.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 03:12:20 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/skeletal_remains_found_in_lill.html

Skeletal remains found in Lillian may belong to a female
By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com
on December 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM, updated December 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM

The skeletal remains found scattered across land in Lillian earlier this week probably belong to a female, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said.

The identity of the person and how the person died still is not known, he said.

The sheriff said nothing has come up in the investigation to make investigators believe the remains belong to Brittney Wood, who has been missing since leaving her mother's Theodore home May 30. Wood was 19 years old the last time she was seen.

"I can't tell you 100 percent that it's not Brittney Wood, but I can tell you that there is nothing at this time that makes us think that it is either," Mack said.

Mack said investigators have reached out to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office since Lillian is close to the Florida line. Lillian is an unincorporated Baldwin County community that sits west of the Florida line and east of Foley.

The area where the remains were found is along Route Road. The road sits between Baldwin 91 and Baldwin 99 and is south of U.S. 98.

Two boys were riding four-wheelers Monday afternoon when one of the boys noticed a bone. The boy told his father about the bone after going home, Mack said.

"The dad ends up taking a look at it and says, 'That could be human,"' the sheriff said. "They called the Sheriff's Office."

Deputies went to the scene but decided to wait until daylight to search the area. Deputies spent Tuesday and today at the site looking for remains.

Other than the remains belonging to a female, Mack said there is little else known about them. He said the person's age, height, weight and race have yet to be determined.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 03:16:00 PM
Video

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/dec/19/l-ar-5203969/

Lillian Skeletal Remains Believed to be Female (Added: December 19, 2012)
A grisly discovery by some children on Monday has investigators searching for answers. (more)
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on December 22, 2012, 03:17:53 PM
i didnt realize how big baldwin county is

http://goo.gl/maps/s77oU

body and tillman
http://goo.gl/maps/w3c02


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 03:26:48 PM
i didnt realize how big baldwin county is

http://goo.gl/maps/s77oU

body and tillman
http://goo.gl/maps/w3c02

Thanks cw618!

I'm thinking the Lillian location would be even closer to where "Uncle Donnie's" place in the Styx River area was...



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 03:39:19 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=262690413859389&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1&relevant_count=1

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World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
William Bonny Brownlee is back in jail!!! Unsure if this means an indictment was returned by the Grand Jury or if he was arrested on new charges. We will update as soon as we know. It is looking more and more like it will be a very Merry Christmas. If we can get a few returned against Dustin Kent before the 25th that will definitely make it so!
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Stephanie Staley Hanke Yes he was indicted by the Grand Jury!!
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http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Alabama/Baldwin-County-AL/William-Bonny-Brownlee.32879146.html

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William Bonny Brownlee
The following Official Record of William Bonny Brownlee is being redistributed by Mugshots.com and is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights. This Official Record was collected from a Law Enforcement agency on 12/19/2012. Address herein provided within Official Records, visualization provided by Google Maps.

Booking No: BCSO12JBN008229
Mugshots.com ID: 32879146
Booking Date: 12/19/2012 at 14:24
Charges: N/A
Address: 428 South Shelton Beach Road, Eight Mile, AL 36613, USA


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 22, 2012, 03:43:36 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/authorities-await-remains-id

Mobile, Baldwin authorities closely watch Lillian remains
Updated: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 5:29 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 2:36 PM CST

Chasity Byrd
LILLIAN, Ala. (WALA) - Cpl Chris Levy said the Mobile Police Department gets hundreds of reports of people who are missing. He said many are found, but not all families are that lucky.

Levy said when the human remains were found in Baldwin County earlier this week, two cases came to mind.

"We have that open case involving Brittney Wood. Obviously there are some circumstances that led to Baldwin County back over to Mobile, and we still haven't located her," Levy said.

Then there's the case of missing 14-year-old Brittany Robinson .

"She was reported missing when her father took her for a visit, and he never returned her. He has since been arrested and won't talk about her location," Levy said.

Officials in Baldwin County also have two outstanding missing person investigations. Eric Winberg with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said one is from last year.

"The first was a Raymond "Scooter" Amison. He went missing in April of 2011," said Winberg.

Amison was last seen after he asked someone to drive him to a wooded area. Authorities at that time, said Amison could be suffering from mental impairment. Kay Sheehan is the second cold case. She vanished from her Robertsdale home in 2001.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on December 23, 2012, 03:29:05 AM
i didnt realize how big baldwin county is

http://goo.gl/maps/s77oU

body and tillman
http://goo.gl/maps/w3c02

Thanks cw618!

I'm thinking the Lillian location would be even closer to where "Uncle Donnie's" place in the Styx River area was...



if you look to the left midway from  LILLIAN, there is a town named foley
was one of the arrested fam mems from there

LILLIAN, Alabama and area of last cell ping
34 mile
http://goo.gl/maps/GCjyY


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 30, 2012, 12:33:00 AM
http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/dec/28/5/top-baldwin-county-stories-2012-ar-5258592/

Top Baldwin County Stories for 2012

By: DEBBIE WILLIAMS | WKRG
Published: December 28, 2012
Updated: December 28, 2012 - 5:54 PM

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In May, a young mother goes missing. "We're searching for our daughter and we don't know what to do."

The search for Brittney Wood near Styx River turned up nothing. She remains missing today.

Meanwhile a sex scandal involving her family members has led to at least five arrests and prosecutors say there could be more.

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http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/12/27/2012-top-videos-year-end

HLN On Air | See all 2247 items
The year in video: Top 5 stories of 2012
By Imaeyen Ibanga
updated 9:44 AM EST, Fri December 28, 2012
NEED TO KNOW
In Case You Missed Them: It's HLNtv.com's top 5 videos of the year
Here are the stories that resonated with you the most

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Brittney Wood went missing on May 30. She told her family she was going to visit her uncle. No one has seen the 19-year-old since. When her uncle returned home on June 1, he killed himself. It's still unclear if she ever met up with her uncle and this story of intrigue remains unresolved.

 ::snipping2::

(Video at the link)

 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 07, 2013, 02:57:57 AM
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=451047351628169&id=225242460937518


World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood · 673 like this
Friday at 11:41pm ·
Lillian remains update: Rest in Peace Nancy Craycraft. :(

FIND Nancy
On the 19th of December, human remains were found in Florida, close to two critical points in the case. Testing came back today. My mother has finally been found. Hopefully he can be prosecuted. Thank you everyone who shared this page. I will still have the donation fund set up at any first merit should anyone want to help with the final expenses. You need my name Ashley Marie Booth. Thank you for everyone's time. There may still be an update or two on this page, but the case has been solved.

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Gina Brauner This link says remains found in Florida but Lillian is in Alabama, isn't it?
Saturday at 10:49am via mobile · Like

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Yes, Lillian is in AL, it is just over the FL/AL border. I think that was just a typo from her daughter who lives out of state. I think Nancy lived in FL but traveled to an AL bar that was right near the border the night she went missing.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 13, 2013, 08:11:47 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=273314172797013&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1&relevant_count=1

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World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
COURT UPDATE: Dustin Alton Kent, Wendy Wood Holland, Donald Paul Holland, Jr., Randall Scott Wood and Derek Thomas Wood will appear in Judge Reed's Baldwin County Courtroom on Wednesday, January 16th at 9:00 AM.

It is our understanding they are scheduled for their 2nd arraignment to hear formal charges and enter their pleas. We are awaiting additional information on the exact schedule and will update accordingly.
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World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood Billy Brownlee is scheduled to appear on Jan 17th for a possible bail reduction hearing, we think... still confirming that. We think his 2nd arraignment is scheduled for the middle of February. We are just now hearing this information but wanted to share all that we know with everyone ASAP.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on February 10, 2013, 12:46:40 PM
https://www.facebook.com/notes/world-wide-search-for-the-truth-about-brittney-wood/please-read-share-brittney-nicole-wood-events-on-may-30-2012/280264315435332

PLEASE READ & SHARE - Brittney Nicole Wood Events on May 30, 2012

by World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:54pm ·

In an effort to reinvigorate the public's interest & support with the efforts to find Brittney we feel that it is in her best interest to repair some misconceptions and attempt to clear up some information concerning her disappearance.   The sex crimes investigations and the statements that her disappearance are unrelated have left a very negative impact on the public's perception and the need to find her.  It is unfortunate but not really surprising that the public believes she ran to get away from them, is somehow involved in the crimes and is avoiding prosecution or that she is just a runaway who took off without a single word to anyone. 
 
 
Brittney lived on her cell phone and on social media.  She has never been away from contact with at least a family member or close friend even when she was not at home with her family.  In other words, Brittney was never "off the grid".  She is far too social to be without a human connection of some kind for more than a couple of hours. She simply does not disappear into thin air without a trace.  People who are running away do not make dentist appointments.  They do not leave their family, their baby and the only friends who they have known their entire lives, from the only place they have ever lived, without any money, the gun they had for protection and without a single word to anyone.  Maybe an infinitesimally small number of people have but those people are unlike Brittney in so many ways.  It defies common sense and logic to assume otherwise.
 
 
Please take a moment to read the summary of events below and share with your friends and family.
 
Summary of Events
 
Brittney Nicole Wood did not run away.  Someone knows what happened to her and she deserves to be found.  Payton deserves to know where her mommy is and that she didn't abandon her. 
 
On May 30, 2012 Brittney made several calls and sent text messages to a few family members & friends throughout the day.  One of those calls was to schedule a dental/ortho appointment for early the following week.  She also made a few calls and exchanged several text messages with her uncle Donnie Holland. 
 
Donnie Holland picked up Brittney from Chessie, Mendy & Dustin's neighborhood around 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 30th.  Records show that Brittney & Donnie arrived together at the home where Donnie Holland was staying in Styx River around 8:20pm. 
 
Throughout the evening Brittney texts back & forth with a few friends until around 11:20pm.  After that time she does not answer any calls or texts she receives. Her cell phone dials her voicemail at 12:07am but disconnects after a few seconds.  This was the last time her phone pinged in the area of the Styx River home. 
 
There is no more activity or pings from her phone until 1:47am when a text message is sent from the Grand Bay exit off I-10.  This was also the last number she sent a text to about 40 minutes prior to the 12:07am VM call in Styx River.   Her phone never made another call, sent a text or pinged again. 
 
Donnie's phone left Styx River around the same time Brittney's phone accessed her voice mail at 12:07am, as noted above.  One hour later, his phone pinged in the Tillmans Corner area.  Donnie's phone never pinged in the Grand Bay area. 
 
Donnie sent Brittney a text early the next morning (May 31st), she does not reply.  That day and continuing over the next day and a half he sends her several text messages and calls her up until the morning he allegedly shoots himself with her gun on June 1st.  The shooting occurs around the same time he was expected to turn himself in to BCSO for the four month investigation into the same sex/molestation crimes as the others who have been indicted since her disappearance. 
 
Where is Brittney??????


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on February 10, 2013, 12:53:55 PM
https://www.facebook.com/notes/world-wide-search-for-the-truth-about-brittney-wood/brittneys-immediate-extended-family-members/276643549130742

Brittney's Immediate & Extended Family Members
by World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:06pm ·

Brittney's immediate relatives:
 
 
Wallace Hanke - father
Stephanie Hanke - stepmother
 
Chessie Wood - mother, sister of Sonya Wood, Scott Wood, Wendy Holland & Mendy Kent
Paul Houseknecht - "stepfather" (not technically married to Chessie)
 
*Derek Thomas Wood* - older brother, son of Wallace & Chessie
TJ Wood - younger brother, son of Wallace & Chessie
 
Payton - daughter, lives with her father & paternal great-grandmother, has liberal visitation with Wallace & Stephanie only, she is not one of the victims involved in the sex crimes and does not have any contact with the Wood family members.
 
 
Brittney's extended relatives:
 
 
Donald Paul Holland, Sr. - "Donnie", deceased maternal uncle by marriage to Wendy Holland, last person known to be with Brittney
*Wendy Wood Holland* - maternal aunt, twin sister of Mendy Kent, widow of Donald "Donnie" Holland, Sr.
 
Mendy Wood Kent - maternal aunt, twin sister of Wendy Holland, wife of Dustin Kent
*Dustin Alton Kent* - "Dusty", maternal uncle by marriage to Mendy Kent, brother-in- law of Donnie & Wendy Holland
 
*Donald Paul Holland, Jr.* -  "Paul", maternal step-cousin by marriage, son of Donnie Holland & stepson of Wendy Holland.
 
*Randall Scott Wood* - "Scott", maternal uncle
 
Sonya Wood - maternal aunt
 
Kim Aikin - paternal aunt, still maintains a close personal relationship with Chessie
 
 
Other:
 
 
*William Bonny Brownlee* - "Billy", close family friend of Donnie & Wendy Holland
Martha Hanson - "Marty", Billy's wife or longtime girlfriend, close family friend of Donnie & Wendy Holland
 
Will and Jennifer Moore - close family friends of Donnie & Wendy Holland, own the home at Styx River where Donnie was living and where Donnie & Brittney traveled to the evening he picked her up in Tillmans Corner.
 
 
*Individuals* who have been arrested and indicted on Sex Crime charges.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on February 10, 2013, 02:57:59 PM
im confused, B. the Oasis Travel Center,was the last ping,reported in june
now its reported @ A,is the last ping.  NOTE :i used the  steak house,as a
refrence point because its at a mall at the Grand Bay exit makes it easier
to locate the exit

B.on the map
Quote
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=13217.msg1528719#msg1528719
http://www.facebook.com/scott.wood.714?sk=wall
Every morning at 8:30 family and friends will gather at the Oasis Travel Center located on I-10
at the Wilcox Rd Exit 53. This is the last known location of her phone.


A.on the map
Quote
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=13217.msg1552322#msg1552322
https://www.facebook.com/notes/world-wide-search-for-the-truth-about-brittney-wood/please-read-share-brittney-nicole-wood-events-on-may-30-2012/280264315435332
Summary of Events
There is no more activity or pings from her phone until 1:47am when a text message is sent from the Grand Bay exit off I-10.  This was also the last number she sent a text to about 40 minutes prior to the 12:07am VM call in Styx River.   Her phone never made another call, sent a text or pinged again. 
----------------------------------------
A.LongHorn Steakhouse U.S. 90 Daphne, AL 36526,near the Grand Bay exit
B.Oasis Travel Center, 27801 County Road 64 #53, Robertsdale,which is near
styx river house/camp
18.3 mile between A and B
http://goo.gl/maps/H7JXE

Tillmans Corner,Grand Bay exit,Oasis Travel Center
http://goo.gl/maps/JZemR


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Nut44x4 on March 07, 2013, 03:09:55 PM
Man Discovers Human Skeletal Remains While Sifting Through Trash
Published: 3/04 11:11 pm
Updated: 8:00 am

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) The Mobile County Sheriff's Office is investigating after human remains were found in the Theodore area.

Deputies were called out to Dep Busby Road off Old Pascagoula Road Monday afternoon around 3 p.m.

"It was startling. It was mind boggling," said Robert Fisher, who made the disturbing discovery while searching for scrap metal in a field at the end of Dep Busby Road, an area commonly used for illegal dumping.

"There was some tin laying over there with some bags on top of it and when I pulled the bag up the skeleton rolled over sideways. When I saw the teeth that's what made me realize it was a skeleton and I kind of jumped off the pile," said Fisher.

Sheriff's deputies got the call from Fisher around 3 p.m.

They soon confirmed what he found was a human skull and several bones.

Investigators stayed on scene until the sun went down and will return Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.

"They will meticulously sift through the dirt and the surrounding areas to try and recover as many bones as possible and from there the remains will be taken to a state lab to attempt identification and cause of death," said Lt. Paul Burch, investigator with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.

The next step is pouring over local missing person cases.

One of the first that comes to many people's minds is Brittany Wood. The young mother disappeared May 30th and last lived in a home only five miles from where the bones were discovered Monday.
 ::snipping2::
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Man-Discovers-Human-Skeletal-Remains-While/BOmMy-83AU-HjBJij6H3bA.cspx


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on March 07, 2013, 03:32:16 PM
While it must have been a terrible experience for Mr. Fisher, perhaps the bones can be ID'd and family or friends will know where their loved one is.  I hope there is enough evidence to bring justice.  I believe Brittney Wood is no longer of this world and perhaps these are her remains.  Very sad.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on March 07, 2013, 08:27:20 PM
Tillmans Corner, AL - TO - Dep Busby Rd, Theodore, AL 36582
7.9 mile
http://goo.gl/maps/yR4Dr

couldnt believe it Gman could walk there
close up Dep Busby Rd, the only thing i see
http://goo.gl/maps/4Z9zK
house back down road
http://goo.gl/maps/pez0s

--------------------------
Deputies finish search for bones in Theodore; remains sent to forensics lab (updated)
By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
on March 05, 2013 at 4:53 PM, updated March 05, 2013 at 6:26 PM

 ::snipping2::
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County Sheriff's Office has completed a search in a Theodore field after a local found a human skull in the area Monday.

The bones will be sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for identification. The remains left no way of telling the deceased person's age, gender or any other identifying characteristics, according to Lt. Paul Burch of MCSO.

Burch said officials hope dental records can be used to identify the bones.
 ::snipping2::
Officials found a few more bones today during the search, which was prompted by a local who found a human skull while searching for scrap metal and cans in the area on Monday.

The field on Dep Busby Road is commonly used for illegal dumping
 ::snipping2::
The Klaas Kids Foundation, a national group which organizes searches for missing children, helped with the search. Brad Dennis, national search coordinator for the foundation, said he could not comment about what was found.
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/03/deputies_expect_bones_found_in.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on March 07, 2013, 10:28:23 PM
Thanks for the maps cw618!   ::HelloKitty::

Wow, this one's really close.

Wondering if this area was ever searched, and how long it will take to get an ID on the remains?

Sad...   ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Nut44x4 on March 11, 2013, 05:36:52 AM
Good questions...I am keeping my eyes peeled on this...


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on March 11, 2013, 10:00:39 AM
Good questions...I am keeping my eyes peeled on this...

Thanks Nut44x4!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on March 11, 2013, 02:36:47 PM
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=576594275684930&id=451298481547844

The Hometown search for Brittney Wood · 1,351 like this

about an hour ago ·

Over the past week I have tried to know what to write and I'm still not sure. We are waiting on the remains to be IDed not knowing how to feel, but wanting answers for Brittney's Baby Girl and for us. This one is tough over these past nine almost ten months there has been remains, skulls and bodies found in are area and we knew within 48 or less hours that it wasn't Brittney, this time it's been a week today and we know no more than we did on Tuesday of last week. Hanging on every word of the news reports listening for any detail to give any answer. But all we can do now is wait and Pray that this helps bring a family closure, if not mine then someone elses that is going through the same thing. Until we find Brittney we will continue to search and dig into everything we can she deserves that and I plan on giving that to her and Payton!


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on March 11, 2013, 02:49:55 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/pensacola/uwf-professor-examines-skeletal-remains

UWF professor examines human remains
Updated: Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013, 10:12 AM CST
Published : Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013, 7:32 PM CST

Russell Colburn

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - Two recent cases of human remains discovered in Alabama will be analyzed across the state line at the University of West Florida.

Dr. Joanne Curtin, a UWF associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, is looking into the remains found in Baldwin County on February 16 and the bones discovered in Mobile County Monday, March 4 .

Once she's done, she'll send a report to the medical examiner.

“It’s a collaborative effort; it’s not one person," Dr. Curtin said.  “I do the first step, just essentially telling them that they’re probably looking at, for example, an adult Caucasian female between the ages of 35 to 45 who might’ve been about 5’2.”  That’ll give them a starting place to look.”

Curtin said she’s often asked to provide an opinion on cause of death or how much time has passed since.

 ::snipping2::

“In terms of the biological profile, we do a lot of measurements.  The shape and the size of the skull, the shape and size of the pelvic girdle can give us a lot of information about sex, for example," Curtin said.  "That’s an important distinguishing characteristic.”

Curtin said identifying youngsters is easy since they’re bodies are still developing. Adults are much more difficult.

“We have to rely of degenerative changes, and those are highly idiosyncratic; they’re dependent on your lifestyle," Curtin said.  "We look at things like the degeneration of bones in the pelvic girdle, changes to the rib heads, for example- osteoarthritis- things of that nature that can help us narrow down the age of death for an adult.”

FOX10 News asked Curtin how long this process may take. She said it depends on the skeleton, how complete it is.

Curtin said for a full skeleton, it can take her several days to analyze the bones and produce a report.

But for fragmented remains like the ones found in Baldwin County, there’s only a limited amount of information that can be discovered.

Curtin knows that many anxiously await her discoveries, especially those with missing loved ones.

She said she has a responsibility to the public.

“We like to assist the community in any way we can, and this is part of the way we give back to our community," Curtin said.

Curtin will begin studying the two cases next week.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on March 14, 2013, 10:48:16 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/remains-identified-suspect-arrested

Remains identified, suspect arrested

Updated: Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 9:08 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 8:53 PM CDT

Paige Malone
Photojournalist: James McConatha

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in a nearly two year old case. Officials said human remains found off of Dep Busby Road earlier this month were identified early Thursday, March 14, as Michael Blue Watson.

Bryan Lewis Gibson has been charged with Watson's murder.

Watson was reported missing in April 2011. Deputies said Gibson has been a suspect for some time.

Once deputies identified the body, an arrest warrant was signed for Gibson.

Gibson was arrested Thursday evening.

During the course of the arrest, investigators said components of a meth lab along with Spice and drug paraphernalia were discovered in Gibson’s vehicle, and is facing felony drug charges.

Deputies also arrested Brandon Wayne Johnson on felony drug charges.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on March 14, 2013, 11:02:29 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/remains-identified-suspect-arrested

Remains identified, suspect arrested

Updated: Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 9:08 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 8:53 PM CDT

Paige Malone
Photojournalist: James McConatha

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in a nearly two year old case. Officials said human remains found off of Dep Busby Road earlier this month were identified early Thursday, March 14, as Michael Blue Watson.

Bryan Lewis Gibson has been charged with Watson's murder.

Watson was reported missing in April 2011. Deputies said Gibson has been a suspect for some time.

Once deputies identified the body, an arrest warrant was signed for Gibson.

Gibson was arrested Thursday evening.

During the course of the arrest, investigators said components of a meth lab along with Spice and drug paraphernalia were discovered in Gibson’s vehicle, and is facing felony drug charges.

Deputies also arrested Brandon Wayne Johnson on felony drug charges.


My condolences to the family and friends of Michael Blue Watson. After two years, they now know where he is.   I hope Brittney Wood's remains will be found soon and she can be laid to rest.  Perhaps there will be some forensic evidence to bring justice. 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 24, 2013, 02:59:24 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com//dpp/news/special_reports/special-report-missing-brittney

Special Report: Missing Brittney - The Untold Stories
Updated: Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013, 11:08 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013, 8:19 AM CDT

Andrew Perez
Photojournalist: James McConatha

(WALA) - For nearly a year, the disappearance of Brittney Wood has remained unsolved - with few answers or explanations.

At only 19-years-old, the mother of one vanished from her home in Mobile on May 30, 2012. She was last seen driving off with her uncle, Donald Holland.

 ::snipping2::

Local and national search crews spent months combing for clues.

The search continued as authorities arrested relative after relative in connection to an alleged child sex ring involving Brittney's family and friends.

Investigators said they had been looking to talk to Brittney about the sex crimes before she even went missing.

"We oftentimes look for that golden nugget. That one person that can make the difference in your case," said Detective Eric Winberg, former lead investigator on the family sex abuse investigation in Baldwin County. "In this particular case, Brittney Wood was that person. She was the person that could tell the whole story."

Its a story that technically began February 26, when investigators said Brittney's uncle, Randall Scott Wood, called authorities to report the family sex abuse.

Investigators, along with Brittney's mother, believe the missing teen was a victim herself. In fact, authorities believe Brittney was one of the only victims who knew that other children were being abused by numerous relatives.

The teenage mother went missing some three months after the sex crimes investigation began.

"I believe the sex crimes have everything to do with Brittney's disappearance. Everything," said Brittney's father, Wallace Hanke.

Detectives said Brittney's cell phone battery and handgun were found in Donald Holland's car after he was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

FOX10 is uncovering new details surrounding the disappearance of Brittney, including Facebook messages from Wood about the alleged sex abuse investigation. We're also tracking her last known whereabouts.

FOX10 News reporter Andrew Perez recently sat down with the Wood family, including  Brittney's father, who is speaking out for the first time.

Brittney's  brother, Derek, who was also arrested in the sex crimes investigation, is also opening up for the first time as well about the family sex abuse and his personal experiences.

We've also got never before seen video and tell-all interviews from family and investigators.

Missing Brittney: The Untold Story is set to air Monday, April 29 on FOX10 News at 9 p.m.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 24, 2013, 03:00:42 PM
It's about time!!!!  JMO

  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 24, 2013, 03:01:27 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com//dpp/news/special_reports/special-report-missing-brittney

Special Report: Missing Brittney - The Untold Stories
Updated: Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013, 11:08 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013, 8:19 AM CDT

Andrew Perez
Photojournalist: James McConatha

(WALA) - For nearly a year, the disappearance of Brittney Wood has remained unsolved - with few answers or explanations.

At only 19-years-old, the mother of one vanished from her home in Mobile on May 30, 2012. She was last seen driving off with her uncle, Donald Holland.

 ::snipping2::

Local and national search crews spent months combing for clues.

The search continued as authorities arrested relative after relative in connection to an alleged child sex ring involving Brittney's family and friends.

Investigators said they had been looking to talk to Brittney about the sex crimes before she even went missing.

"We oftentimes look for that golden nugget. That one person that can make the difference in your case," said Detective Eric Winberg, former lead investigator on the family sex abuse investigation in Baldwin County. "In this particular case, Brittney Wood was that person. She was the person that could tell the whole story."

Its a story that technically began February 26, when investigators said Brittney's uncle, Randall Scott Wood, called authorities to report the family sex abuse.

Investigators, along with Brittney's mother, believe the missing teen was a victim herself. In fact, authorities believe Brittney was one of the only victims who knew that other children were being abused by numerous relatives.

The teenage mother went missing some three months after the sex crimes investigation began.

"I believe the sex crimes have everything to do with Brittney's disappearance. Everything," said Brittney's father, Wallace Hanke.

Detectives said Brittney's cell phone battery and handgun were found in Donald Holland's car after he was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

FOX10 is uncovering new details surrounding the disappearance of Brittney, including Facebook messages from Wood about the alleged sex abuse investigation. We're also tracking her last known whereabouts.

FOX10 News reporter Andrew Perez recently sat down with the Wood family, including  Brittney's father, who is speaking out for the first time.

Brittney's  brother, Derek, who was also arrested in the sex crimes investigation, is also opening up for the first time as well about the family sex abuse and his personal experiences.

We've also got never before seen video and tell-all interviews from family and investigators.

Missing Brittney: The Untold Story is set to air Monday, April 29 on FOX10 News at 9 p.m.

Bump   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 26, 2013, 04:00:22 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/wood_holland_denied_youthful_o.html

Two Brittney Wood relatives denied youthful offender status
 By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com
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on April 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM, updated April 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM
 
Two men who were arrested last year in connection with a sex abuse investigation were denied youthful offender status today.

Derek Wood, 21, of Mobile, and Donald Holland Jr., 21, of Daphne, had youthful offender hearings before Circuit Court Judge Jody Bishop.

Bishop's ruling means Wood and Holland will be prosecuted as adults.

Wood is the brother of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since May 30. Brittney Wood was 19 years old when she disappeared.

(http://media.al.com/live/photo/11307948-small.jpg)
Derek Wood

Derek Wood was arrested in July on charges of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy. He was indicted on the charges in November.

Wood is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

(http://media.al.com/live/photo/12632738-small.jpg)
Donald Holland

Holland was arrested in July on charges of incest, second-degree rape and second-degree sexual abuse. He was indicted in November on two of the three charges — incest and second-degree rape.

Holland is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.

The courtroom was cleared for the hearing. Youthful offender hearings are held in private unless the defendants waive their right to confidentiality.

Youth offender status can be granted to a person charged with a crime that happened when the person was under 21 years old.

If Bishop had granted the requests of Wood and Holland to be granted youthful offender status, their punishment would have been capped at three years.

The Baldwin County District Attorney's Office said it could not discuss why Wood and Holland were denied youthful offender status.

Holland is free on bond.

Wood was released on bail after his arrest but was put back in jail in October. His bond was revoked.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 30, 2013, 02:18:56 AM
There are two videos at the link from tonight's newscasts.  They are disturbing but if you've been following this case you need to watch them.  There are a few things mentioned in them that aren't in the article.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/special_reports/special-report-missing-brittney

Special Report: Missing Brittney - The Untold Stories
Updated: Monday, 29 Apr 2013, 10:19 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013, 8:19 AM CDT

Andrew Perez
Photojournalist: James McConatha

(WALA) - For nearly a year, the disappearance of Brittney Wood has remained unsolved - with few answers or explanations.

At only 19-years-old, the mother of one vanished from her home in Mobile on May 30, 2012. She was last seen driving off with her uncle, Donald Holland, Sr.

 ::snipping2::

SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

The search continued as authorities arrested relative after relative in connection to an alleged child sex ring involving Brittney's family and friends. Investigators said they had been looking to talk to Brittney about the sex crimes before she even went missing.

"We oftentimes look for that golden nugget. That one person that can make the difference in your case," said Detective Eric Winberg, former lead investigator on the family sex abuse investigation in Baldwin County. "In this particular case, Brittney Wood was that person. She was the person that could tell the whole story."

It's a story that technically began February 26, 2012 when investigators said Brittney's uncle, Randall Scott Wood, called authorities to report the family sex abuse.

Investigators, along with Brittney's mother, believe the missing teen was a victim herself. Authorities believe Brittney was one of the only victims who knew that other children were being abused by numerous relatives as well.

For some, the abuse started at three-years-old and goes on to their adulthood,” said Det. Winberg.

THE CONVERSATION

In a series of Facebook messages investigators believe are between Brittney and one of the alleged victims, Brittney writes on May 27, "Hey beautiful. How are you? Tell me what's going on. I don't know what's true and what you said."

The alleged victim then identifies relatives Randall Scott Wood, Dustin Kent, and Donald Holland as abusers - writing in part: "They raped me."

The conversation continues for quite some time, sharing heartbreaking details. Brittney, however, ends it saying in part, "I love you. I'm sorry."


Photos: Missing Brittney

"I feel that that was their attempt to reach out to one another and say, 'Hey, this is what’s going on here,'" said Det. Winberg.

The alleged victim then writes repeatedly to Brittney on May 28 and again on May 30, with no response.

May 30 was the last time Brittney was seen alive, traveling with her uncle, Donald Holland, to a home in the Styx River area in Baldwin County.


THE UNCLE

"He was a very smart, charismatic, and manipulative individual. So I truly believe that, again, yes, he knew I was actively searching for her," said Winberg.

"He was always nice, smiling," said Brittney's father, Wallace Hanke. "You wouldn't know by looking at him and talking to him that he was a demon. That's all he was, was a demon."

FOX10 sat down with Brittney's parents, step-parents, and younger brother to talk about the cases.

When asked why they believe Brittney would get into a vehicle with Donald Holland, after speaking with one of the alleged victims, Brittney's mother replied, "I believe she got in that truck to confront Donnie and it went terribly wrong."

On June 1, two days after Brittney went missing, authorities said Holland drove to a dead end near his home in Fairhope and shot himself with Brittney's gun.

Her cell phone battery was also found in his truck.

Coincidentally, Holland was supposed to meet with Det. Winberg and the Department of Human Resources that day, to discuss the sex abuse allegations.

Authorities said he had been acting erratic hours before the suicide, and his wife reported him saying that he "didn’t want to go to jail for something he didn't do."

THE OTHER ARRESTS

In the weeks following his suicide, Holland's wife Wendy, Brittney's uncles Dustin Kent, Randall Scott Wood, family friend William Brownlee, Brittney's cousin Donald Holland, Jr. and even her brother Derek Wood, 21, was arrested in connection to the sex ring investigation.

DEREK WOOD

FOX10 spoke to Derek Wood, who remains in the Baldwin County Jail. He said the sex abuse ring actually began years ago.

"This all started whenever I was probably about seven-years-old and it continued throughout the years and led up from Donnie teaching me things. And whenever I was younger I would go over to his house and he had got me to do something that I wasn't proud of," said Derek from jail.

Detectives said Derek Wood's case is a sad one - a victim himself, turned suspect.

As he works through the legal case , he said his sister's disappearance is first on his mind.

"It's been pretty hard, man. I really just would like to find my sister. I mean, the jail time is hard but it's just time," said Derek. "I'm just sitting around praying that my sister comes home or we could find something about her."

BRITTNEY'S DISAPPEARANCE

Despite all the connections - the relatives, the messages, and Brittney's involvement - the Baldwin County Sheriff's office maintained her disappearance and the sex crimes investigation were not connected .

In the months that followed, at least four different law enforcement agencies became involved in the case.

Sources told FOX10 it was impossible to investigate one case without looking at the other. One reason for separating them, sources said, was to maintain perspective and maintain the integrity of each case.

ONE YEAR LATER

May 30, 2013 will mark one year since Brittney went missing from her home. It's a year her daughter Payton has spent asking questions as she lives with her father's grandparents, Dennis and Maxine Harris.

"You know, at some point if she asks me, I'll have to tell her," said Dennis Harris.

Authorities believe to solve the disappearance of Brittney Wood, someone will need to come forward - someone likely from within the family.

"I'll never, ever, ever give up that little piece of hope that she's alive," said Chessie Wood.

"If Brittney would have run away, she would have gotten her kid," said Brittney's younger brother TJ.

"It's going to come together just by other means," said Det. Winberg. "It'll take a little longer, it'll be a little more laborious, but at the end of the day were going to have the right people and we're going to have all of them."

Investigators have also looked at alternative theories in Brittney’s disappearance, and many are still out there searching.

Authorities have even sought help from deputies in Texas to check out leads and visit the homes of some of Brittney's out-of-state friends.

Meanwhile, several of the suspects in the sex crimes investigation are expected to go to trial in August 2013.

More arrests are expected as well.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 30, 2013, 02:42:00 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/generic/news/brittney-wood-donald-holland-cell-phone-pings

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BRITTNEY'S PHONE:

Lenardo Dr - Approx. 7:30 p.m.
Donald Holland picks Brittney up from her home on Lenardo Dr. on May 30.

Waterworld Rd. - Robertsdale
The two travel together to a home on Waterworld Rd. where Brittany text messages someone from 7:30 p.m. until the last message is sent at 11:23 p.m.

Tillmans Corner
It's now the early hours of May 31 and both phones are tracked to Tillmans Corner.

Grand Bay - Last signal from Wood
Brittney's phone is tracked to Grand Bay. A message goes out from her cell phone around 1:46 a.m. before her phone dies — the text of that message is unknown. Authorities said it was sent from Brittney's phone accidentally as she struggled with Donald Holland.


DONALD HOLLAND'S PHONE:

Lenardo Dr. - Approx. 7:30 p.m.
Donald Holland picks Brittney up from her home on Lenardo Dr. on May 30.

Waterworld Rd. Robertsdale
The two travel together to a home on Waterworld Rd. Donald Holland text messages someone periodically until around 10:33 p.m. His messages pick up again at midnight.

Tillmans Corner
It's now the early hours of May 31 and both phones are tracked to Tillmans Corner.

Baldwin County (exact location unknown)
Donald Holland's phone is later pinged in Baldwin County, after Brittney's phone is tracked to Grand Bay.

Fairhope
On June 1, Holland is tracked to Fairhope, where authorities say he shot himself to death.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 30, 2013, 07:36:38 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/special_reports/special-report-missing-brittney

From the Part 2 video:

 ::snipping2::

With Brittney Wood missing and Donald Holland dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound, investigators began digging through every detail of his life.  From his interactions with numerous children in the family to his relationship with his wife, Wendy Holland.

(Former Case Agent Eric Winberg)
"They did live an alternative lifestyle complete with swinger parties and casual encounters off of Craigslist."

Investigators believe that lifestyle evolved into something unthinkable, an alleged sex ring involving at least five victims and more than a dozen suspects.  Among those arrested Wendy Holland, two of Brittney's uncles, a cousin, a family friend, and even Brittney's brother 21 year old Derek Wood.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 30, 2013, 08:12:33 PM
From Part 2, you really need to see this to get the full effect...   ::MonkeyNoNo::

Although she has been asked to do so by the county, Brittney's mother, Chessie Wood has not taken a polygraph. 

When asked if she knew why they'd ask her to take one, she said yes to see if she had any involvement with Donald Holland.

She talked to three attorneys and they all advised her to never take one administered by law enforcement, but a private one would be fine.

She says in the video that she'd love to take one if she can choose the questions.

Brittney's been missing almost a year and her own mother still hasn't seen fit to take a polygraph?  Inexcusable, IMO.

Her and her "man" both give me the creeps, and I worry about the two small children they have.

JMO


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 30, 2013, 08:19:39 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/special_reports/special-report-missing-brittney

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Quote
ONE YEAR LATER

May 30, 2013 will mark one year since Brittney went missing from her home. It's a year her daughter Payton has spent asking questions as she lives with her father's grandparents, Dennis and Maxine Harris.

"You know, at some point if she asks me, I'll have to tell her," said Dennis Harris.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on April 30, 2013, 09:19:11 PM
That whole family is evil.  Sad that Brittany didn't have a chance.  I hope her daughter has a better chance than she did.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 22, 2013, 10:04:23 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=338682542926842&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
2 hours ago

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 22, 2013, 10:20:43 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=333375916790838&set=a.225246064270491.52792.225242460937518&type=1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
May 9


I rode across the Bay Way Bridge taking in the view
I didn't know I'd disappear without saying "I love you".
The sun was setting, the waters calm, as the bird wings spread wide,
I didn't know I'd disappear, I would never have taken that ride.
Remember me when you cross the bridge as you look out at the sky,
I didn't know I'd disappear, or I would have said "goodbye".

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 22, 2013, 10:22:21 PM
That whole family is evil.  Sad that Brittany didn't have a chance.  I hope her daughter has a better chance than she did.

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 28, 2013, 05:23:36 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/friends-family-remember-brittney-wood

Friends, family remember Brittney Wood
Updated: Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 8:46 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 27 May 2013, 10:03 PM CDT

Andrew Perez

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - May 30, 2013 will mark one year since missing mother Brittney Wood was last seen leaving her home in Mobile.

Wood’s family is hosting a memorial vigil on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m, with a prayer service to follow at 7:30 p.m. 

The public is invited to attend, for the location. To get in contact with the event’s organizer click here.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 16, 2013, 10:16:28 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=350478171747279&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
14 hours ago

HOLLAND, WENDY WOOD - Court Thursday, June 20 at 9:00 am.

Arrested by BCSO August 22nd, Released Initially on $1K bond, Now in Baldwin Jail:
1.) Endangering the welfare of a child (class A misdemeanor) - INDICTED, plea status unknown, $1K bond

Arrested November 29th, In Baldwin Jail, $200K Bond total for all charges:
2.) *Sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old (class B felony) - INDICTED, plea status unknown
3.) *Sexual torture (class A felony) - INDICTED, plea status unknown
4.) Sodomy in the first degree (class A felony) - INDICTED, plea status unknown, $200K bond

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 21, 2013, 07:59:08 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/woman_accused_in_sex_abuse_cas.html

Woman accused in sex abuse case wants $200,000 bond lowered

 By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

Email the author | Follow on Twitter

on June 20, 2013 at 9:26 AM, updated June 20, 2013 at 2:03 PM
 
Circuit Judge Jody Bishop said today he will issue a ruling this afternoon as to whether he will lower the $200,000 bond of a woman charged in a sex abuse investigation.

Wendy Holland, 33, of the 7000 block of Marle Road in Mobile, was indicted in 2012 on charges of child endangerment, sodomy of a child less than 12, sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and sexual torture.

 ::snipping3::

Johnson-Theodoro filed a bond motion on her client's behalf May 7. The motion asks that Holland's bond be lowered to $10,000.

The motion notes that others who have been arrested as part of the sex abuse investigation have been granted bonds between $10,000 and $25,000.

Johnson-Theodoro said during the hearing that Holland is unable to post a $200,000 bond.

Johnson-Theodoro said the fair thing to do would be to lower Holland's bond to an amount that is similar to the bonds that the other suspects have received.

"A $200,000 bond is a no bond to Ms. Holland," she said.

The Baldwin County District Attorney's Office is opposed to Holland's bond being reduced. The office cited the reasons why it is against Holland's bond being in lowered in a notice of opposition.

"The defendant has continued to attempt to contact the victim by sending letters to the victim and threatening phone calls to the child’s caregiver," Heinz wrote in the opposition notice.

Heinz said during the hearing that her office fears Holland could intimidate the victim if she is released on bond.


Holland has made several requests have her bond lowered. The requests were denied.

Holland is being held at the Baldwin County Corrections Center.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 21, 2013, 08:02:39 AM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Judge-Reduces-Bond-for-Aunt-of-Missing-Teen-Mother/9IAH_xaOkkGDvsjfoVuhwA.cspx

Judge Reduces Bond for Aunt of Missing Teen Mother

Print Story Published: 6/20 12:17 pm Share Updated: 6/20 12:19 pm

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) Bond has been reduced for the aunt of a missing teen mother charged with sex crimes, and endangering the welfare of a child.

A judge reduced Wendy Wood Holland's bond Thursday morning from $200,000 to $25,000. Holland's attorneys argued that their client's bond was higher than the other codefendants in the case.

Holland is the widow of Donald Holland, who killed himself near his home just days after Brittney Wood disappeared more than a year ago.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 21, 2013, 08:08:57 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com//dpp/news/local_news/baldwin_county/da-misunderstanding-led-to-lower-bond

DA: Misunderstanding led to lower bond
Updated: Thursday, 20 Jun 2013, 11:01 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 20 Jun 2013, 11:01 PM CDT

Andrew Perez

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Prosecutors in Baldwin County said they plan to fight back after a sex abuse suspect’s bond was reduced by thousands of dollars.

Wendy Holland appeared in court Thursday June, 20, before Judge Jody Bishop, who reduced her bond from $200,000 to $25,000.

As of late Thursday, June 20, Holland had not yet bonded out of jail.

District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she is concerned it’s only a matter of time.

“Abuse allegations against children and the family dynamic -- you obviously want to prevent any type of psychological manipulation of witnesses and victims. That was one of our main purposes,” said Dixon.

 ::snipping3::

In his order, Judge Bishop wrote that he reduced Wendy Holland’s bond for two reasons:

He understood that the prosecution was not ready for Holland’s trial in August.
The remaining 5 defendants had much lower bonds.

“She (Wendy) has been incarcerated since November 29 th, 2012. All the companions have received $10,000 and $15,000 bonds,” said Holland’s attorney, Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro.

District Attorney Hallie Dixon, however, said her office is ready to move forward with the case and believe Judge Bishop misunderstood her prosecutor.

“We have more than sufficient evidence at this point in time to proceed on to trial that is ready and can be prepared for august. So it was just - I think a misunderstanding,” said Dixon.

Dixon said her prosecutor was referring to the mountain of information in the case and had referenced her work load for the month of August.

She maintains, however, that they are ready to go to trial.

Dixon said Holland is a danger and had reached out to the victim on numerous occasion and threatened one of their guardians.

 ::snipping3::

As for Holland's current bond agreement, she must wear an ankle monitoring device and have no contact with children under 18 or the victims.

FOX10 will continue to follow this story.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 24, 2013, 12:59:33 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/baldwin_judge_refuses_to_rever.html

Baldwin judge refuses to reverse decision to lower $200,000 bond

By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

on June 24, 2013 at 7:48 AM

Circuit Judge Jody Bishop has denied a request from a prosecutor for him to reverse his decision to lower the bond for a woman charged in a child sex abuse case.

Bishop lowered the bond for Wendy Holland, 33, of the 7000 block of Marle Road in Mobile, from $200,000 to $25,0000 after a bond hearing Thursday.

Holland was indicted in 2012 as a result of an investigation by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. She is charged with child endangerment, sodomy of a child less than 12, sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and sexual torture.

Holland is the aunt of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since May 30, 2012. Wood was 19 years old when she disappeared.

Other members of Wood's family are facing charges as a result of the investigation.

Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz filed a two-page motion Friday that asked Bishop to reconsider his decision and reinstate Holland's $200,000 bond.

The motion listed several reasons for the request, including a fear that Holland might contact the victim in the case if released. Heinz accused Holland of previously trying to contact the child through the child's caregiver.

Bishop denied Heinz's motion in an order that was filed Sunday. He did not explain his reason for his decision in his order.

Holland has not posted bond since Bishop reduced her bond last week. She remains in the Baldwin County Corrections Center.

Bishop ordered Holland not to contact the victim or the victim's family when he reduced her bond. The judge also told not her not to have any contact with any children under the age of 18.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 27, 2013, 11:50:18 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/brittney-woods-mother-arrested

Missing mom's mother arrested for sex abuse

Updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2013, 10:44 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 27 Jun 2013, 6:03 PM CDT

    Andrew Perez

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County Sheriff's Office said Chessie Wood, the mother of Brittney Wood, has been arrested and charged with two counts sodomy and sex abuse of a child less than 12.

This arrest is the latest in an ongoing sex crimes investigation into the family of the missing mom.

The arrest comes just hours after Chessie Wood’s sister and Brittney’s aunt, Wendy Wood Holland, was released on a lowered bond from Baldwin County Jail on similar charges.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 27, 2013, 11:51:57 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151472230231587&set=a.390772696586.176472.198839096586&type=1&theater

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LOCAL 15 News

BREAKING NEWS: The Mobile County Sheriff's Office has arrested the mother of missing teen mom Brittney Wood on sex charges. Derrick Rose Local 15 News is working on this story. Stay with Local 15 News for the very latest.
4 hours ago


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 28, 2013, 12:06:00 AM
That other mugshot must be from a prior arrest?

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/brittney_woods_mother_arrested.html

Brittney Wood's mother arrested, accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl
(updated, video)

MOBILE, Alabama -- Chessie Wood, the 38-year-old mother of missing woman Brittney Wood, has been arrested after deputies say she sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in 2009.

Det. Terri Hall of the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said the department has been investigating Chessie Wood since a now-14-year-old came forward with the allegations in January 2013.

Hall could not discuss specifics about the alleged abuse, emphasizing that Chessie Wood has been charged with two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.

The abuse is believed to have happened only one time, according to investigators.

Hall said the victim came forward while getting help in Mobile and Baldwin counties. The alleged abuse took place in Baldwin County.

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Chessie Wood, 38, was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail around 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013. (Mobile County Sheriff's Office photo)

"Our victim is extremely, extremely matter-of-fact," Hall said. "She's just very courageous in this whole thing, and I know she's telling the truth."

Crying, Chessie Wood proclaimed her innocence as Hall escorted her from an MCSO van to Mobile County Metro Jail around 6:45 p.m.

"I believe that they're just going to arrest everyone in this family, whether they did anything or not," Chessie Wood said, later adding that Derek Wood, her son, is among those who are not guilty of sex abuse.

 ::snipping3::

"I need to find my daughter, and I can't do it in here," she said. "Please look for my daughter. Don't let this deter anything.

"If she was here, she could clear all this up for me. She would come and tell the truth about everything. Everyone knows my daughter was one of the biggest victims."

 ::snipping3::

"I don't even know who the victim's supposed to be," Chessie Wood said. "These kids are so messed up from what the real perpetrators [have] done to them, I don't blame the child. They've been brainwashed for years."

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on June 28, 2013, 02:01:17 AM
out of all ive read since Brittney has been missing, it sounds like Chessie Wood is
about to finally reveal the truth, in whatever the hill has been going on in and with
this fam

Quote
"I need to find my daughter, and I can't do it in here," she said. "Please look for my daughter. Don't let this deter anything.
 ::snipping3::
"If she was here, she could clear all this up for me. She would come and tell the truth about everything. Everyone knows my daughter was one of the biggest victims."
 ::snipping3::
"I don't even know who the victim's supposed to be," Chessie Wood said. "These kids are so messed up from what the real perpetrators [have] done to them, I don't blame the child. They've been brainwashed for years."
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/brittney_woods_mother_arrested.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 02, 2013, 10:22:58 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Chessie-Wood-Released-from-Jail/k75R25D65E2LX0qRXatS6A.cspx

Chessie Wood Released from Jail


Reported by: Derrick Rose Email: drose@sbgtv.com
         
Print Story Published: 6/29 2:21 pm Share Updated: 6/29 5:12 pm

MOBILE CO., AL (WPMI) - The mother of a missing teen who was the latest member of her family to be arrested on sex crimes is now out of jail, records show.

According to the Mobile County Jail log, Chessie Wood, whose daughter Brittney Wood went missing in May 2012, was released from the jail just before midnight Friday. Wood, 38, is facing two sodomy charges and sex abuse of a child under the age of 12.

Mobile County Sheriff's detective Terri Hall said the female accuser in the case was 10 years old at the time of the alleged incident. She is now 14.

A magistrate granted Wood a $65,000 bond earlier Friday.

"It's something. Every month someone gets accused. Every month. I know for a fact my wife didn't do nothing like this. I've been with her 12 years," Wood's husband Paul Housekenecht said after Friday's bond hearing. "The one that's accusing she's hardly seen her since I've been with her. They come to my house stay five, 10 minutes then leave."

 ::snipping3::

Local 15's Derrick Rose spoke to Chessie Wood as a detective led her out of the sheriff's office. She said she believes law enforcement has something against her family. CLICK HERE for the full interview.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 02, 2013, 10:27:26 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Allegations-in-Wood-Family-Sex-Abuse-Cases/dAcI9AlbaUWjvwTQJVwYpQ.cspx

Allegations in Wood Family Sex Abuse Cases Interconnected, Says Investigator
Video

Reported by: Darwin Singleton Email: dsingleton@local15tv.com
         
Print Story Published: 7/01 6:49 pm Share Updated: 7/01 6:50 pm

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) Chessie Wood, the mother of missing teen mom Brittney Wood, faced a Mobile District Judge Monday to plead not guilty to three very disturbing charges. She's charged with two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

"She's not guilty," said defense attorney Michael McDuffie. "She's going to have a preliminary hearing, she's going to be proven she's not guilty."

Chessie Wood joins a long list of family members arrested on similar sex charges in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties. The accusations have left residents on both sides of the bay wondering what's going on.

"Each case is individual," said Corporal Terri Hall, with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office. "We treat it individually even though it may tie in. But they all have a point where the come together."

Hall investigates alleged child abuse cases, including this one involving Chessie Wood.
She says one child has come forward already, and it's very possible there could be at least one more.

And don't be surprised, she says, if there are more arrests.

 ::snipping3::

Looming over this latest arrest and accusation is the fact that Chessie Wood's daughter, Brittney, went missing around the time that her uncle, Chessie Wood's brother-in-law, committed suicide.

Could they have shed some light on this troubling case?

Hall will only say this: "I would like to be able to talk to the person that I believe this all started with, would probably be the greatest gift. Not the victim. And, unfortunately we can't talk to that person."

 ::snipping3::

Meanwhile, Wood is free on bond and back home with her two other children.

Her preliminary hearing is set for August 6, when a judge will hear more details about the case. The judge could then decide to send the case to a grand jury.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 02, 2013, 10:27:57 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/MCSO-Children-Removed-From-Wood-Home/Okcfha8a3U24zWfx-JAozw.cspx

MCSO: Children Removed From Wood Home
Video

Print Story Published: 5:31 pm Share Updated: 5:35 pm

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) Two children in the care of a woman who was arrested for sex crimes against children have been removed from the home.

Chessie Wood is charged with sodomy and sex abuse. She is out of jail on bond.

The Mobile County Sheriff's Office tells Local 15 News that after our story aired Monday, the children who live at Wood's home have been removed while the case is pending.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Nut44x4 on July 03, 2013, 04:33:49 AM
 ::MonkeyShocked::   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 03, 2013, 08:45:18 AM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Chessie-Wood-My-Children-Have-Not-Been-Taken-Away/-XbBmIE8y0mo88pkkopnBg.cspx


Chessie Wood: "My Children Have Not Been Taken Away!"

Reported by: Local 15 News Staff
Email: local15@local15tv.com

Published: 7/02 9:32 pm

Updated: 7/02 10:51 pm

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI)  A woman who pleaded not guilty Monday to sodomy and child sex abuse charges says her two young children have not been removed from her home.

Tuesday, the Mobile County Sheriff's Office reported DHR officials had plans to remove the children from the care of Chessie Wood.

Officials now tell Local 15 the situation changed during the day and DHR chose not to remove the children.

 ::snipping3::

Wood is free on bond and has a preliminary hearing set for August 6.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on July 03, 2013, 10:25:14 AM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Chessie-Wood-My-Children-Have-Not-Been-Taken-Away/-XbBmIE8y0mo88pkkopnBg.cspx


Chessie Wood: "My Children Have Not Been Taken Away!"

Reported by: Local 15 News Staff
Email: local15@local15tv.com

Published: 7/02 9:32 pm

Updated: 7/02 10:51 pm

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI)  A woman who pleaded not guilty Monday to sodomy and child sex abuse charges says her two young children have not been removed from her home.

Tuesday, the Mobile County Sheriff's Office reported DHR officials had plans to remove the children from the care of Chessie Wood.

Officials now tell Local 15 the situation changed during the day and DHR chose not to remove the children.

 ::snipping3::

Wood is free on bond and has a preliminary hearing set for August 6.


I wouldn't want to be DHR making that decision   ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 03, 2013, 03:42:51 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/missing-moms-child-protected-from-case

Missing mom's child protected from case

Updated: Saturday, 29 Jun 2013, 6:46 AM CDT
Published : Friday, 28 Jun 2013, 2:10 PM CDT

    Letisha Bush

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Brittney Wood's 3-year-old daughter, Payton Hamilton, is doing well despite the controversy surrounding her family, according to Hamilton's great-grandparents.

"We try to train her the right way, to do things with her and take her places; and we don't really talk about the situation in front of her,” said Maxine Harris.

Harris said her grandson, Andrew Hamilton, is Payton's father and has full custody of the child. She helps raise Payton and told us in 2012 she does her best to protect the child from the details surrounding wood's missing person's case. Brittney has been missing since May 2012.

"Will this ever end? Will they ever find her body?”  Harris said.

Harris said Payton does not recognize a lot of family on the Wood side, but she does know her mother.

"When she does see her on TV, she will say, ‘That's my mama.’ And I’ll say, ‘Well, where is mama?’ She'll say, ‘In the TV.’ I just tell her, ‘That's okay. We’ll be your mama. Papa is here,’” Harris said.

 ::snipping3::

Payton’s great-grandparents are preparing to one day answer some tough questions.

"For youngin’s sake, I wish something would come to a head on it because the youngin’s going to ask questions sooner or later. She's going to want to know; somehow we need to try to answer it,” said Payton’s great-grandfather Dennis Harris


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on July 08, 2013, 07:58:13 AM
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on August 06, 2013, 08:26:27 PM
Video at the link

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/chessie-woods-preliminary-hearing-rescheduled

Chessie Wood's preliminary hearing rescheduled
Updated: Tuesday, 06 Aug 2013, 6:31 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 06 Aug 2013, 11:10 AM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Chessie Wood was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, August 6 in Mobile.

The hearing was postponed until August 14 because a court reporter was not present and the defense agreed to pay for one.

Wood, the mother of missing teenager Brittney Wood, is charged with two counts of first degree sodomy and one count of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12.

She has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has been free on bail.
 ::snipping3::
NEXT COURT HEARING

During the hearing, prosecutors will present evidence related to the charges against Wood, and Judge York will determine whether to send the case to a grand jury.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on August 15, 2013, 02:15:04 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/chessie-wood-in-court-for-preliminary-hearing

Chessie Wood in court for preliminary hearing
Updated: Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013, 7:31 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013, 11:55 AM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Chessie Wood appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday, August 14.

Wood is charged with two counts of first degree sodomy and one count of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12.

Judge Jay York sent her case to a grand jury.

Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson is calling it one of the worst sex abuse cases she's ever prosecuted.

"This is a family of three generations of abused children. Pretty much everyone in this extended family was having sex with one another and having sex with children,” said Patterson.

A detective told the court details surrounding Wood's sex abuse charges.

Investigators said the alleged victim, a child, claims she was taken to wood's home, asked to undress and perform sex acts.

Authorities said the child claims she was forced to have sex with a relative--in front of Wood.

Patterson said the alleged victim was between ages of 8-10 at the time.
 ::snipping3::
Wood is free on bail and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on August 15, 2013, 02:21:34 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_child-sex-abuse-case-sent-grand-jury-1645.shtml

Child Sex Abuse Case Sent to Grand Jury
Updated: Wednesday, August 14 2013, 10:57 PM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Soon a grand jury will decide the fate of a missing teenager's mother, who's facing charges of sodomy and child sex abuse. 

Prosecutors released disturbing details during Chessie Wood's preliminary hearing Wednesday. The details surrounded alleged abuse against a relative prosecutors said was between 8 and 10 years old at the time.
               
Chessie is the mother of Brittney Wood, the teen mom last seen May 30 of last year.

The judge also issued a no contact order. Chessie Wood is out on bail so Judge Jay York ordered that she have no contact with the alleged victim in this case, whether it be face to face, indirect or through social media.

Prosecutors said Wood comes from a family with three generations of child abuse.

In the courtroom as Chessie Wood took the stand, Cpl. Terri Hall testified that Wood and Wood's brother-in-law, the late Donald Holland, sexually abused holland's daughter when the child was between 8 and 10 years old.

"This is one of a series of some of the worst cases I've ever come across," said Assistant District Attorney, Nicki Patterson.

Prosecutors said Wood performed oral sex on her niece before forcing the child to do the same to her. Then the child was forced to have sex with her father, prosecutors said the alleged victim revealed in an interview.

"Pretty much everyone in this extended family was having sex with one another and having sex with the children," said Patterson.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on September 25, 2013, 02:52:01 PM
Sick...sick...sick!   ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on September 25, 2013, 02:53:37 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=396125403849222&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood
8 hours ago

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on September 25, 2013, 02:56:17 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=384828041645625&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1&relevant_count=1

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 06, 2013, 03:06:52 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/suspect-tied-to-brittney-wood-re-arrested

Suspect tied to Brittney Wood re-arrested
Brownlee was already out on bond for sex abuse
 
By    Andrew Perez
Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013, 5:54 PM CDT
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013, 5:40 PM CDT

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Brownlee re-arrested

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - One of at least seven defendants in an elaborate child sex abuse investigation is back behind bars on criminal mischief and burglary charges.

According to Mobile County jail records, 49-year-old William Bonney Brownlee was booked on Friday, October 4 by the Bayou La Batre Police Department.

Brownlee is accused in a child sex ring investigation in Baldwin County involving family and friends of missing mother Brittney Wood.

Special Report: Missing Brittney

He was out on bond at the time of his arrest for sodomy and sex abuse.

Investigators told FOX10 Brownlee is not related to the Woods but has been a friend of the family for many years.

 ::snipping3::

Along with most of the other suspects in Baldwin County, Brownlee’s trial is set for December.

FOX10 is working to gather more details about his most recent arrest and how it violates the conditions of his bond.

He is charged with first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree burglary.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 06, 2013, 03:14:05 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/baldwin-county/da-more-suspects-in-sex-abuse-case

DA: More suspects in sex abuse case

By    Andrew Perez
Photojournalist: Hal Scheurich
Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:28 AM CDT
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 11:23 PM CDT

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon is opening up about an elaborate sex abuse investigation involving friends and family of missing mother Brittney Wood.

The trials for several of Wood's relatives have been pushed back numerous times, which Dixon said has been really frustrating for her office.

"I have to tell you it's one of the biggest frustrations as a prosecutor that we face all the time. In a case of this nature it is more understanding because of the scope. I mean it is such a massive investigation. It went across county lines, it went into different agencies, jurisdictions," she said.

Special Report: Missing Brittney

Dixon said the sex abuse investigation only continues to grow and evolve.

Relatives believe the cases will help solve Brittney wood's mysterious disappearance.

"Last I heard there were still continuing to come in - leads- and possible other victims and other things that are being followed up with DHR. Possibly other offenders," said Dixon.

 ::snipping3::

Dixon maintains that her office is ready for trial.

"We have been ready and I told that court that," she said.

The new trials are set for December 2013.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: melisb on October 06, 2013, 03:07:08 PM
Sorry but I think all these ppl are showing behavior patterns of inbred, meth freaks! MOO! I bet Brit's Mom passed her to the Unc as a yng gal and the affair continued! I pray that Brit's child is in SAFE protective custody! I wonder if they investigated the possibility of her being used too? The whole family makes me sick! They shouldn't be allowed to roam around while waiting for trial! Ranting and I apologize! Y'all have a great rest of Sunday left to enjoy!


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on October 07, 2013, 08:48:58 AM
I was reading texasmom's last two posts and it just gave me goosebumps.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  Such a massive investigation that continues to grow.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  I'm thinking about the children that were involved.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: 



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: 4 Donks on October 22, 2013, 09:54:13 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/7_brittney_wood_family_members.html#incart_river

7 Brittney Wood family members, friends face Mobile County sex abuse charges (updated)

 ::snipping3::
Five of seven people connected to missing Mobile mother Brittney Wood and facing new child sex abuse charges in Mobile County pose for mug shots in Mobile and Baldwin counties. From top left: Nelton "Butch" Morgan, 47; Dustin Alton Kent, 36; Wendy Wood Holland, 33; Randall Scott Wood, 42; and William "Billy" Brownlee, 49


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2013, 11:29:42 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_breaking-new-charges-brittney-wood-case-multiple-agencies-make-arrests-5024.shtml

BREAKING: Multiple Suspects Face Charges of Sexual Abuse

Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 09:59 PM CDT

8:30 P.M. UPDATE: Charges for Wendy and Mendy Holland are reduced to sodomy 2nd.

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Authorities say a new victim is involved in a bizarre sex abuse investigation. Seven suspects face new sex abuse charges. It's all part of the investigation into the disappearance of missing teen mother Brittney Wood.

 ::snipping3::

Local 15 News has a crew uncovering the details of this story, and we'll have the very latest at 9 and 10 p.m.

Additional Arrests and charges are below:

SARALAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
Randall Scott Wood, (Brittany Wood's maternal uncle)
1. Rape 2nd 2. Sodomy 2nd 3. Enticing a child into a building or dwelling

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE:
James Cumbaa 11/17/80: (relative by marriage of Brittney Woods)
1. Rape1st, 2. Sodomy 1st, 3. Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12

Nelton "Butch" Morgan, 8/3/66:(family friend of Brittney Woods)
1. Rape 1st, 2. Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12

MOBILE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Wendy Holland, 08/15/79: (Brittany Wood's maternal Aunt)
1. Sodomy 1st

Mendy Holland, 8/15/79: (Brittany Wood's maternal Aunt)
1. Sodomy 1st, 2. Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12

William "Billy" Brownlee, 3/19/64: (friend of the deceased Donald Holland)
Rape 1st (x2) Sodomy 1st Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12

Dustin Kent, 5/27/76: (Brittany Wood's uncle by marriage)
1. Rape 1st 2. Sodomy 1st 3. Production of Obscene matter of person under 17 4. Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12

Read More at: http://local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_breaking-new-charges-brittney-wood-case-multiple-agencies-make-arrests-5024.shtml



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on October 22, 2013, 11:41:32 PM
Seriously one of the sickest group of people I've ever seen/heard of  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2013, 11:42:21 PM
Video of several of the suspects being taken to jail.

Chessie Wood (Brittney's mother) was also arrested today, but it was reportedly traffic related.

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/more-arrests-warrants-in-child-sex-ring

More arrests, warrants in child sex ring
 
Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 10:26 PM CDT
Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7:40 PM CDT

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2013, 11:42:53 PM
Seriously one of the sickest group of people I've ever seen/heard of  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Absolutely!   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2013, 11:49:10 PM
I don't know if it was just a typo or what...but

Wendy Wood was married to Donald Holland = "Wendy Wood"

Mendy Wood (Wendy's twin sister) is (or at least was) married to Dustin Kent, one of the others charged.

So I think that should have read "Mendy Kent".

This is Mendy's first arrest that I'm aware of.



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2013, 11:50:45 PM
I don't know if it was just a typo or what...but

Wendy Wood was married to Donald Holland = "Wendy Wood Holland"

Mendy Wood (Wendy's twin sister) is (or at least was) married to Dustin Kent, one of the others charged.

So I think that should have read "Mendy Kent".

This is Mendy's first arrest that I'm aware of.



self edit   :smt095


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on October 23, 2013, 07:42:49 AM
Seriously one of the sickest group of people I've ever seen/heard of  ::MonkeyNoNo::

I know, right?!  When I come to this thread for updates, I sigh and wonder what additional evil debauchery against children is added.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2013, 02:24:48 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/sheriffs_official_on_7_family.html

Sheriff's official on multiple family members of Brittney Wood arrested: 'I can't even think of a word to describe this family' (videos, gallery)

By Mark Heim | mheim@al.com
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on October 22, 2013 at 11:31 PM, updated October 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM

MOBILE, Alabama - Six family members of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since May 2012, have been arrested and face sex abuse charges relating to two victims between the ages of 6 and 13.

"This investigation initially started with Baldwin County Sheriff's Office and also the Baldwin County Department of Human Resources," Det. Terri Hall of the Mobile County Sheriff's Office told reporters Tuesday night. "In their investigation, they determined some incidents happened here in Mobile County, and, with that, Mobile Police Department, Mobile County Sheriff's Office and the Saraland Police Department all launched investigations."

A signed warrant has been issued for a seventh, and Wood's mother, Chessie Wood, was arrested Tuesday night in a misdemeanor case.

"What's going on with them?" Hall said in response to the question from a reporter Tuesday night. "That's very hard to explain because for just your everyday person, you just can't understand how a family operates the way they operate. You just can't. I can't even think of a word to describe this family."

Hall confirmed there are two victims in the case between the ages of 6 and 13 years of age.

"They're doing well," she said. "They're receiving counseling at the Child Advocacy Center."

 ::snipping3::

Only Chessie Wood, who was arrested in June and accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl, talked to the media Tuesday night, wondering why she was even arrested.

"I'm here for a traffic violation nine years ago," she said.

She said her family members refused to talk on advice from their lawyers.

"That's what they were told by their attorneys," Chessie Wood said. "Any person you talk to will tell you not to speak, but I have a problem following directions."

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2013, 09:52:11 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/23772731/brittney-woods-aunt-suspects-know-something

Brittney Wood's Aunt: Suspects Know Something
Posted: Oct 23, 2013 5:58 PM CST Updated: Oct 23, 2013 7:30 PM CST
By Allen Carter - bio | email

 ::snipping3::

Kim Aikin is Brittney's aunt on her dad's side. She believes there are several more victims. She also thinks Brittney was a victim herself.

“I think someone knows. If they didn't participate in her death. I think they know. It's time for her to come home now. Its time for her to come home,” said Aikin.

Investigators say Brittney's disappearance is unrelated to the sex abuse case.

(From the video at the link)

"I think she was a victim and I think she found out that a younger cousin was being a victim and when she did she confronted adults and she lost her life because of it."


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on October 24, 2013, 09:19:56 PM
sick sick bunch of .......and had big $$$ for bail

Child-sex saga: 6 Brittney Wood family members, friends granted bail
By Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com
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on October 24, 2013 at 3:52 PM, updated October 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM
 ::snipping3::
MOBILE, Alabama – In the ongoing criminal narrative surrounding family members of missing woman Brittney Wood and their friends, five individuals accused of various child sex-abuse charges were granted bail by District Court Judge Jay York on Thursday.
 ::snipping3::
Some of the individuals already face similar charges in Mobile and Baldwin counties, and the newest charges are a result of two new victims coming forward in Mobile County, according to Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson, who is prosecuting their cases. One victim is under the age of 12, and the other was under 12 when some of the events occurred, she said.

She said that brings the total number of Mobile County victims to four.

“Both of these additional children were related to some of these defendants,” Patterson said.
more
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/child-sex_saga_5_brittney_wood.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on October 24, 2013, 09:42:13 PM
 Brittney Wood family friend wanted in Mobile County sex abuse investigation
By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
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on October 23, 2013 at 4:27 PM, updated October 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM

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Nelton Lloyd "Butch" Morgan, 47, poses for a mug shot following a September 2011 arrest on charges of resisting arrest and public intoxication. He is wanted by investigators in Mobile County on charges of first-degree rape and sex abuse of a child less than 12. (Courtesy of the Mobile County Sheriff's Office)

MOBILE, Alabama -- Authorities are still searching for one of seven suspects connected to missing Mobile mother Brittney Wood and accused of sexual abuse.
 ::snipping3::
Records from Mobile County Metro Jail show authorities have yet to book Nelton Lloyd "Butch" Morgan, 47, a Wood family friend.
::snipping3::
"He's missing, he's out of town," Lori Myles, public information officer for the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, said Tuesday night after the other suspects were picked up by deputies, Mobile police and Saraland police.
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/brittney_wood_family_friend_wa.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on October 24, 2013, 09:43:31 PM
A complete breakdown of the charges and an updated timeline
---------------

Timeline: The search for Brittney Wood hits the one-year mark
 By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
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on May 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM, updated October 23, 2013 at 2:31 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/05/timeline_the_search_for_brittn.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 25, 2013, 06:42:10 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/mississippi/sex-abuse-suspect-arrested-by-marshals-in-mississippi

Sex abuse suspect arrested by Marshals in Mississippi

Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:41 PM CDT
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:32 PM CDT

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Nelton Morgan

GRENADA COUNTY, Miss. (WALA) - U.S. Marshals have arrested a man wanted in connection to an alleged child sex ring that has been investigated for more than a year.

Nelton 'Butch' Morgan is facing charges in the case involving the family of missing Mobile mother Brittney Wood.

A warrant was signed for his arrest on charges of rape and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.

 ::snipping3::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 25, 2013, 06:50:42 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/child-sex_saga_5_brittney_wood.html

Child-sex saga: 6 Brittney Wood family members, friends granted bail

By Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com
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on October 24, 2013 at 3:52 PM, updated October 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

MOBILE, Alabama – In the ongoing criminal narrative surrounding family members of missing woman Brittney Wood and their friends, five individuals accused of various child sex-abuse charges were granted bail by District Court Judge Jay York on Thursday.

Dustin Kent, Mendy Wood Kent, Wendy Wood Holland, James Cumbaa and William “Billy” Brownlee had hearings before York, who levied bail amounts of $60,000 per class-A felony and $30,000 per class-B felony, with the stipulation that, should any individual make bail, they would be required to wear an ankle monitoring device.

Randall Scott Wood was released on bail Wednesday night, according to Mobile County Metro Jail records.

Some of the individuals already face similar charges in Mobile and Baldwin counties, and the newest charges are a result of two new victims coming forward in Mobile County, according to Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson, who is prosecuting their cases. One victim is under the age of 12, and the other was under 12 when some of the events occurred, she said.

She said that brings the total number of Mobile County victims to four.

“Both of these additional children were related to some of these defendants,” Patterson said.


Dustin Kent is charged with five class-A felonies and one class-B; Mendy Kent faces two class-b felonies; Wendy Holland is charged with one class-B felony; James Cumbaa faces two class-A felonies and one class-B; Randall Wood faces two class-B felonies and one class-C; and William Brownlee is charged with three class-A felonies and one class-B.

 ::snipping3::

On Monday, Homer Brownlee III, brother of William Brownlee, was arrested on one count of second-degree rape involving a young girl he knew. Mobile police say the arrest is not related to the larger sex abuse investigation.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on October 25, 2013, 11:13:24 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_bond-hearing-6-charged-sex-crimes-5073.shtml

Bond Hearing for 6 Charged with Sex Crimes
Updated: Thursday, October 24 2013, 04:02 PM CDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Bond was set for six of the seven people arrested and charged with sex crimes this week. They're all connected to missing mom Brittney Wood.

Bonds were set as follows:
Dustin Kent (Brittney's uncle) - $330,000
William Brownlee (friend of deceased Donald Holland) - $210,000
Mendy Kent (Brittney's maternal aunt) - $60,000
Wendy Holland (Brittney's maternal aunt and Mendy's twin sister) - $30,000
James Cumbaa (Brittney's relative by marriage) - $150,000
Randall Scott (Brittney's uncle) - $9,000

A preliminary hearing for five of the six listed above will be November 14. Randall Scott will be in court November 6.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: yuknomenot on October 26, 2013, 09:53:49 AM
 ::MonkeyMad::
That group must have big time dirt on some of TPTB in that area.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 29, 2013, 07:04:28 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/chessie_wood_accused_of_child.html#incart_river_default

Chessie Wood, accused of child sex abuse, says her sister knows what happened to Brittney Wood

Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com By Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com

on October 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM, updated October 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM

MOBILE, Alabama -- Come what may, Chessie Wood wants her trial on sex-abuse charges -- as well as those connected to her by blood or friendship -- to start as soon as possible.

The mother of missing Mobile woman Brittney Wood said on Tuesday she feels like the court cases are taking the focus away from the search for her daughter, where it should be.

"I believe my daughter deserves more than that," Wood said during a press conference held at her attorney, Michael McDuffie's, office.

 ::snipping3::

For more than a year, she has been the only one of the accused who has spoken with the public about the accusations, although she primarily focuses on her daughter Brittney's case.

But those two major developments intersect, and standing at that crossroads is her sister, Wendy Wood Holland, she said.

Holland's husband, Donnie Holland Sr., was supposedly the last person to see Brittney, and shot himself in the head not long after she went missing, dying several days later. Authorities have said they sought him for questioning in at least one sex-abuse case, but he died without ever giving an official statement.

Chessie Wood said she feels like her sister knows something she isn't sharing about Brittney.

"I begged you, Wendy, to tell me where my daughter is, and you won't," Wood said. "Please tell me where my daughter is."

Although Brittney Wood spent time with her uncle Donnie Holland occasionally, her mother said she believes her daughter went to see him for a different reason on May 30, 2012.

"I believe my daughter went to confront him about other victims and it backfired on her," Chessie Wood said. "She was a fireball and she found out some information that she couldn't handle.

"I believe Donnie killed my daughter over the sex crimes."


 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 29, 2013, 08:44:12 PM
http://local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_brittney-woods-mom-says-family-arrested-sex-crimes-guilty-5247.shtml

Brittney Wood's Mom Says Family Arrested For Sex Crimes are Guilty

Updated: Tuesday, October 29 2013, 07:01 PM CDT MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI)

(http://local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories//images/NGQ0OTgzMDA2MWY1_5247.jpg)

The mother of missing teen mother Brittney Wood said she believes family members involved in an alleged sex ring are guilty. Last week, seven people were picked up and charged with sex crimes.

Brittney's mother Chessie Wood was also arrested but for an outstanding warrant.

"I can only speak for myself. And all I can say is I haven't touched no one," said Chessie Wood. "They gonna put me in the paddy wagon, and then go get all the monsters and put them in the van with me and then throw me in front of the TV camera in front of the jail over a 9 year old suspended drivers license!"

 ::snipping3::

"If they would have just took that little bit of energy they took for that bull crap and put it towards my daughter that deserves ever minute of their time, quite possible we could have closure to my daughter's disappearance," said Chessie Wood.

She believes the sex crime allegations have made organizations leery of working with her to search for Brittney despite tips she has received about Brittney's whereabouts.

"I lost the public period," said Wood.

She said she understands why, she even believes some of her family members are guilty of the heinous crimes. "They didn't just hurt their children, they hurt mine too," said Wood.

She alleges Brittney Wood and her son were abused.

For now Chessie Wood said she is setting those allegations aside to focus on what is important, and that is finding Brittney. "I have got to bring her home for her baby," said Wood.

CLICK HERE to watch Chessie's entire interview.
http://local15tv.com/news/features/raw-news/stories/interview-chessie-wood-9.shtml



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 29, 2013, 09:49:49 PM
http://local15tv.com/news/features/raw-news/stories/interview-chessie-wood-9.shtml

The reporter asks about the two cases being connected...

Chessie Wood: "I know they are.  I just...Donnie Holland picks up my daughter at the end of the street and travels to Styx River and kills himself two days later with her gun and her battery in his truck."

Reporter:  The case was already closing in on Donnie, why do you feel he was involved in your daughter's disappearance, and what motive do you think he would have to harm your daughter?

Chessie Wood:  I believe my daughter went to confront him about other victim and it backfired on her.  You just had to know Brittney, she was a fireball and she found out some information that she couldn't handle and she went to confront him about it, and we ain't seen her since.

Reporter:  What do you think happened?

Chessie Wood:  I believe Donnie killed my daughter, over the sex crimes; so of course they are going to be connected.

 ::snipping3::

Chessie Wood:  I believe there's people here on this earth that is related to me that has answers to questions I've asked them about repeatedly and they never gave me the answer.   And one of them is to Wendy Holland, my own sister.  When she found her husband dead, or almost dead...she grabs his phone and deletes four messages.  She told me this herself.  To this day she won't tell me what was on that phone, and it leads me to believe that it had something to do with my daughter.  I've begged you Wendy to tell me where my daughter is and you won't, please tell me where my daughter is.

 ::snipping3::

Chessie Wood:  I have evidence just a couple days of her disappearance that one of the victims confided in her about what was going on with her and that's why I think she went to Donnie Holland to confront him, cause this is a relative that Brittney cared a lot about.

Reporter:  These were facebook messages?

Chessie Wood:  Yeah.

 ::snipping3::


There are a few other points that I'll transcribe later, too much background noise right now.







Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 29, 2013, 10:00:16 PM
The complete interview with Chessie is worth watching imo.

http://local15tv.com/news/features/raw-news/stories/interview-chessie-wood-9.shtml





Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 29, 2013, 11:17:11 PM
I don't think I have the patience to listen to it all again and transcribe, but a few points that I found interesting are...

http://local15tv.com/news/features/raw-news/stories/interview-chessie-wood-9.shtml

Chessie mentions a polygraph that Donnie Holland took at the Fairhope Police Department regarding child molestation.  She said the story was (through the family) that he passed the polygraph, but she found out later that he had failed miserably. 

Chessie says she didn't know about her children being abused before Donnie Holland's suicide. 

She said her first real info about abuse at all was when the police were called on Donnie Holland months before his suicide, and the police came and started yanking children out of the home.

Regarding Wendy Holland, Chessie said she had really hoped that she might tell the truth.  But it has been sixteen/seventeen months and she's been incarcerated twice and hasn't talked.  Chessie says she doesn't know if Wendy's afraid of being involved in it in some way or charges being brough against her...she doesn't know.  Chessie says she just knows that Wendy was Donnie Holland's wife and there were some suspicious things that happened when they found him, that just don't make sense... and no one has ever made any sense out of it for her to have peace about it.


Don't know if it's just on my end but I'm getting an error on the link to Chessie's full interview now.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 04, 2013, 07:17:26 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/baldwin-county/11th-person-in-alleged-sex-ring-arrested


11th person in alleged sex ring arrested

    Updated: Monday, November 4, 2013, 2:02 PM CST
    Published: Monday, November 4, 2013, 2:02 PM CST

(http://media2.fox10tv.com/photo/2013/11/04/jennifer-moore_1383595213814_3949391_ver1.0_640_480.jpg)
Jennifer Moore

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - An eleventh person in an alleged child sex ring has been arrested.

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said the arrest of Jennifer Gonzales Moore is in relation to the Wood-Holland sexual abuse investigation.

Moore, of Magnolia Springs, has been charged with production of child pornography and second degree sex abuse.

Moore is being held without bond until she appears before a judge.


Nelton Morgan was the last person before Moore to be arrested in connection to the alleged sex ring. Morgan was taken into custody in Mississippi and recently extradited back to Mobile. He is charged with rape and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.

 ::snipping3::

OTHER SUSPECTS AND THEIR CHARGES

Dustin Kent: He is charged with two counts of rape, sex abuse, sodomy, and production of obscene material of a person under 17.

William "Billy" Brownlee: He is charged with two counts of rape, sodomy and sex abuse.

Mendy Kent: She is charged with sodomy and sex abuse.

Wendy Holland: She is charged with sodomy.

James Cumbaa: He is charged rape, sodomy, and sex abuse.

Randall Scott Wood: Arrested by Saraland Police and charged with second degree sodomy, enticing a child to enter and second degree rape.

Chessie Wood: Mother of Brittney Wood. She is charged with two counts of sodomy and sex abuse of a child less than 12.

Derek Wood: Brother of Brittney Wood. He is charged with second degree rape and second degree sodomy.

Donald Holland, Jr.: He is charged with incest, second degree rape and second degree sex abuse.



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 04, 2013, 07:26:39 PM
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=416992865095809&id=225242460937518

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood via Fox10 Andrew Perez
BREAKING NEWS: Yet another arrest in the Wood family sex abuse case.
Family friend, Jennifer Moore has now been arrested and charged with production of child pornography and sex abuse.

She is the 11th person charged in a family child sex investigation that crosses several county and jurisdictional lines.
Many of the suspects have been arrested more than once in the case.
4 hours ago

Comments:


Jennifer Miles
Does this mean that maybe someone is talking???
4 hours ago

Stephanie Staley Hanke I pray that's what it means Jennifer Miles!
4 hours ago

Ashlee Clark she was with wendy the day they found donnie and she and wendy erased all the text messages from their phone...now maybe we can find out the answers to where brittany wood is
3 hours ago

Kate Smith Yes this is/was one of her best friends. They have been friends for years.
4 hours ago

Stephanie Staley Hanke Wendy WOOD Holland's BFF yes!!
 2 hours ago

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 04, 2013, 08:09:43 PM
http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/area_news/article_3af2ed48-4590-11e3-b8e6-001a4bcf887a.html

Magnolia Springs woman arrested in ongoing sexual abuse investigation

Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013 2:32 pm

By John Underwood independent@gulfcoastnewspapers.com | 0 comments

ROBERTSDALE – Another arrest has been made in Baldwin County, reportedly part of an ongoing sexual abuse investigation involving the family of a missing woman last seen in the Styx River area more than a year and a half ago.

In a press release issued Monday, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Jennifer Gonzales Moore, 32, of Magnolia Springs on charges of production of child pornography and second degree sexual abuse.

The charges stem from an ongoing investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office and the Baldwin County Department of Human Resources in the Holland sexual abuse investigation.

Moore is being held without bond until she appears before a judge, according to the release.

Since June of 2012, several arrests have been made in Mobile and Baldwin counties involving family members of Brittney Wood, who was 19 when she disappeared from her Tillman’s Corner home in May of 2012.

In October, six of Wood’s family members, along with a family friend were arrested by multiple agencies in Mobile County on charges including rape, sodomy, enticing a child into a building or dwelling, sexual abuse of a child less than 12, and production of obscene matter of a person under 17.

 ::snipping3::

Brittney Wood reportedly left the Tillman’s Corner home of her parents on May 30 and when she was not heard from by June 2, she was reported missing.

Wood’s family members reported her last cell phone transmission located less than a mile away from her uncle’s home in the Styx River area. Concern escalated when the uncle, Donald Holland Sr., reportedly Wendy Holland’s husband, was found dead at his Fairhope home about a week later of an apparent self-inflicted gun-shot wound.

On June 5 and 6, 2012, volunteers conducted a search within a five-mile radius of the uncle’s home.

Less than two weeks later, on June 19, Kent and Randall Scott Wood were arrested, the result of a three-month investigation in and around the Marlow community.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on November 04, 2013, 08:19:42 PM
I wonder just how deep and wide this whole child pornography & child sexual abuse network runs?   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 04, 2013, 09:05:00 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/23872316/11th-person-arrested-in-wood-holland-alleged-sex-ring


11th Person Arrested in Wood-Holland Alleged Sex Ring
Posted: Nov 04, 2013 2:28 PM CST Updated: Nov 04, 2013 2:50 PM CST
By WKRG Staff

 ::snipping3::

Moore's bond hearing was held Monday afternoon before Judge Taylor. He set her bond at $75,000 on the Production of Child Pornography and $25,000 on Sexual Abuse Second Degree.

Moore cannot have any contact with the juvenile victim, as well as any child under the age of 18.

If Moore makes bond, she will be on house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 05, 2013, 10:28:34 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/jennifer-moore-arrest-shocks-neighbors


Jennifer Moore arrest shocks neighbors

By    Letisha Bush

Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:29 PM CST
Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 3:30 PM CST

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Neighbors in Magnolia Springs are shocked by the arrest of Jennifer Moore.

"She seemed like a really nice person. She's always been really nice to me and my grandma and my aunt when we are walking the baby," said Chase Weks, Moore's neighbor.

 ::snipping3::

"I would never ever in my life think that girl down there, Jennifer Moore, would have anything to do with it," said Weks.

Local law enforcement confirms Moore is an active assistant with the local cub scouts. Authorities say the charges are not related to the scouts.

Scout Executive Michael Hartigan said Moore in not an employee or an official volunteer at Boys Scouts of America.

Hartigan also said anyone with an arrest record is not allowed to be associated with the organization until their record is cleared.

 ::snipping3::

Authorities said Moore's charges stem from child victims connected to a sex ring investigation involving family and friends of missing mother Brittney Wood.

"They've had horrific things done to them," said BCSO Major Anthony Lowery about the children involved. "Horrific things. Anytime that more charges are added we understand it was something else that was done to them."

 ::snipping3::

Investigators said they expect to make even more arrests and add charges to existing known suspects.

Meanwhile, Moore is being held in jail on $100,000 bond and is ordered to remain under house arrest and stay away from children under the age of 18.



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 07, 2013, 09:46:15 PM
I wonder just how deep and wide this whole child pornography & child sexual abuse network runs?   ::MonkeyNoNo::

I don't know, MuffyBee, but I hope LE gets to the bottom of the pornography/abuse network.  Sickos, all of them, imo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/jennifer-moore-arrest-shocks-neighbors
Jennifer Moore arrest shocks neighbors
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:29 PM CST
Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 3:30 PM CST

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Investigators said they expect to make even more arrests and add charges to existing known suspects.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 07, 2013, 09:57:43 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/das-office-wants-bond-upped-for-randall-scott-wood

DA's Office wants bond upped for Randall Scott Wood
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8:40 AM CST
Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:46 PM CST

(http://media2.fox10tv.com//photo/2012/06/20/wood_20120620112201_640_480.JPG)

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Randall Scott Wood was arrested along with six others in a recent sting involving the alleged child sex ring investigation in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Wood, who has been charged previously by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, was most recently charged by the Saraland Police Department. He's charged with rape, sodomy, and enticing a child to enter a dwelling.

At the time, Wood was allowed to be released on pre-set bonds, while the other suspects appeared before a judge for a bond hearing. Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson wants that to change.

"I'm going to ask that he be held on the same bonds as all of the other defendants in this case which is $60,000 on a class A felony and $30,000 on a class B felony. Also I'm asking he be on electronic monitoring and house confinement," Patterson said.

Wood's attorney filed a written waiver of arraignment, entering his client's plea of not guilty.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 07, 2013, 10:03:20 PM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hometown-search-for-Brittney-Wood/451298481547844

The Hometown search for Brittney Wood
12 hours ago.

Wood was allowed to be released on pre-set bonds, while the other suspects appeared before a judge for a bond hearing. Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson wants that to change.

"I'm going to ask that he be held on the same bonds as all of the other defendants in this case which is 60-thousand on a class "A" felony and 30-thousand on a class "B" felony. Also I'm asking he be on electronic monitoring and house confinement," Patterson said."


Cynthia Wilson Smith I don't know the character of any of your family. But I do know how the law works. Just because he was the one that called doesn't make him innocent. It just gets him a better plea bargain.
3 · 9 hours ago via mobile..

Codi Baker Idiots? Please use spell check and correct grammar before insulting others for lack of intelligence.
1 · 4 hours ago via mobile..

Tj Wood you people are fuccin stupid uncle scotts the one who called the police on my uncle donnie ...think dumbasses why would he call the police if he was molesting her too ?!?!?! use your brains idiots its wat its there for
1 · 12 hours ago via mobile


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 12, 2013, 05:47:14 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/wood-holland-family-to-face-judge

Wood-Holland family to face judge

New details expected at preliminary hearing

By Andrew Perez

    Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 9:39 AM CST
    Published: Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:41 PM CST

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Family and friends of missing mother Brittney Wood are expected in court for a preliminary hearing Thursday, November 14.

Special report: Missing Brittney Wood

New details about a child sex ring investigation surrounding the Wood and Holland family are expected to be released in Mobile Judge Jay York's courtroom at 8:30 a.m.

The hearing stems from the most recent string of arrests on Tuesday, October 22, where the following suspects were arrested and charged with new/additional sex crimes:

    Wendy Holland: (biological aunt of missing teen, wife of Donald Holland.)
    Mendy Kent: (biological aunt of missing teen, twin sister of Wendy, wife of Dustin Kent)
    William Brownlee: (family friend)
    Nelton “Butch” Morgan: (family friend)
    Dustin Alton Kent: (uncle of missing teen, husband to Mendy Kent)
    James Cumbaa: (family friend)
 ::snipping3::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on November 12, 2013, 09:26:41 PM
Thank you for the update texasmom.

I see there's a helpful list of Who's Who for sex crimes.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 14, 2013, 06:27:02 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/23970010/details-come-out-in-prelim-hearing-of-wood-child-sex-ring

Details Revealed in Wood Family Sex Ring
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 11:19 AM CST Updated: Nov 14, 2013 12:20 PM CST

MOBILE, Ala. - The preliminary hearing for the Wood family child sex ring case is underway in a Mobile courtroom.

James Cumbaa, William Brownlee, Wendy Holland, Mendy Kent, Dustin Kent & Nelton Morgan are all in court together this morning for alleged child abuse.

According to witness, Detective Corley, a child victim involved in the case claims numerous sexual encounters with William Brownlee. The victim was 11-years-old at the time these crimes first began. William Brownlee was a friend of Donald Holland, the uncle of missing teenage mother, Brittney Wood. Holland committed suicide shortly after Brittney went missing.

According to Detective Corley, the Kent family forced their children to participate in sexual activity and made them touch adults inappropriately.

As the prosecution began describing wide-spread crimes, in which some of the suspects offered up their own children for sex crimes to other defendants, all sitting together, shook their heads.

Detective Corley also said on the stand that twin sisters, Mendy Kent and Wendy Holland have an incestuous relationship.

Judge York is sending all cases to  a grand jury.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 14, 2013, 06:31:34 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/11/child-sex_saga_6_brittney_wood.html

Child-sex saga: 6 Brittney Wood family members, friends in Mobile court
on November 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM, updated November 14, 2013 at 1:45 PM

 ::snipping3::
During testimony, investigators recounted the allegations of sex abuse from two underage, unidentified victims -- one male, one female -- which involved individual and group acts, some of which may have been recorded via a cell phone. According to the testimony, the earliest of the alleged abuses came when they boy was as young as 7 and the girl as young as 9.

In each case, York said he found sufficient evidence that the crimes were committed to send them to the grand jury for a possible indictment.

A seventh member of the alleged sex ring, Randall "Scott" Wood, is also charged in this recent round of allegations, although he was not scheduled to be in court on Thursday. According to Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson, Wood will have a bond hearing scheduled in the near future.

York is considering the requests of the various defense attorneys to lower bail amounts for each defendant, and will rule at a future time, the judge said.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on November 14, 2013, 06:44:51 PM
Video at the link

http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_family-sex-abuse-case-court-5756.shtml

Family Sex Abuse Case in Court
Updated: Thursday, November 14 2013, 05:16 PM CST

UPDATE 1PM: It was difficult to hear details in court Thursday morning in an alleged sex ring involving several members of missing teen Brittney Wood's family.

Dustin Kent, William Brownlee, Mendy Keny, Wendy Holland, James Cumbaa and Nelton "Butch" Morgan were in court. All are facing a variety of sex abuse charges.

Prosecutors say their young witnesses are believable. Defense witnesses call their claims questionable, but it's all uncomfortable to watch and hear.

"Here we have a group of adults who would get together and frequently molest children," said Nicki Patterson, Assistant DA.

The allegations are difficult to comprehend, even more difficult to hear in open court. So the mother of one defendant expressed outrage, and attempted to storm out.

The mother of James Cumaa had just heard evidence prosecutors plan to use to prove Cumbaa and five others are part of a child sex ring. Another family member even lashed out at our camera. The judge would have none of that, and let the family know it.

Prosecutors say Cumbaa was involved with a family that, prosecutors claim, were doing the unthinkable.

"The allegations here is that this was a group of family and friends who passed their children back and forth. These children are related to one another, and they are related to many of these people," said Patterson.

Twisting the plot even further, the six are either member of or friends with the family of missing teen Brittney Wood, whose uncle Donnie Holland was found dead last year.

At Thursday's preliminary hearing, prosecutors laid out a big piece of their case before a district judge, all details collected from a young teenaged girl and a preteen boy. They described the events that happened when they were as little as 7 and 9 years old, claims by the children that they were made to do obscene things with people they knew very well, claims of being delivered to locations for sex with multiple partners performing acts to selacious to mention here, most of them at a relative's house in Mobile.

In the end, the judge sent all of the cases over to the Grand Jury for possible indictments, possibly leading to a trial. That's not sitting well with some of the defense attorneys, who say this entire case is based on what they consider shaky evidence.

"When you have any witness available to you for an extensive period of time, they can be subject to any type of interrogation that gets you the answers to the questions you want. Basically, they are subject to coercion," said John Grow, defense attorney.

Still others scrabled to distance thier client from the case.

"Mr. Morgan is not part of this family. He's not in some ring with anybody. He happened to be a friend with Donnie back when they were
in high school," Donald Briskman, defense attorney.

"I can only speak to the allegations against Mr. Cumbaa and they are basically unsubstantiated. The are one of a litany of complaints and allegations this young lady has made that did not surface until very late in the investigation," said Cumbaa's attorney Jeff Dean.

A total of 11 people have been arrested in this case, spanning both Mobile and Baldwin counties. All of the arrests have some tie to Brittney Wood.

While this sex abuse investigation is going on, they search is still on for Brittney Wood. She disappeared in May of 2012, and hasn't been seen since.

Authorities on both sides of the bay say Brittney Wood's disappearance and the sex abuse investigation are not connected.

The six people in court Thursday were all requesting lower bonds. The judge asked it be submitted for further review.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on November 14, 2013, 08:19:35 PM
i dont think this statement will fly,i think there is a proc that has to be followed,
when kids report any type of abuse,and the kids are checked out by someone that
specializes in talking with kids about the abuse
thanks for all your updates grace-land

Quote
"When you have any witness available to you for an extensive period of time, they can be subject to any type of interrogation that gets you the answers to the questions you want. Basically, they are subject to coercion," said John Grow, defense attorney.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 15, 2013, 07:36:26 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/11/prosecution_alleges_friends_fa.html

Prosecution alleges friends, family of Brittney Wood 'passed their children back and forth' for sex

By Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on November 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM, updated November 15, 2013 at 8:20 AM

MOBILE, Alabama -- Six defendants in what prosecutors allege is an inter-family ring involving children being "shared" for sex were in front of District Court Judge Jay York on Thursday for preliminary hearings.

The cases involving each of the six defendants, related by either blood or fellowship to missing Mobile woman Brittney Wood, were bound over to a grand jury by the judge during a proceeding that required two tables be placed together to accommodate all of the accused. The respective attorneys for William Brownlee, Dustin Kent, Mendy Kent, Wendy Holland, Nelton Morgan and James Cumbaa had to stand behind and beside them in the cramped space.

During testimony, investigators recounted the allegations of sex abuse from two underage victims -- one boy, one girl -- which involved individual and group acts between the children and the defendants. According to the testimony, the earliest of the alleged abuses came when the boy was as young as 7 and the girl as young as 9, and in cases of some defendants continued for several years.

Attorneys for the defendants pointed out that, at this point in the process, all the allegations hinged on the word of two children, and no physical evidence.

 ::snipping3::

“Here we have a group of adults who would get together, frequently, and molest children,” Patterson said. “The allegations here are that this was a group of family and friends who passed their children back and forth (for sex).”

“This was the normal family interaction for them.”

In some of the scenarios recounted by the investigators, the alleged acts involved multiple defendants together. Households where the children said they were abused involved the Kent, Cumbaa and Morgan families, they said.

Attorney Jeff Deen, who is representing Nelton “Butch” Morgan, said there’s no reason his client should even be lumped in with the other defendants.

“Mr. Morgan is not part of this family, he’s not in some ring with anybody,” Deen said.

Like Brownlee, Morgan is an old friend of the late Donnie Holland, who is thought to be the last person to have seen Brittney Wood alive in May 2012 before he killed himself a few days later. Holland was suspected of being involved in similar acts before his death.

In the end, Judge York ruled there was sufficient evidence to bind all six defendants’ cases over to the grand jury for possible indictments. When York ruled on Cumbaa’s case, his mother, Martha Cumbaa, broke down in tears before, suddenly, standing up and calling Patterson an expletive.

She was ordered by York to stay in the courtroom after the hearing and eventually apologized after being appointed an attorney and learning of the seriousness of a contempt of court charge.

 ::snipping3::

The judge said he would consider the motions to reduce bail and rule on them at a later date.

Patterson said the bail amounts were appropriate, not just for ensuring the defendants would return to court, but also as a protective measure.

“This continues to grow in seriousness,” she said. “Part of this is to protect our community from them trading any other children while these cases are going on.”

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on November 16, 2013, 07:41:50 AM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::  I steeled myself before opening and reading the latest installment in this children's horror story and it's a good thing.    ::MonkeyNoNo::  Passing their children back and forth for shared sex, starting as young as 7 years old and sometimes continuing on for yeas.  Group acts.  Children should be allowed to be children, not pawns in adults sexual depravities.  What is the affect on these children in the future? 


http://blog.al.com/live/2013/11/prosecution_alleges_friends_fa.html
Prosecution alleges friends, family of Brittney Wood 'passed their children back and forth' for sex  "This was the normal family interaction for them.”   

Respectfully snipped from the above post/article:

Quote
Patterson said the bail amounts were appropriate, not just for ensuring the defendants would return to court, but also as a protective measure.

“This continues to grow in seriousness,” she said. “Part of this is to protect our community from them trading any other children while these cases are going on.”


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 16, 2013, 09:03:38 AM
::MonkeyNoNo::  I steeled myself before opening and reading the latest installment in this children's horror story and it's a good thing.    ::MonkeyNoNo::  Passing their children back and forth for shared sex, starting as young as 7 years old and sometimes continuing on for yeas.  Group acts.  Children should be allowed to be children, not pawns in adults sexual depravities.  What is the affect on these children in the future? 


http://blog.al.com/live/2013/11/prosecution_alleges_friends_fa.html
Prosecution alleges friends, family of Brittney Wood 'passed their children back and forth' for sex  "This was the normal family interaction for them.”   

Respectfully snipped from the above post/article:

Quote
Patterson said the bail amounts were appropriate, not just for ensuring the defendants would return to court, but also as a protective measure.

“This continues to grow in seriousness,” she said. “Part of this is to protect our community from them trading any other children while these cases are going on.”


Bolded in blue by me...

 ::rhino::

It's horrible, just horrible!   ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyTears:: ::MonkeyMad::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 18, 2013, 08:29:13 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/mpd-wood-family-member-search-warrant-issued


MPD: Wood family member search warrant issued

By Jessie Miller

    Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:52 AM CST
    Published: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:52 PM CST

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - According to Mobile Police, Investigators issued a search warrant over the weekend at the home of a relative of missing mother Brittney Wood.

Authorities and relatives tell FOX10 News investigators were specifically looking for electronics and child pornography videos allegedly taken by suspect Wendy Holland.

Sources say some of the 11 suspects charged have been opening up about an elaborate child sex ring involving family and friends of Wood while in jail.

 ::snipping3::

Mobile Police would not provide the details of the warrant, in order to protect the investigation.

FOX10 News Reporter Andrew Perez is digging deeper to get more information on these developments.




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 18, 2013, 08:41:36 AM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.wkrg.com/story/23970010/details-come-out-in-prelim-hearing-of-wood-child-sex-ring

Disturbing Details Provided Of Wood Family Sex Ring
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 11:19 AM CST Updated: Nov 14, 2013 5:55 PM CST
By WKRG Staff

Quote
“What you are faced with is children who grew up almost believing that this was normal, that this is what this family did. It's not like ‘let’s get together for Thanksgiving and carve a turkey.’ This was the normal family interaction,” said Assistant District Attorney, Nicki Patterson.

Detective Corley also said on the stand that twin sisters, Mendy Kent and Wendy Holland have an incestuous relationship, and one of the victims was forced to watch their sexual encounters.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 19, 2013, 01:17:38 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/mpd-wood-family-member-search-warrant-issued

Sex ring suspects admit watching sex abuse

Brittney Wood listed as a victim

By Andrew Perez Jessie Miller

    Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:11 PM CST
    Published: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:52 PM CST

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - FOX10 News has uncovered exclusive new details in an alleged child sex ring involving family and friends of missing mother Brittney Wood.

Authorities executed a search warrant at the home of suspect Wendy Holland Thursday, November 14 after two of the eleven suspects confessed to seeing numerous child porn videos on Holland’s home computer.

 The warrant, obtained by FOX10 News, says authorities were searching for, "any printed images depicting children engaging in obscene activity or any devices capable of producing, storing or transferring digital images."

The warrant also says a child victim claimed that numerous instances of sex abuse were “videoed by Wendy Holland and/or husband Donald Holland by use of webcams, digital cameras, and cell phones.”

 ::snipping3::

 The search warrant also says that Brittney’s uncle, Dustin Kent and family friend William Brownlee have admitted to seeing videos of several child victims engaging in sex acts.

It reads, “Donald Holland showed them videos on his computer of (the victim) and Brittney Wood, at various ages all under 13, engaging in sexual activity with different adults.”

Witnesses present during the search of Wendy’s home say a computer tower and cell phone were removed from the residence.

 FOX10 is working to get more information and will have details as they become available.




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on November 19, 2013, 10:09:19 AM
Donald Holland suicides with Brittney Wood gun, and he had video of Brittney and others engaging
in sexual activity with different adults. at various ages all under 13, Brittney is missing and LE
thinks her missing has nothing to do with the fam sex ring sex abuse
so does LE have evidence that Brittney Wood is missing on her own,or by someone not in the
sex ring sex abuse fam,are all the sex ring members accounted for at the time Brittney goes
missing.




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: yuknomenot on November 19, 2013, 10:30:08 AM
I have felt, from the beginning, that this group of filth could not have acted all of these years without some high-placed help, whether that be in LE, the courts, or both.  With each of the recent stories I become more convinced that's the case.  IF the truth of this is ever found, no doubt we will all be shocked by the make up of the group of molesters.   But we all must remember that Brittney and the molester case are not connected.  Please  ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 19, 2013, 09:27:20 PM
cw618 and yuknomenot, I hear you! 

 ::rhino::

The same questions cross my mind all the time in this case.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 19, 2013, 09:32:58 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/11/post_366.html#incart_river_default

Investigators: child sex-abuse investigation and Brittney Wood 'all connected'
Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com By Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com
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on November 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM, updated November 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

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Wendy Wood Holland is accused of second-degree sodomy in Mobile County

MOBILE, Alabama – On the same day she was in court on sex-abuse charges, investigators with a search warrant took computer equipment that could contain pertinent evidence from Wendy Wood Holland’s home in Irvington, according to the Mobile Police Department.

“We made collection of electronic storage devices in regards to the ongoing sex-abuse case,” said Ashley Rains, a department spokesperson.

Holland is the maternal aunt of missing mother Brittney Wood, and for the first time since Wood’s disappearance in May 2012, Mobile County investigators are saying the 20-year-old and sex-abuse charges against several of her family members and their friends are linked.

Not only are there at least 9 such individuals facing prosecution in Mobile County, but several have been indicted in Baldwin County, where prosecutors were the first to press charges in the wake of Wood’s disappearance, although the investigation was going on prior to last summer.

“They all have something to do with Brittany Wood, maybe not her disappearance but they’re all connected,” said Mobile County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lori Myles about the Mobile County cases. “It’s just constant.”

And the search warrant, as well as possible pornographic materials contained on them, could provide the first evidence of that connection between Wood and sex abuse.

According to a report by Fox10 News, the search warrant cites a child victim who said “numerous instances of sex abuse” were recorded by Wendy Holland and/or her husband, Donnie Holland, using “webcams, digital cameras, and cell phones.

Donnie Holland killed himself shortly after Brittney Wood went missing, and is thought to be the last person to see her.

The report goes on to state that sex-abuse defendants Dustin Kent, Wood’s uncle, and family friend William Brownlee have admitted to seeing children having sex on video. According to the report, the search warrant reads: ““Donald Holland showed them videos on his computer of (the victim) and Brittney Wood, at various ages all under 13, engaging in sexual activity with different adults.”

In an interview with the Press-Register/AL.com, Myles did not go so far as to call Brittney Wood a victim, but said she could not comment on the substance of the search warrant since it was issued by the Mobile Police Department, and not the sheriff’s office.

 ::snipping3::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 21, 2013, 09:57:42 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/letters-point-to-motive-for-murder


Letters point to motive for murder

Authorities to also reopen suicide investigation

By Andrew Perez

    Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 8:00 PM CST
    Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 8:00 PM CST

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Sources confirm to FOX10 News authorities are taking a second look at the apparent suicide of Donald Holland, Sr. He is the uncle and last person seen with Brittney Wood, who disappeared May 30, 2012.

Authorities are revisiting evidence to determine exactly how he died.

The news comes just days after letters to and from sex abuse suspect Wendy Holland surfaced, indicating that Brittney Wood may have known her life was in danger before she went missing.

In a letter obtained by FOX10 news apparently written to Donald’s wife, the sender writes “Brittney wrote a letter with a lot of evidence on it pertaining to Jennifer, her, you, Mendy, and (child victim). She said if anything happened to her to give it to the police.”

The letter goes on to say, “(no-name) is scared to give the letter up,” and “you need to … get that letter that Brittney wrote. This can seriously (expletive) you up.”

At least one of the letters was found at Wendy Holland's residence.

Sources said the new information goes toward motive in the possible murder of Brittney Wood and/or Donald Holland.


Wendy is one of 11 suspects arrested and charged in an elaborate child sex ring investigation where officials say family members had been “passing their kids around” for years.

FOX10 News Reporter Andrew Perez is putting the pieces together. Catch his exclusive report on FOX10 News at 9 p.m.




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 22, 2013, 12:38:16 AM
https://www.facebook.com/FOX10News/posts/10152033867673944?comment_id=288073984&offset=0&total_comments=50

Fox10 Andrew Perez This alternative LE theory questions if Donald Holland was the only one involved in Brittney's disappearance. He has been the obvious choice until now. It also questions if his death was a suicide.
Like · Reply · 13 · 2 hours ago

    Justice Matters First - thank you Fox10 Andrew Perez for your dedication to Brittney and the other victims. Secondly - it has been obvious to anyone with half an ounce of common sense that Donnie's "suicide" should have at the very least been referred to as "alleged suicide". The red flags & other obvious signs/evidence were all there from the very beginning (deleted texts, calls, time lapse between calling LE when he was "found", hacking into Brittney's voice mail & Facebook, etc...).
    Third - and this speaks to Donnie's alleged suicide, not everyone has been entirely convinced that he killed Brittney (or acted alone if he was involved). Why would he have been so desperate to reach her the following days if he knew she was dead? If he had intended to kill himself why wait until that morning/early afternoon? Why not do it in the previous days or months to avoid going to jail? If he killed Brittney and planned to kill himself why not commit the murder/suicide while they were both at the Styx River house on May 30th? Donnie's activities in those 3 days have never added up.
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    Justice Matters P.S... it's always convenient for the actual culprit(s) to blame everything on the person who is deceased.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 25, 2013, 09:20:30 AM
http://www.pnj.com/article/20131125/NEWS01/311250018/Light-the-Way-Home-Hope-still-burns-for-the-missing?nclick_check=1

Light the Way Home: Hope still burns for the missing
Family, friends and volunteers gather to remember those who have disappeared
Nov. 24, 2013 9:15 PM   |

Written by
Kevin Robinson

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 ::snipping3::

KlassKids works to fight crimes against children.

“The event is to make sure people don’t forget,” said Brad Dennis, national search director for child advocacy and search and rescue for KlassKids. “We see these stories as something outside of our own communities. But as you can see, there are a lot of hurting families here tonight.”

The group walked from ­Bartram Park to the Hawkshaw Memorial Lagoon Park on ­Pensacola Bay, holding candles and carrying signs with the names and images of their missing loved ones.

Before the walk, they huddled together against the biting wind in a tight semi-circle, a member of each family stepping forward to tell the story of a missing loved one.
 
Stephanie Hanke recounted the tale of her stepdaughter, 19-year-old Brittney Wood, who was last seen with her uncle two days before he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“We will not give up looking for her,” Hanke said. “Her daughter is 3, and she needs her mother.”

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 25, 2013, 06:54:06 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/11/brittney_woods_aunts_denied_bo.html

Brittney Wood's aunts denied bond reduction in ongoing sex abuse case, likely to remain in jail

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By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
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on November 25, 2013 at 11:31 AM, updated November 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM

MOBILE, Alabama -- A Mobile County judge denied a pair of motions to reduce bond Monday morning in an ongoing sex abuse investigation spanning Mobile and Baldwin counties and leading to the arrest of multiple family members and family friends of a missing mother.

Mobile County District Court Judge Jay York denied a request to reduce the bonds of twin sisters Wendy Wood Holland and Mendy Wood Kent, both 34. They are the maternal aunts of Brittney Wood, a Mobile mother who went missing in 2012.

Defense attorneys Matthew Alan Seymore, representing Holland, and John Grow II, representing Kent, argued the $30,000 bond handed down by York effectively ensured the pair would remain in jail while awaiting a grand jury hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to take them to trial.

The pair argued their clients are destitute and said their right to a reasonable bond was being violated.

Holland and Kent are facing one count each of second-degree sodomy. In addition, Kent faces one count of sex abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

Their cases were sent to a grand jury in November, although Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson said she doesn't expect the charges to be heard until 2014.

Grow said the $30,000 bond, which is on the high-end of the spectrum for such charges, is "excessive... for someone who doesn't have anything." He told York that Kent had been notified by a Department of Human Resources employee of pending charges four or five months before her arrest, pointing to her continued presence in the Mobile area as a sign that she was not looking to bolt.

He requested York lower her bond to $5,000 and require GPS monitoring upon her release.

 ::snipping3::

In Baldwin County, Holland is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child, first-degree sodomy, sexual torture and sex abuse. She was released on a reduced bond in those cases in June following multiple hearings on the matter. She has been required to wear a GPS monitoring device during her release.

Seymore requested York allow his client to leave jail on her own recognizance with GPS monitoring.

Patterson said defense attorneys were continuing to rehash the same arguments that kept either defendant from getting a reduced bond in the first place. In the meantime, officials have been gathering more evidence which points further to the defendants' guilt, she said, including testimony from three children and corroboration from others.

"As more and more evidence comes in to police officers, which happens daily," more charges are possible, Patterson said.

She said the defendants are accused of abusing "not one but numerous children, some of whom are now adults, some who are still children."


Seymore told York it was the first time he had heard of additional victims in the case and argued prosecutors still lacked physical evidence to support their claims.

York sided with Patterson and denied a bond reduction. Defense attorneys plan to continue to fight the decision.

Holland and Kent were arrested along with four others on Oct. 22. They remain in jail as of 11:30 a.m.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 25, 2013, 06:56:35 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/two-alleged-child-sex-abuse-suspects-bonds-not-lowered


Two alleged child sex abuse suspects' bonds not lowered

By Chasity Byrd

    Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 2:42 PM CST
    Published: Monday, November 25, 2013, 2:42 PM CST

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Wendy Wood Holland and Mendy Wood Kent appeared before Judge Jay York Monday morning, November 25, asking for their bonds to be lowered.

The sisters, also twins, were most recently arrested by Mobile Police. Wendy Holland is charged with sodomy second degree. Mendy Kent is charged with sex abuse of a child less than 12-years-old and sodomy second degree.

Holland and Kent were among seven others recently charged in Mobile County. Holland also faces charges in Baldwin County.

With the most recent arrests, the judge set bond for the suspects at $30,000 for each class "B" felony and $60,000 for each class "A" felony.

Holland's bond is currently set at $30,000, while Kent's bond is $60,000.

While in court, Holland and Kent's attorneys argued the two needed to take care of their invalid mother. They also told the judge that their clients were no danger to society.

Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson fired back, saying no child is safe if Holland and Kent are not behind bars, given the nature of the crimes they are charged with.

 ::snipping3::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cadillac on November 27, 2013, 08:01:47 AM
No danger to society ??? ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 04, 2013, 01:17:17 AM
No danger to society ??? ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked::

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 04, 2013, 01:20:15 AM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/baldwin-county/sex-ring-suspect-seeks-mental-eval

Attorney seeks court ordered mental eval. for sex ring suspect

By Andrew Perez

    Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 3:50 PM CST
    Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 3:50 PM CST

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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - An attorney for one of 11 sex abuse suspects tied to missing mother Brittney Wood is asking for a court ordered mental evaluation of his client, Jennifer Moore.

Moore is the only woman and second person charged with production of pornography involving minors and second degree sex abuse. 

She was arrested Friday, November 1 as part of an ongoing child sex ring investigation involving friends and family of the missing mother Brittney Wood. 

In his motion for mental evaluation, attorney Brian Dasinger wrote that Moore “suffers from severe depression and has been diagnosed with several other psychological disorders that require prescription medication, almost none of which is currently being administered to her by the Baldwin County Jail.” 

We reached out to Dasigner for more details but our call was not immediately returned.

FOX10 News uncovered Moore was an active leader with the Cub Scouts in Magnolia Springs at the time of her arrest.

 ::snipping3::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 03, 2014, 06:02:46 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2014/01/authorities_search_5_acres_in_1.html

Authorities search 5 acres in Theodore for signs of missing Mobile mother Brittney Wood
Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
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on January 03, 2014 at 4:17 PM, updated January 03, 2014 at 4:19 PM

THEODORE, Alabama -- Authorities with two Mobile County law enforcement agencies and volunteers with a foundation aimed at finding missing children searched private property in Theodore Friday in hopes of finding signs of a Mobile mother missing since 2012.

The Mobile County Sheriff's Office, volunteers with the Klaas Kids Foundation and the officers with the Mobile Police Department's Juvenile Division searched five acres in Theodore for Brittney Wood, now 21 years old, said Ashley Rains, public information officer for MPD.

The search was called off before 3 p.m. with no signs of the missing woman, although authorities plan to continue to search the area at an unspecified date in the future, Rains said.

Friday's search was prompted by a tip to authorities that they may find a body in an area in Theodore. Rains could not provide the exact location of the search.

"We've been following up on every tip that we get," Rains said. "(The Wood case) is still an active missing person case and we're going to take every credible lead we can follow."

She urged locals to stay attentive, particularly in wooded areas.

"If anybody sees anything suspicious, even if it's just clothing on the ground, call us," Rains said.

Wood was last seen wearing a blue tank top, blue jean shorts and white flip-flops. She was carrying a pink or teal tote bag.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 03, 2014, 06:07:08 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/mpd-mcso-search-for-missing-mom


KlaasKids: Search for missing mom done for the day

By    Kati Weis

Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014, 3:11 PM CST
Published: Friday, January 3, 2014, 2:57 PM CST

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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - KlaasKids said a search for missing mother Brittney Wood has been called for the day, but “will likely continue at a later date.”

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed deputies are assisting the Mobile Police Department in a search for the body of Brittney Wood.

Officials said they began searching the woods behind Brittney’s home on Leonard Drive in Tillman’s Corner after they received a tip Friday, January 3.

The Wood family wasn’t aware of the search. They said authorities showed up and began searching.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 03, 2014, 07:46:01 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/24359733/search-renews-for-brittney-wood

Search Renews for Brittney Wood
Posted: Jan 03, 2014 6:20 PM CST Updated: Jan 03, 2014 6:20 PM CST
By Allen Carter - bio | email
 
 ::snipping3::

“What we are doing is teaming up with klaas kids and following up on some anonymous tips that we have gotten and following up with those leads,” said Mobile Police Lt. Sonja McLeod.

Officers, deputies and volunteers from the Klaas Kids Organization search the area between Travis Road and Quimby Drive. But at the end of the day their search came up without discovery.

It’s an area familiar to investigators and one they have combed over before. Its right behind the home Brittney shared with here mother.

“I am ready to find my daughter, but I think I would have known if she was this close,” said Chessie Wood.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Blue Moon on January 04, 2014, 12:14:22 AM
I cannot tell you how disgusting and evil this whole thing is.  I just read this thread from start to finish and I have never been more sick to my stomach.  I had not heard about this missing person and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.  How awful what those kids have gone through with this group of "adults".  Sick, Sick, Sick is all I can say.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 04, 2014, 01:59:50 AM
I cannot tell you how disgusting and evil this whole thing is.  I just read this thread from start to finish and I have never been more sick to my stomach.  I had not heard about this missing person and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.  How awful what those kids have gone through with this group of "adults".  Sick, Sick, Sick is all I can say.

ITA, Blue Moon, disgusting, evil, and sickening.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad::

Heartbreaking for the victims.  And the other children of those charged in this case, are they all victims too?  What are their lives like now?  ::MonkeyTears::

Your statement about not even knowing about Brittney, especially struck a chord with me.  One thing that I've thought about a lot over the past few days, something I've known about for a while but I'm not even sure it has ever been mentioned here.  Please don't throw bananas at me!  Dustin Kent is the brother of AJ McCarron's mother.  I can completely understand their wanting to distance themselves from this sickening mess, but I have to wonder if they couldn't have been instrumental in helping to get answers about what happened to Brittney; or at least brought more attention to the fact that SHE IS MISSING and needs to be found.

Dustin Kent's wife Mendy is the twin of Donnie Holland's wife Wendy, who most believe at least know (if she wasn't directly involved) what happened to Brittney.

Maybe AJ and his family were instructed by some "powers that be" to stay as far away from all of this as possible  There's no hiding the fact of the relation here, there is at least one obituary on the web that links them (and I haven't dug very deep).  Was the silence to distance themselves?  Or do they just not care?  There are plenty of touching articles with AJ helping others out there, would anyone have thought less of him if he had spoken out for Brittney?

I read this comment; and I have to agree with a lot of it.

JMO

I honestly don't know if this site is reputable or not, if it's not I apologize; but that doesn't change the concerns expressed in the "comment" imo.

http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/12/aj-mccarrons-pedophile-uncle/

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WinkyT.  Dec 10, 2013

Aj seems to be a pretty good guy. I totally get why people don't want him mentioned in this horrible story. But my problem with this story has been the lack of it being reported. These charges first came out in the summer of 2012. His cousin Brittney Wood, a young mother, has been missing for a year and a half. I live in the state of alabama and found out about this that same summer and learned that this was aj's extended family. I have noticed since then how little coverage this story has received. It seems the mobile paper has reported the bare minimum in an attempt to protect aj. I have even noticed comments deleted on articles that were written about kent, if aj was mentioned in the comment. I doubt they would protect anyone else in this way. Football trumps everything, even a young mother who has been missing for eighteen months. I have friends who are hardcore alabama fans, that can tell you every player and every stat, but have no idea about this. They look at me like I am making it up when I ask about it. They honestly have no idea their star quarterback has a missing cousin. Everyone knows who Natalee Holloway is, EVERYONE. Why? Because it was a tragic story and the media reported it. It got the word out and helped develop leads because everyone was concerned and wanted to find her. She could have been one of our daughters. Brittney Wood is no less of a person and has deserved that same urgency that Natalee received. Yet in this state, where football is king, no one knows who she is. Katherine Webb became an overnight celebrity just because of her relationship with aj. If aj told Brittney's story and asked the public for help, who knows what could have happened. I totally understand wanting to distance yourself from this horrible story but some things are more important. Everyone is right about this not being aj's fault that part of his family did these things. No one would have blamed him. How could you? But it's not Brittney's fault either. So why wouldn't you try to help? You have the college football world hanging on your every word and nothing is said. EVERYONE knows who dee dee bonner is and EVERYONE knows who katherine webb is and the one person who needs her name out there more than anyone (Brittney) is unknown. During the Penn State scandal, we as a society were disgusted that the safety of innocent children was ignored because it might have disrupted the religion that is Penn State football. Well I pray to God that the silence over the last 18 months is due to the advice from an attorney. Because if everyone that knew kept there mouth shut to keep the alabama crimson tide's dynasty intact..... then you are as guilty as those who knew in the Penn State case. I feel for aj and truly hate that he is having to go through this. I just wish the media or word of mouth, something, could have gotten Brittney's name out more. She is the real victim. She and her daughter deserved more and not sure why they didn't get it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520933/AJ-McCarron--Heisman-Trophy-finalist--pictured-uncle-charged-rape-incest-luring-victim-13-promise-pet-hamster-family-pedophile-ring.html

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Gift: Before her arrest, Mendy Kent, Dustin's wife, posted a picture of a hand signed poster from McCarron on her Facebook account. It was deleted after charges were brought


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on January 18, 2014, 04:07:07 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/flower-pot-robbery-suspect-arrested#.UtnmtQkjM30.facebook

Wood's brother arrested for flower pot robbery
MPD: Flower pot used as weapon
Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:55 PM CST
Published: Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:13 PM CST

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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Police arrested 18-year-old Terry "TJ" Wood Friday, January 17, in connection with a robbery that happened January 14. According to reports, the victim was struck in the head with a flower pot.

Police say two men asked the victim for a ride on Lee Circle. When he refused, police said one of the men picked up a flower pot and beat the victim in the face. The suspects stole the man's wallet and car keys.

Wood is charged with first-degree robbery and theft of property.

Wood is the younger brother of missing mother Brittney Wood.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: yuknomenot on January 18, 2014, 06:00:33 PM
One physical trait this bunch - whether blood related or not - all have in common, the cold dead eyes.  It's unfortunate it will probably never be known how many generations all the abuse goes back, so much could be learned.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: klaasend on January 19, 2014, 10:09:34 AM
http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=5550 (http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=5550)

Few leads in case of missing teen mom
By Gabriel Tynes

Issue#
JUNE 22, 2012

Three weeks after a South Mobile County teen mother walked out of her mother’s house and stopped communicating with family members, the Mobile Police Department said there is still an active investigation into her whereabouts, although the search has somewhat cooled. Contrary to early reports, police have learned it was not unusual for 19-year-old Brittney Wood to leave her house for days at time, although during those absences, she usually kept in contact with her family.

MPD Cpl. Chris Levy said he couldn’t go into too much detail out of concern for the department’s investigative techniques, but Wood’s family reported her missing June 2 after she "packed her bags and walked out of the house” May 30.

From comments:

Dr_TJ_Eckleburg says:

JULY 11, 2012
1:34 PM         New information: Dustin Alton Kent, one of Brittany's uncles who was arrested, is also AJ McCarron's uncle. McCarron plays quarterback for the Crimson Tide.


From me:

I don't understand WHY A.J. isn't using his notoriety to bring more attention to missing Brittney?  
 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: yuknomenot on January 19, 2014, 10:25:05 AM
I have felt all along that someone(s) were trying to coverup this story as much as possible and that's why these animals have been given slap on the wrist bonds.  Once I read that this A.J. was related, it seemed IMO that was the answer - they are trying to insulate and distance him from this family to protect his future. 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on January 19, 2014, 11:56:16 AM
"packed her bags and walked out of the house” May 30.
so where are the bags, IIRC, the uncle gave her a ride on the motorcycle to and
from where they were, did these bags of hers fit in a motorcycle saddle bags

Quote
http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=5550
Issue#
JUNE 22, 2012
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MPD Cpl. Chris Levy said he couldn’t go into too much detail out of concern for the department’s investigative techniques, but Wood’s family reported her missing June 2 after she "packed her bags and walked out of the house” May 30.




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 19, 2014, 12:57:37 PM
"packed her bags and walked out of the house” May 30.
so where are the bags, IIRC, the uncle gave her a ride on the motorcycle to and
from where they were, did these bags of hers fit in a motorcycle saddle bags

Quote
http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=5550
Issue#
JUNE 22, 2012
 ::snipping3::
MPD Cpl. Chris Levy said he couldn’t go into too much detail out of concern for the department’s investigative techniques, but Wood’s family reported her missing June 2 after she "packed her bags and walked out of the house” May 30.




From what I recall, the only bag mentioned has been a pink or teal tote bag.  My understanding is one bag.  But who really knows?  Pink or teal are not even close in color, did she have one of each and they're both missing?

 ::MonkeyConfused::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 19, 2014, 12:58:27 PM
http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=5550 (http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=5550)

Few leads in case of missing teen mom
By Gabriel Tynes

Issue#
JUNE 22, 2012

Three weeks after a South Mobile County teen mother walked out of her mother’s house and stopped communicating with family members, the Mobile Police Department said there is still an active investigation into her whereabouts, although the search has somewhat cooled. Contrary to early reports, police have learned it was not unusual for 19-year-old Brittney Wood to leave her house for days at time, although during those absences, she usually kept in contact with her family.

MPD Cpl. Chris Levy said he couldn’t go into too much detail out of concern for the department’s investigative techniques, but Wood’s family reported her missing June 2 after she "packed her bags and walked out of the house” May 30.

From comments:

Dr_TJ_Eckleburg says:

JULY 11, 2012
1:34 PM         New information: Dustin Alton Kent, one of Brittany's uncles who was arrested, is also AJ McCarron's uncle. McCarron plays quarterback for the Crimson Tide.


From me:

I don't understand WHY A.J. isn't using his notoriety to bring more attention to missing Brittney?  
 

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 19, 2014, 09:05:57 PM
http://www.mobileso.com/whos-in-jail/

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201300023090   KENT, DUSTIN ALTON   10/22/2013 20:46:25   7264 WINTHARP LN MOBILE AL

201300023088   KENT, MENDY WOOD   10/22/2013 20:42:06   7041 MARLE RD MOBILE AL 36619

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There is no "Wintharp" street in Mobile, Alabama.

"Dusty" couldn't remember his parent's address?

I seriously doubt he could afford to live in that neighborhood otherwise.  JMO

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://goo.gl/maps/5J7TA

http://www.mobile-propertytaxal.com/php/bill.php?key=03109157&parcel=

OWNER NAME - KENT DAVID A & SONDRA FAYE

LOCATION - 7274 WINTHROP LANE



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on February 10, 2014, 11:55:02 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2014/02/woman_accused_of_sexual_encoun.html

Baldwin County woman accused of sexual encounter with teen, teen's mother
Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

on February 10, 2014 at 8:45 PM

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Jennifer Moore, 32, of Magnolia Springs

FOLEY, Alabama — Bail was reduced Monday from $100,000 to $10,000 for a woman accused of having a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl and the girl's mother.

Jennifer Moore, 32, of Magnolia Springs, was arrested in November on charges of second-degree sexual abuse and producing child pornography. The child porn charge stems from Moore being accused of recording the sexual encounter with a phone.

Moore had a preliminary hearing Monday before Baldwin County District Court Judge Michelle Thomason at a satellite courthouse in Foley. The judge decided a grand jury should hear the case.

Moore was arrested in November as a part of sex abuse investigation that has resulted in arrests by the sheriffs' offices in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Relatives of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since 2012, and friends of her relatives have been arrested as a part of the investigation.

The parents of the victim in Moore's case also are connected to the sexual abuse investigation. During a hearing in November for suspects charged in Mobile County, it was alleged Wood family members and their friends passed their children back and forth for sex.

Moore remained in the Baldwin County Corrections Center on Monday night.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Nut44x4 on February 11, 2014, 07:32:07 AM
 :2thinky:  interesting


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on March 06, 2014, 06:11:32 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/03/05/mother-of-missing-woman-takes-polygraph/

Mother of missing woman takes polygraph
Updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:07 pm
Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:03 pm

The mother of missing woman Brittney Wood says she passed a polygraph examination with flying colors, some 9 months after she was arrested in an elaborate child sex ring investigation.

Click here to read the full Polygraph report

During the exam, which Wood paid for and had independently administered by a licensed polygraph examiner, she was asked a total of 10 questions, only 3 of which were relevant to her charges.

The report states she answered those questions truthfully, denying allegations of sex abuse.

Chessie Wood is one of 11 suspects accused of abusing at least one child in the family who is also related to her missing daughter, Brittney.

A 19-year old Brittney Wood was last seen with her uncle Donald Holland on May 30, 2012.

Authorities said Holland killed himself shortly after with Brittney’s gun.

After his suicide, nearly a dozen relatives and family friends were arrested and charged with various sex crimes against children in what some law enforcement officials have called the worst child sex ring in the state of Alabama.

Court documents show Chessie Wood’s attorney is trying to enter her polygraph results into evidence.

When asked if she would allow the state to administer a polygraph exam, Chessie Wood responded “No.”
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on March 14, 2014, 01:49:22 AM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/03/13/judge-rules-chessie-woods-lie-detector-test-inadmissible/

Judge rules Chessie Wood’s lie detector test inadmissible
Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:20 pm
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11:25 am

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – On Thursday, March 13, Judge Jay York ruled a private lie detector test taken by Chessie Wood will not be entered as evidence in her alleged child sex abuse case.

“Problem with this test is it’s not the test itself, it’s the results of the test. Now all of a sudden the test is inadmissible,” said Wood’s attorney Michael McDuffie.

McDuffie said he was angry that the judge barely let him talk. The test was paid for by Wood, and involved 10 questions. Three of those questions were relevant to Wood’s case. Wood is charged with sex abuse and sodomy.

Assistant DA Nicki Patterson said in court with lie detector tests like these, both the prosecution and the defense have to agree and the state adamantly does not.

“He, in my opinion, is attempting to manipulate public opinion and the potential jury pool by putting this out in the news. Polygraphs are not admissible in the state of Alabama because they have been ruled scientifically unbelievable,” Patterson said.

Patterson said she can’t comment on state administered polygraphs.

“The state isn’t allowed under our rules of ethics to comment on whether someone has taken a polygraph, been offered to one to take, or has failed a one,” she said.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on April 07, 2014, 10:41:35 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://bcsonline.co.baldwin.al.us/smartweb/jail.aspx

MOORE, JENNIFER GONZALES (W / FEMALE / DOB: 5/14/1981 )
Status: Released
Booking No: BCSO13JBN007151 MniNo: BCSO99MNI049003
Booking Date: 11/01/2013 21:19:26 Released: 3/28/2014 4:19:35 PM
Age On Booking Date: 32
Bond Amount: $5000.00
Address Given: 25420 WATERWORLD RD Apt ROBERTSDALE, AL 36567
CHARGES
STATUTE COURT CASE NUMBER CHARGE DEGREE LEVEL BOND
  • 13A-6-67 DC13-4835 (BALDWIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE) SEXUAL ABUSE SECOND DEGREE S F $5000.00
  • 13A-12-197 DC13-4834 (BALDWIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE) PRODUCTION OF PORNOGRAPHY WITH MINORS F $5000.00


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 14, 2014, 11:11:15 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2014/05/detective_behind_at_least_3_br.html

Detective behind at least 3 Brittney Wood family arrests honored as Mobile Police Officer of 2013

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From left to right, Mobile City Council Member Gina Gregory, Officer Jeff Corley, The Exchange Club of Mobile's Travis Everette and Chief James Barber pose for a photo on Thursday, May 8, 2014. (Courtesy of Ashley Rains/Mobile Police Department)

By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
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on May 09, 2014 at 5:14 PM, updated May 09, 2014 at 5:28 PM

MOBILE, Alabama -- A detective focused on getting child predators off the streets was honored Thursday as the Mobile Police Department's 2013 Officer of the Year. Among his notable cases are the arrests of three people related to missing mother Brittney Wood.

Officer Jeffrey Corley has been with MPD since at least 2010, when he testified in the case against a 62-year-old man who was later found guilty of taking nude photographs of a 2-year-old girl.

Corley is one of four MPD officers assigned to the Child Advocacy Center of Mobile alongside officers from other area-agencies.

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"Many of the cases assigned to Det. Corley involve the most vile sexual offenses perpetrated against innocent children by perpetrators, most of which are known to the victim and in some cases (that) they are related to," Patrick said.

"During the course of his investigations, Det. Corley found himself charging mothers, fathers, stepfathers, cousins, babysitters and even neighbors with the most heinous sexual crimes imaginable against small children."

Among Corley's notable 2013 cases, Patrick pointed to the October arrest of multiple family members accused of abusing two child victims. Records from Mobile County Metro Jail show Corley arrested Dustin "Dusty" Kent, Wendy Wood Holland and Mendy Wood Kent on Oct. 22.

All three are related to Brittney Wood, who has been missing since May 2012.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 15, 2014, 02:38:40 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2014/05/members_of_alleged_inter-famil.html

Members of alleged inter-family sex ring connected to missing mother Brittney Wood in court Thursday

By Michael Dumas | mdumas@al.com
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on May 15, 2014 at 11:22 AM, updated May 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

MOBILE, Alabama – Eight people accused of passing children back and forth for sex within a group of family and friends will enter pleas to a host of sex-abuse charges on Thursday.

William Brownlee, James Cumbaa, Wendy Holland, Dustin Kent, Mendy Kent, Nelton Morgan, Chessie Wood and Randall "Scott" Wood were arrested in October, and are charged with the abuse of two children, aged 7 and 9, over a period of years.

During testimony at a bond hearing in November, prosecutors gave details about the attacks, which allegedly included individual and group acts between the children and the defendants. Charges levied against some of the accused are first- and second-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and sexual abuse, involving children younger than 12 and no older than 16. A complete breakdown of the charges, in both Mobile and Baldwin counties, can be found here.  http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/7_brittney_wood_family_members.html

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All of the accused are either direct relatives or family friends of Brittney Wood, a single mother who went missing nearly two years ago and is feared dead. It is suspected she was also a victim of sex abuse as a child.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on May 15, 2014, 03:25:50 PM
I believe Brittney Wood was murdered.  I hope her remains can be recovered for forensic evidence and for her to be laid to rest.  There may be one thing good that has come out  Brittney's disappearance is it revealed a filthy underbelly of child sex abusers.  Her death may not have been in vain.  JMHO


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 15, 2014, 07:02:12 PM
I believe Brittney Wood was murdered.  I hope her remains can be recovered for forensic evidence and for her to be laid to rest.  There may be one thing good that has come out  Brittney's disappearance is it revealed a filthy underbelly of child sex abusers.  Her death may not have been in vain.  JMHO

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 15, 2014, 07:05:36 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/05/15/sex-ring-suspects-plead-not-guilty/

Sex ring suspects plead not guilty

Candace Murphy

Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:57 pm
Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:50 pm   

Family and friends related to missing mother Brittney Wood were in Mobile County court Thursday, May 15 where they entered a plea of not guilty to charges surrounding a sex ring involving children.

Wendy Wood Holland, William Brownlee, Dustin Alton Kent, Mendy Wood Kent, James Cumba, Nelton Lloyd Morgan and Chessie Wood are all accused of sexually abusing children.

The district attorney’s office said Randall Wood, who is also facing charges in this, case waived his right to an arraignment but did enter a plea of not guilty.

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They are expected to appear in court again August 7.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 15, 2014, 08:57:22 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/25531238/key-investigator-on-missing-brittney-wood-case

Key Investigator on Missing Brittney Wood Case
Posted: May 15, 2014 6:25 PM CST Updated: May 15, 2014 7:11 PM CST
By Tiffany McCall - bio | email
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Corporal Terri Hall has been working on the missing Brittney Wood case since the beginning.

"Out of all the cases that I have worked and investigated this is the most intense," she said.

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"It's been trying. Sometimes we follow up on leads and it's something you don't expect. You've seen some arrests, of course everybody has, but it has been a continuing investigation and we are following up on every lead we possibly can," she said.

Since Brittney's disappearance, several people, including family members, have been arrested in bizarre allegations of sex abuse involving incest with family members and friends. They're crimes Cpl. Hall finds difficult to talk about.

"It's hard to talk about because you can't even imagine what these children have gone through. We are talking about people that are suppose to love them and care for them and they are using them for their needs and they are using them. Every time I think about it I think about what they had to go through on an everyday basis and I really believe they thought this was normal. And the only way I can describe this family and the people that are associated with this family is sick," said Cpl. Hall.

She says the real heroes in this investigation are the children involved. About 4 to 5 children have come forward to help with put the suspects behind bars.

"I am extremely proud of the children in this investigation and thank God they had the courage to do that. For those that do come forward that's just a highway for others you know. I'm always amazed that these children can come through this," she said.

It's a job that takes its toll, "Sometimes I have restless nights, but they are only restless because I have a goal in mind and that goal is to see an investigation."

For Cpl. Hall, an arrest in a case isn't the end. Her gratification comes only after knowing her hard work has made a difference in a child's life.

"Until that child knows there's no one that's going to take their innocence. They don't have to be physically abused anymore. When that child knows they can close their eyes and rest. That's what I want for them. That's the happiness. Knowing that that child has been saved," she said.

Cpl. Hall has been awarded Deputy of the Year by the Mobile County Sheriff's Office. She is the first woman to hold the honor.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 18, 2014, 09:56:56 AM
Hopefully someone will step up and do something awe inspiring for Brittney, for her daughter, Payton who hasn't seen her momma in two years now; and the other innocent child victims in this case.  The victims that found the courage to speak out, they're miracles too, and deserve a second chance too...to be children...to be loved; and not abused by those who were supposed to love and care for them.  JMO

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/aj-mccarron-katherine-webb-flower-girl_n_5339918.html

AJ McCarron And Katherine Webb Make Inspiring Choice For Flower Girl At Their Wedding
The Huffington Post  | by  Ryan Grenoble

Posted: 05/16/2014 6:55 pm EDT Updated: 05/17/2014 2:59 am EDT

Just off his selection in the fifth round of the NFL draft, freshly minted Cincinnati Bengals player AJ McCarron has made an important pick of his own.

The former Alabama quarterback and his new fiancée, Katherine Webb, have chosen Starla Chapman to be the flower girl at their wedding. Starla is a 5-year-old leukemia survivor, who met McCarron in 2011 when he visited the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital to hand out presents on Christmas Eve.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2014, 06:01:06 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/25570357/a-closer-look-at-the-child-advocacy-center

A Closer Look at the Child Advocacy Center
Posted: May 20, 2014 6:49 PM CST Updated: May 20, 2014 6:50 PM CST
By Tiffany McCall

MOBILE, Ala. - At the Child Advocacy Center you'll find a network of therapists, law enforcement officers, social workers, and the only child abuse prosecutor for Mobile County, Nicki Patterson.

"The case load is pretty significant. I have open at any given time about 250 cases," she said.

Patterson is an assistant district attorney and says the majority of the cases involve pornography and the internet.

"I've learned something from almost every case. We are currently involved in the Wood/Holland cases and I think we've all learned a lot in those cases, that just how far and how deep a family that practices incest can take these practices and how many generations can be tainted by that. we've seen that frequently, but this one was just so large, that it's almost overwhelming," she said.

19 year old Brittney wood garnered national attention after she disappeared, her uncle who was last seen with her committed suicide, and 8 relatives and friends were arrested on charges involving rape, sex abuse and sodomy. Mobile police detective Jeff Corley says the investigation is far from over.

"There's so many defendants involved and just to think that parents would do that to their child and take them around to different family members and friends like that, it was definitely the most shocking case that I've ever worked," he said.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 21, 2014, 06:02:33 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=506324426162652&set=a.225246064270491.52792.225242460937518&type=1

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 30, 2014, 08:43:45 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/05/30/brittney-wood-detectives-wait-on-forensics-results-sources-close-to-case-talking/

Brittney Wood Detectives: wait on forensics results, sources “close to case” talking

By walaletishabush
Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 5:25 pm
Published: Friday, May 30, 2014, 2:11 pm   

Lead investigators working on missing mother Brittney Wood’s case say they are waiting for forensics results on possible evidence found in a vehicle.

Detectives are not revealing who the vehicle belonged to. Only saying they found the vehicle a few months ago, took samples and sent possible evidence to a forensics lab.

Officer Jeff Corley is one of the investigators in Mobile working on the case.

“Ultimately I believe she was murdered. But we are going to have to eventually find her body or have someone come forward as a witness to that,” said Corely.

Corely said people “very close to the case” are cooperating with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. He won’t reveal who, but says the interviews are producing leads they are following up on.

 ::snipping3:: Now Stephanie Hanke believes her step-daughter is dead.

” I’m starting to believe this was pre-meditated.I want to believe she is somewhere out there alive but with everything going on… even law enforcement doesn’t believe that,” said Hanke.

Reporter: “What is keeping you up at night?”
Hanke: “Not knowing. Still waiting for answers”

Detectives say they sent possible evidence to a foresenics lab a few months ago and it will be another couple of months before they get the results.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 30, 2014, 08:46:15 PM
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 30, 2014, 09:27:49 PM
http://blog.al.com/live/2014/05/mobile_county_detectives_honor.html

Mobile detectives honored for work on Brittney Wood family, Alicia Gray and other child abuse cases

By Theresa Seiger | tseiger@al.com
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on May 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM, updated May 30, 2014 at 3:27 PM
   
MOBILE, Alabama -- For the first time since the 1980s, two area law enforcement officers working out of the Child Advocacy Center of Mobile were chosen by their respective agencies as Officer and Deputy of the Year. The pair was recognized on Friday by the center's Board of Directors for their work investigating multiple high-profile cases.

"As you can imagine, dealing with child victims is a very emotional process for the detectives that are assigned here -- a very difficult process they have to undertake," said Police Chief James Barber. "It takes a very special skill set."

Detective Jeff Corley was named the Mobile Police Department's 2013 Officer of the Year. He's been with MPD for eight years, the last four of which he spent working out of the Child Advocacy Center.

On average, Corley investigates six to eight allegations of child sexual and physical abuse per month, according to MPD.

"There's no more rewarding job in law enforcement, I think, than putting away a bad guy that’s abused his children," Corley said. "That is the only good part in this, is I feel like we're actually doing something to protect our children from future abuse."

His notable investigations in 2013 included work on the case against the family of missing Mobile mother Brittney Wood. Since June 2012, eight of her family members and three family friends have been arrested and charged with sex abuse.

Cpl. Terri Hall also worked on the case. She was the deputy who escorted Wood's mother, Chessie, from Mobile County Sheriff's Office Headquarters to Mobile County Metro Jail on June 27, 2013. Chessie Wood faces charges of second-degree sexual abuse and production of child pornography after a girl said she had been abused when she was 10 years old.

Hall, who works between 15 and 20 felony crime against children cases per month, was named MCSO's 2013 Deputy of the Year. She's been in area law enforcement for 14 years and has worked from the Child Advocacy Center for the last three and a half years.

"Here at the Child Advocacy Center we have one common interest, one common goal, and that is to help with the healing process for our kids and for our families," Hall said.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on May 30, 2014, 11:53:44 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/05/30/vigil-to-be-held-on-2-year-anniversary-of-brittney-woods-disappearance/

Vigil held on 2-year anniversary of Brittney Wood’s disappearance
By Kati Weis
Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 9:27 pm
Published: Friday, May 30, 2014, 9:10 pm   

DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – On the 2-year anniversary of the disappearance of young mother Brittney Wood, folks gathered Friday night, May 30, in Daphne, to keep the hope alive for finding her body.

A candlelight vigil was held at the Carmike jubilee movie theatre in Daphne to honor the lives of missing children across the Gulf Coast, including Brittney.

The Klaas Kids Foundation, along with the Disaster & Victim Services, two organizations involved with the search for Brittney Wood, also encouraged folks to light a candle for Brittney’s young daughter Payton, to encourage her, and let her know hope is not lost for finding her mother.

Brittney’s father, Wallace Hanke, told FOX10 his daughter has been missing for much too long, and he wants answers in his daughters case.

“It’s just been way too long, it’s been too long,” he said, “Two years is way too long to not know where your daughter is, where her body is, what happened to her, what exactly happened to her.”

Today, officials told FOX10 they are getting more leads to finding Brittney’s body.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 07, 2014, 09:15:00 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=516490985145996&set=a.225514127577018.52878.225242460937518&type=1

World Wide Search for the Truth About Brittney Wood

We are so excited to announce Brittney Wood will be the focus of Jon Leiberman's podcast program "The CrimeLine"
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 @ 8:30/7:30 central.

Please join the show at
http://www.spreecast.com/events/unsolved-where-is-brittney-wood

Jon Leiberman is an award-winning radio and television host, crime victim advocate and an on-air contributor to CNN/HLN on crime.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on June 19, 2014, 06:07:02 PM
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=522905394504555&id=225242460937518

REMINDER - Tonight @ 8:30/7:30 central

Please tune in to Jon Leiberman's 'The CrimeLine' podcast

https://www.spreecast.com/events/unsolved-where-is-brittney-wood

Unsolved: Where is Brittney Wood?
Jon Leiberman
details
Thursday Jun 19, 2014
7:30pm CST

19 year old Brittney Wood went missing on May 30,2012 from Mobile, Ala. and hasn't been seen since. Her family joins Jon Leiberman, Derek VanLuchene and Mari Fagel to talk about all the twists and turns in this bizarre and horrifying case.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 01, 2014, 12:56:33 PM
Neither one should have had their bond reduced in my opinion.

 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad::

http://fox10tv.com/2014/07/01/twin-sisters-accused-in-alleged-child-sex-ring-due-in-court/

Twin sisters accused in alleged child sex ring due in court
By Steve Alexander/Photojournalist: Robert Brown
Published: July 1, 2014, 7:50 am
Updated: July 1, 2014, 10:39 am

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Mendy Kent and Wendy Holland

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Twin sisters accused in an alleged child sex ring spanning Mobile and Baldwin counties were in court Tuesday, July 1. It’s a story FOX10 News has been following for over two years.

Wendy Wood Holland and Mendy Wood Kent once again asked a judge to reduce their bonds. They have repeatedly tried to get their bond lowered in the past, but the requests have been turned down.

The sisters were indicted, so a new judge, Judge Rick Stout, is presiding over the case.

Holland is being held on a $30,000 bond on a sodomy charge. Judge Stout lowered her bond to $5,000.

Kent is charged with sodomy and sex abuse. Her bond is set at $60,000. Judge Stout denied her bond reduction.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 01, 2014, 01:19:42 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/07/wood_family_member_gets_youthf.html

Wood family member gets youthful offender in sex abuse case
Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com
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on July 01, 2014 at 12:01 PM, updated July 01, 2014 at 12:07 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Mobile man charged in connection with a sex abuse investigation was granted youthful offender status during a Tuesday hearing at the Baldwin County Courthouse.

Derek Wood was given the status as a part of an agreement that was worked out between the defense and the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office.

Wood is the brother of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since 2012. Brittney Wood was 19 years old when she disappeared.

Wood family members have been the target of a sex abuse investigation in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

Derek Wood was indicted on charges of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy as a part of the investigation. The victim was between the ages of 12 and 16 years old at the time of the abuse.

Derek Wood's youthful offender hearing was held behind closed-doors at the request of Wood's attorney, Christopher Rose.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 01, 2014, 01:23:40 PM
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WKRG Debbie Williams

Derek wood was back in a Baldwin Co. Courtroom this morning. He has been granted youthful offender status on rape and sodomy charges. He could be released from jail later today.
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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 05, 2014, 10:54:18 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/25919737/derek-wood-granted-youthful-offender-status

Derek Wood Granted Youthful Offender Status
Posted: Jul 01, 2014 5:07 PM CST Updated: Jul 01, 2014 5:53 PM CST
By Debbie Williams

In a plea agreement with the district attorney's office, he was granted youthful offender status for second degree rape and sodomy charges. Prosecutor Teresa Heinz says he committed those crimes before he turned 21. "He had requested youthful offender at a previous time which the state objected to and it was denied. An attorney can always file for a reconsideration of that."

In return, Wood is expected to testify against half a dozen or more family and friends in a sex abuse case that spans two counties and has lasted years. The cases may also provide answers to the whereabouts of Brittney Wood, the single mother missing for more than two years.

"The search for Brittney will go on until she is found," says assistant district attorney Teresa Heinz. "There is always hope that Brittney is alive I think in practicality I think its more of a recovery. I hate to say that because I'm not one to give up hope on anything but. I think after this extent this length of time I think that's where their efforts would be."

Prosecutors believe Brittney was also a victim of the sex ring where children were passed around from one adult to another. The timing of her disappearance is also suspect. "I don't think we are ever know the answer to that question unless we find Brittney."

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Sister on July 10, 2014, 10:29:28 AM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/25919737/derek-wood-granted-youthful-offender-status

Derek Wood Granted Youthful Offender Status
Posted: Jul 01, 2014 5:07 PM CST Updated: Jul 01, 2014 5:53 PM CST
By Debbie Williams

In a plea agreement with the district attorney's office, he was granted youthful offender status for second degree rape and sodomy charges. Prosecutor Teresa Heinz says he committed those crimes before he turned 21. "He had requested youthful offender at a previous time which the state objected to and it was denied. An attorney can always file for a reconsideration of that."

In return, Wood is expected to testify against half a dozen or more family and friends in a sex abuse case that spans two counties and has lasted years. The cases may also provide answers to the whereabouts of Brittney Wood, the single mother missing for more than two years.

"The search for Brittney will go on until she is found," says assistant district attorney Teresa Heinz. "There is always hope that Brittney is alive I think in practicality I think its more of a recovery. I hate to say that because I'm not one to give up hope on anything but. I think after this extent this length of time I think that's where their efforts would be."

Prosecutors believe Brittney was also a victim of the sex ring where children were passed around from one adult to another. The timing of her disappearance is also suspect. "I don't think we are ever know the answer to that question unless we find Brittney."

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I hope he holds up to his end of this bargain.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 31, 2014, 02:17:28 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/07/31/dustin-kent-uncle-to-brittney-wood-pleads-guilty-to-rape-and-dodomy/

Dustin Kent, uncle to Brittney Wood, pleads guilty to rape and sodomy
By Jonathan Andrews
Published: July 31, 2014, 11:01 amUpdated: July 31, 2014, 11:58 am

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BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) – Dustin Kent plead guilty to charges of rape and sodomy in a Baldwin County courtroom Thursday morning, July 31.

FOX10 News Reporter Kati Weis was in the courtroom on Thursday morning for Kent’s hearing. Kent entered a plea deal Thursday that allowed him to drop charges of incest by pleading guilty to rape in the second degree and sodomy in the second degree.

Kent is implicated by investigators in Mobile and Baldwin Counties in a sex crime ring, along with a number of family members.

Kent faces a number of charges, including sodomy and rape, among others.

Kent will be sentenced October 23, and his bond was revoked. Kent could face up to 20 years in prison. @FOX10News

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 02, 2014, 11:18:24 AM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/07/man_charged_in_wood_family_sex.html

Man charged in Wood family child sex investigation pleads guilty
Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

on July 31, 2014 at 1:18 PM, updated August 01, 2014 at 3:35 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A man whose family is suspected of having sex with underage relatives pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy.

Dustin Kent, 38, of Mobile, will be sentenced Oct. 23 during a hearing before Circuit Court Judge Jody Bishop at the Baldwin County Courthouse in Bay Minette.

The charges Kent pleaded guilty to stemmed from him having sex with a girl who was between 12 and 16 years old, Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said.

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Dustin Kent

Kent also was accused of sexually abusing another girl. The charges in the case were dropped as a part of Kent's plea deal, Heinz said.

Kent is the uncle of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since 2012. Wood was 19 years old when she went missing.

Wood's family members and friends of the family have been accused of passing their children back and forth for sex. The investigation has resulted in arrests in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

Kent is expected to plead guilty to sex abuse-related charges in Mobile County, Kent's attorney, John Beck, said.

A plea date has not been set. Beck said the parameters of Kent's plea are still being worked out.


One of the two victims in the Baldwin County cases was in the courtroom Thursday morning when Kent pleaded guilty.

Heinz said the plea was a huge relief for the girl because it is one less person she will have to testify against in court about the "horrible things that he did."

"This has been such a long process for her," Heinz said. "I am just glad that she entrusted me with doing what's best for her. I just want her to be able to come out of this with something left in her childhood."

Heinz said she believes the other victim also will be pleased with Kent's plea deal because of the prison term Kent will get.

Heinz said she couldn't say how much time Kent will get as a result of his deal.

"A lot of it is still up in the air depending on his cooperation," she said.


Beck said Kent has decided to take responsibility for his actions.

"He will continue to cooperate with the authorities and provide any information that maybe helpful in the investigations," Beck said.

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 06, 2014, 06:41:55 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/08/man_charge_in_wood_family_sex.html#incart_river

Man charged in Wood family sex investigation says he's innocent, rejects plea deal

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — An Eight Mile man who is charged in a child sex abuse investigation rejected a plea deal Wednesday after telling his attorney he's innocent.

William Brownlee, 50, appeared in Baldwin County Circuit Judge Jody Bishop's courtroom Wednesday morning because he was expected to accept a plea offer from the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office.

Thomas Pilcher, Brownlee's attorney, said after he arrived in court his client told him that he had decided not to take the offer because he "shouldn't go to jail for doing something he hasn't done."

"It was a surprise this morning when I walked in, and he told me he had changed his mind," Pilcher said.

Brownlee is charged with second-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sodomy in Baldwin County. He also has sex abuse-related charges in Mobile County.

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Brownlee was a friend of the late Donald Holland, an uncle of Wood's. Holland drove a black sport utility vehicle to a secluded clearing overlooking the Fish River in Baldwin County's Marlow community on June 1, 2012, and and shot himself in the head.

The deal

Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said Brownlee was offered deals on his cases in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

If Brownlee had accepted the deal on his Baldwin County cases, Heinz said she was going to recommend a 10-year sentence.

Heinz said Brownlee's Mobile County deal included a recommended sentence of 15 years in prison.

Heinz said Brownlee would have served the sentences concurrently if he had accepted the offer.

As a result of rejecting the Baldwin County deal, Brownlee will face trials in Baldwin and Mobile counties and will be looking at substantially more time in prison, officials said.

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Heinz said Brownlee could end up serving consecutive prison sentences.

Heinz warned Brownlee that if he didn't accept the offer from her office that he would not get another chance to take it.

"Once we get past this point all deals are off the table," she said.

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Cold feet

The victim was in the courtroom for Brownlee's hearing.

Heinz said she had no indication that Brownlee might not accept the deal until she arrived in court Wednesday.

She said she had prepared the victim, as she always does with victims, that there was a chance there could be a last-minute change.

"I was kind of beginning to get that feeling that he was having some trouble with things," Heinz said. "I was hoping that it was trouble with forms, but he says that wasn't it."

Pilcher and Brownlee talked several times before the hearing started. When they went before the judge, Pilcher informed Bishop of Brownlee's decision.

Pilcher also told the judge that Brownlee made the decision against his advice.

"The deal was a fair deal, in my opinion, considering the facts that I have been provided up to this point," Pilcher said after the hearing.

When asked during the hearing why he didn't want to accept the deal, Brownlee said, "The things I was being told and the things I'm being shown are not the same."

Brownlee also asked the judge for a change of venue.

"Well, you're not going to get that," Bishop said.



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 06, 2014, 06:49:53 PM
https://twitter.com/Candace_Murphy/status/497112322474016768 (https://twitter.com/Candace_Murphy/status/497112322474016768)

Candace Murphy
Fox10 News Reporter.

Candace Murphy ‏@Candace_Murphy

Randall "Scott" Wood enters a guilty plea on sodomy 2nd charge. Wood is the uncle to missing mother Brittney Wood.
Bay Minette, AL

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 07, 2014, 02:46:44 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/08/two_in_wood_family_child_sex_i.html

Two in Wood family child sex investigation take plea deals

By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

on August 06, 2014 at 7:26 PM, updated August 07, 2014 at 7:31 AM



BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Two men charged in the Wood family child sex investigation resolved their cases Wednesday afternoon by accepting plea deals.

Randall Wood, 44, of Mobile, pleaded guilty to a second-degree sodomy charge. Donald Holland Jr., 22, of Daphne, was given youthful offender status.

Wood and Holland had separate hearings before Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge Jody Bishop at the Baldwin County Courthouse.

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Randall Wood is Brittney Wood's uncle. Holland is the son of Donald "Donnie" Holland, who was Brittney Wood's uncle. Donald "Donnie" Holland committed suicide in 2012.

The Baldwin County District Attorney's Office dropped incest and second-degree sexual abuse charges against Randall Wood in exchange for his plea.

Randall Wood's sentencing on the sodomy charge has been scheduled for Oct. 23.


The sodomy charge carries a penalty of two to 20 years in prison. Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said the sentence that she recommends for Donald Holland Jr. will depend on his cooperation in the future.

Randall Wood's attorney, Pascal Bruijn, said he was glad the District Attorney's Office made an offer in his client's cases.

"They could take you to trial, and the maximum is so severe in a case like this that you don't ever want to take a case like this to trial if you are guilty," Bruijn said. "They had the evidence to back it up, so he decided to plead guilty."

Randall Wood also is facing charges in Mobile County in connection with the child sex investigation. He will enter a guilty plea in Mobile County Circuit on Thursday, Bruijn said.


Donald Holland Jr. was arrested on charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and incest. He previously asked for youthful offender status in his case, but the court denied his request.

Wednesday's hearing was held behind closed-doors. The cases against Donald Holland Jr. will be sealed as a result of his youthful offender status.

Under state law, a judge can grant youthful offender status to a person charged with a crime that happened when the person was under 21 years old.

Heinz said Donald Holland Jr. was not sentenced during the hearing. She said his sentence will depend on his cooperation in the future.

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The victim was in the courtroom Wednesday for the three hearings.

"This is an extremely overwhelming process," Heinz said. "It's something that they've waited for so long for results and then finally all of it is starting to hit all at once. It takes a toll on people."

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 07, 2014, 09:31:27 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/08/07/dustin-kent-chessie-wood-enter-pleas-in-sex-abuse-case/

Dustin Kent, Chessie Wood enter pleas in sex abuse case
By Kati Weis/ Photojournalist: Franz Barraza
Published: August 7, 2014, 10:46 am   
Updated: August 7, 2014, 5:29 pm

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Dustin Kent pleaded guilty and Chessie Wood entered a not guilty plea in court in Mobile County on Thursday, August 7.

Kent pleaded guilty to second degree rape and sodomy. As part of his plea deal, Kent’s charge of first degree rape was downgraded to a second degree charge, and his other sex crime charges were dismissed. He will face a sentencing hearing on November 13, and could face two to 20 years in prison.

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Kent and Wood’s cases are both part of an alleged sex ring officials said spans Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Mother of Brittney Wood wants a trial

Chessie Wood’s not guilty plea means her case will go to trial, which she maintains will prove her innocence.

Wood is the mother of Brittney Wood, a 20-year-old woman who has been missing since 2012. Officials have said that the sex ring investigation is not tied to Wood’s disappearance.

Wood is charged with sexually abusing a young family member as part of the alleged sex ring her other family members are allegedly involved in. Wood told FOX10 she is maintains her innocence, and said her sole focus is on finding her missing daughter.

“I shouldn’t be convicted, innocent people don’t get convicted,” said Wood after her court appearance Thursday morning. “I’m not going to take (a) plea deal.”

Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson told FOX10 Thursday morning she has no trouble taking Wood to trial.

“The children in these cases are very descriptive, very graphic in their descriptions,” said Patterson, “I feel comfortable in putting them on the stand, and letting them tell a jury what happened to them.”

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on August 26, 2014, 08:55:54 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/08/bw.html#incart_m-rpt-2

Circumstantial evidence suggests Brittney Wood is dead, sheriff says

By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

on August 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM, updated August 26, 2014 at 12:48 PM

MOBILE, Alabama — Hope that Brittney Wood is still alive is flickering.

The grim reality is she could be dead and what happened to her may never be known.

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"Do I think there is going to be a happy ending where Brittney is reunited with her family?" Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said last week. "Realistically, no. You always want closure for people. The fact that she's still out there missing just leaves this family in a wreck, just wondering.

"As a parent, I would always keep hope alive. For her parents, I hope that something is done one way or another to where they can get some closure," Heinz said.

No one can say for sure what happened to Wood. There is only a trail of unanswered questions: Where is she? What led to her disappearance? Is she dead?

"If we look at it, there is more circumstantial evidence to say that she is dead," Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said last week. "There is no evidence that would suggest she is still alive. We have her entered in the computer as a missing person. She has not come across anybody else's radar anywhere in the U.S. When you balance the evidence out, it's overwhelmingly that she is probably deceased."

While Wood has been missing, a dark family secret has been publicly revealed — children in her family were sexually abused by relatives and friends of relatives. New reports reveal that Brittney herself was the victim of sexual assault at the age of 9. The former boyfriend of her maternal grandmother was sentenced to life in prison for rape and a consecutive 10-year sentence on the sex abuse charge.

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Arrests were made in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Of the 11 people arrested, four have agreed to plea deals. The cases against the remaining suspects are pending.

"Of course, we are hoping that during the process of these prosecutions something will lead us to additional information (about Wood)," Mobile County Assistant Attorney Nicki Patterson said. "Unfortunately, it has not yet."

Mack said whether Wood's disappearance is related to the sex abuse investigation "would be an assumption at this point."

"Obviously, one would tend to think that it probably did have some bearing one way or the other," the sheriff said. "But that would be dependent upon who actually murdered her. That may tell the rest of the story."

Brittney Wood's stepmother, Stephanie Hanke, said she is trying to hold on to hope that her stepdaughter is still alive.

"You don't want to ever give up hope, I mean, even as bad as it looks," she said. "But you don't want to set yourself up thinking the best when you need to go ahead and prepare for the worst."

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Heinz said there is still reason to think that Brittney Wood's family could get some closure. She said there are still several suspects whose cases have not been prosecuted, and someone could have answers to the questions surrounding Brittney Wood's disappearance.

She said the four suspects who agreed to plea bargains were asked about Brittney Wood's disappearance and so will anyone else who wants a deal.

"I am still hopeful," Heinz said. "We still have a few more people that I'd like to talk to, a few more cases that are out on the table that we haven't made offers in yet. I'm hoping that one of those people have the information that we need."


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 31, 2014, 06:38:35 PM
maybe i missed this

Missing woman 'who helped expose pedophile sex ring involving 11 of her relatives' is now presumed dead, police say as it's revealed she was abused herself as a child

By JAMES NYE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 13:25 EST, 31 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:06 EST, 31 August 2014

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The search for an Alabama woman missing since 2012 has been cast in an even more sinister light this week with the news that she was raped and abused by her grandmother's boyfriend when she was a young girl.
Young mother, Brittney Wood, was raped for two years on and off by, Ronald Robertson, 53, until in 2003, when she was 11-years-old, she accused him of attacking her.
Indeed, since 2012, eleven members of Wood's family have been arrested for having sex with underage relatives in Mobile County.
Robertson was convicted in 2005 and is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree rape charges.
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While sexual assault victims are not usually named, the fact that Wood is missing and her family suspected of systemic pedophilia, AL.Com chose to name her.
Since her disappearance in May, 2012, after leaving her mother's home, 11 people including her brother, aunts and uncles have been arrested in connection with a huge family sex abuse investigation.
Police have said in the past that they fear that Wood is dead.
The large investigation is still continuing and seen the arrest of Chessie Wood, 39, Derek Wood, 23, Brittney Wood's brother, according to AL.Com.
The recently released files from 2003 show that Wood's sexual abuse first emerged after she reported it to a day care director at a local Baptist church.
'She said Brittney asked her if she could talk to her, but she was afraid that someone would get hurt,' according to the Mobile police report.
'She said Brittney wrote a note and told her, 'He touched me in a bad spot.'
When she was 12 years old she testified at Robertson's trial and revealed horrifying details about the case.
more
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2739162/Missing-woman-helped-expose-pedophile-sex-ring-involving-11-relatives-presumed-dead-police-say-revealed-abused-child.html


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on August 31, 2014, 06:52:49 PM
i forgot the warning, for the above article, you will be totally shocked, grossed out
it is stomach churning, hard for the brain to go there,
and heartbroken for the victims
 ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on September 01, 2014, 11:04:23 AM
i forgot the warning, for the above article, you will be totally shocked, grossed out
it is stomach churning, hard for the brain to go there,
and heartbroken for the victims
 ::MonkeyTears::


After following Brittney's case for a while now, I've come to realize when I check for updates on her MP thread there is the possibility of still more ugliness, depravity etc. of what some have done to innocent children and other victims.  When I click on the thread for an update, my mind starts wondering what evil things will be revealed this time?!   ::MonkeyNoNo::  Brittany never had a chance, being surrounded by so many perverts.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  JMHO 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on September 22, 2014, 02:25:01 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/09/22/wendy-holland-facing-four-new-sex-abuse-charges/

(http://lintvwala.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/wendy-holland.jpg?w=650)

Wendy Holland facing four new sex abuse charges
By Hal Scheurich Published: September 22, 2014, 12:26 pm   
Updated: September 22, 2014, 12:33 pm   

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) – Wendy Holland has been arraigned on four more sex abuse charges in Baldwin County.

She appeared in court Monday, September 22.

Officials said the new charges she faces are one count of second degree rape, two counts of second degree sodomy and one count of second degree sex abuse. They said the allegations are all for the same victim, a male, who was under the age of 16 at the time of the alleged crimes. Authorities also said the charges stem from a different victim than who she allegedly abused in another case. They said the alleged crimes happened within Baldwin County.

Holland has been assigned a $100,000 bond on the new charges, and will remain in jail. Assistant District Attorney Theresa Hines said no trial date has been set for Holland in any of her cases, but she anticipates her going to trial sometime in December.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 14, 2014, 06:00:07 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/10/jury_selection_underway_in_woo.html#incart_river

Jury selection underway in Brittney Wood family sex abuse case
 Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on October 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM, updated October 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- Jury selection has started in the trial of an Eight Mile man who is charged in a child sex abuse investigation connected to the family of missing woman Brittney Wood of Mobile.

(http://media.al.com/news_mobile_impact/photo/15558459-small.jpg)
William "Billly" Brownlee

William "Billy" Brownlee, 50, who was indicted in 2012, is charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse.

Brownlee was expected to plead guilty during an Aug. 6 court hearing but changed his mind.

 ::snipping3::

The jury pool is made up of 70 people.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Green Eyes on October 14, 2014, 06:06:16 PM
i forgot the warning, for the above article, you will be totally shocked, grossed out
it is stomach churning, hard for the brain to go there,
and heartbroken for the victims
 ::MonkeyTears::


After following Brittney's case for a while now, I've come to realize when I check for updates on her MP thread there is the possibility of still more ugliness, depravity etc. of what some have done to innocent children and other victims.  When I click on the thread for an update, my mind starts wondering what evil things will be revealed this time?!   ::MonkeyNoNo::  Brittany never had a chance, being surrounded by so many perverts.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  JMHO 

They all need to hang. What a sick bunch of people.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 14, 2014, 06:08:35 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/10/live_updates_william_billy_bro.html#incart_river

Live updates: William "Billy" Brownlee child sex abuse trial

William "Billy" Brownlee, 50, who was indicted in 2012, is charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse.

Oct 14 2014 10:56 AM CDT Jury selection is underway. The jury pool is made up of 70 people.

Oct 14 2014 10:56 AM CDT The alleged abuse happened when the victim was 12 to 13 years old. She is now 16 years old.

Oct 14 2014 11:01 AM CDT Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz is prosecuting the case.

Oct 14 2014 11:02 AM CDT Defense attorney Thomas Pilcher is William Brownlee's attorney.

Oct 14 2014 11:05 AM CDT Heinz: No medical or DNA evidence in case.

Oct 14 2014 11:23 AM CDT The case is being tried before Circuit Court Judge Jody Bishop.

Oct 14 2014 12:00 PM CDT Jury selection continues. Some jurors are being questioned at the judge's bench.

 ::snipping3::

Oct 14 2014 1:34 PM CDT Jury selection has resumed. Jurors still are being questioned at the judge's bench.

Oct 14 2014 1:39 PM CDT Jurors are being asked about what they have read in newspapers or heard on the news about the case.

Oct 14 2014 2:18 PM CDT The attorneys have finished questioning the potential jurors. They are selecting the jurors who will hear the case.

Oct 14 2014 3:23 PM CDT Fourteen jurors, including two alternates, have been selected.

Oct 14 2014 3:26 PM CDT Opening statements will begin soon.

Oct 14 2014 3:28 PM CDT The jurors: 7 men and 7 women

Oct 14 2014 3:38 PM CDT Heinz: Brownlee was a family friend of the victim.

Oct 14 2014 3:42 PM CDT Heniz: Victim experience a pattern of abuse, including from a relative..

Oct 14 2014 3:44 PM CDT Pilcher: Brownlee was raped by victim's relative when he was 8 years old.

Oct 14 2014 3:45 PM CDT The trial has ended for today. Testimony will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 14, 2014, 06:27:55 PM
i forgot the warning, for the above article, you will be totally shocked, grossed out
it is stomach churning, hard for the brain to go there,
and heartbroken for the victims
 ::MonkeyTears::


After following Brittney's case for a while now, I've come to realize when I check for updates on her MP thread there is the possibility of still more ugliness, depravity etc. of what some have done to innocent children and other victims.  When I click on the thread for an update, my mind starts wondering what evil things will be revealed this time?!   ::MonkeyNoNo::  Brittany never had a chance, being surrounded by so many perverts.   ::MonkeyNoNo::  JMHO 

They all need to hang. What a sick bunch of people.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

I agree. 



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 15, 2014, 02:01:42 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyTears::

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/10/prosecutor_child_sex_abuse_vic.html#incart_river

Prosecutor: Child sex abuse victim was pimped out

Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

on October 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM, updated October 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- A 16-year-old girl who was a longtime sex abuse victim will testify Wednesday about a horrific childhood that included being pimped out by a relative, a prosecutor said.

Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said among the people the girl will say she was made to have sex with was William "Billy" Brownlee, 50, of Eight Mile.

William Brownlee
Brownlee

 
A Baldwin County grand jury indicted Brownlee in 2012 on second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse charges. The indictment is the result of an alleged sex act that happened when the girl was 12 to 13 years old and when the relative was present, Heinz said.

Brownlee's trial started Tuesday morning at the Baldwin County Courthouse in Bay Minette in Circuit Judge Jody Bishop's courtroom. The majority of the first day of the trial was spent whittling down a jury pool of 70 to 14.

The seven men and seven women selected to be jurors in the case will begin hearing testimony at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Two of the jurors are alternates.

 ::snipping3::

Brownlee is a friend of the relative who made the victim available for sex, Heinz said. The relative, who is now deceased, also physically abused the girl, she said.

The relative "got pleasure out of pimping her out to other people for lack of a better word," Heinz said.

 ::snipping3::

Pilcher said Brownlee was a victim of the girl's relative. He told the jurors that the man first raped Brownlee when Brownlee was 8 years old.

"For the rest of his childhood, he was raped," Pilcher said.

Records show Brownlee was born in 1964, four years before the girl's relative.

Pilcher also told the jurors the story that they will hear from the victim does not match Brownlee's version of what happened.

"(The girl's relative) forced Billy Brownlee to do something with his child," he said. "Now from what I can tell, Mr. Brownlee has one... story, and (the victim) has another. They don't entirely match up. One thing we do know (the relative) was there, and he forced him."

Heinz said the victim will allege she was sexually abused by Brownlee on several occasions.

Heinz said the teenager will tell the jurors in graphic testimony what she has suffered through.

"She will have to describe things in embarrassing details and difficult details of exactly what Billy did to her," Heinz said.

Heinz said the girl's childhood has not been like what most children experience.

"Her norm became this series of sexual abuse," she said. "That's what happened to (her) every weekend. That's what they did. That's her version of normal, and I expect that you will hear that from her."


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on October 15, 2014, 03:40:19 PM
Quote
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/10/prosecutor_child_sex_abuse_vic.html#incart_river
 October 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM, updated October 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Brownlee is a friend of the relative who made the victim available for sex, Heinz said. The relative, who is now deceased, also physically abused the girl, she said.

The relative "got pleasure out of pimping her out to other people for lack of a better word," Heinz said.

Pilcher said Brownlee was a victim of the girl's relative. He told the jurors that the man first raped Brownlee when Brownlee was 8 years old.

"For the rest of his childhood, he was raped," Pilcher said.

Records show Brownlee was born in 1964, four years before the girl's relative.

Pilcher also told the jurors the story that they will hear from the victim does not match Brownlee's version of what happened.

"(The girl's relative) forced Billy Brownlee to do something with his child," he said. "Now from what I can tell, Mr. Brownlee has one... story, and (the victim) has another. They don't entirely match up. One thing we do know (the relative) was there, and he forced him."

JMO
i see how these trials are going to go,misinformation to confuse the jurors
my math is correct right?

Brownlee was born 1964, 4yrs b4 the girls relative, that means the TGR was born in 1968
and B-lee was 8yrs in 1972, TGR, was 4yrs old when he started raping B-lee at the age of 8
and TGR was 30 yrs old at the time of the girls birth, IE: the girl is 16 now

B-lee is 50 now, if TGR was still living he would be 42


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: cw618 on October 15, 2014, 03:45:30 PM
 sorry typing to fast, should read 46 not 42
B-lee is 50 now, if TGR was still living he would be 42


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 15, 2014, 06:38:25 PM
http://www.publiclibraries.com/search/search.htm?qf=donald&qn=holland&qc=&qs=Alabama&submit=1

Donald Paul Holland
Donald Paul Holland
D Holland
Donny Holland
Donnie P Holland
P Holland Donnie

46

Mobile, AL
Fairhope, AL
Stockton, AL
Mobile, AL

Edward Holland
John Edward Holland Sr
Mindy Holland
Nefra Louise Holland
Ronald W Holland


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 15, 2014, 08:47:07 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/local-15-today/stories/wpmi_william-brownlee-court-1763.shtml#.VD8W02ddW8B

William Brownlee in Court
Updated: Wednesday, October 15 2014, 01:27 PM EDT

 ::snipping3::

The jury had to listen to grueling testimony by the victim Wednesday, who said it had become normal almost every weekend to be forced to have sex or commit sexual acts with her relatives and her relatives friends. She specifically testified that she had several encounters with Brownlee.

The testimony was graphic and she added that her relative not only forced her to commit the acts but that the acts had been video taped.
 
She also testified that Brownlee willingly participated, which is important because that's his defense. Brownlee's attorney has said his client was forced to participate.

The young woman said the acts occurred in Baldwin County and several other times in Mobile County at Brownlee's home.

This trial is expected to last through Friday.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on October 15, 2014, 09:46:14 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::  ::MonkeyMad::

http://fox10tv.com/2014/10/15/brownlee-trial-opens-with-graphic-testimony/

Brownlee trial opens with graphic testimony
Published: October 15, 2014, 11:34 am  |  Updated: October 15, 2014, 6:12 pm   

 ::snipping3::
The prosecution played two recorded interviews for the jury.  The first was an audio recording with Baldwin County Sheriff’s investigators.  In that interview, Brownlee adamantly denied ever touching the alleged victim.  But in a second video interview with Mobile Police investigators, Brownlee broke down crying, saying that he did have contact with the alleged victim, but it was against his will and he only did it because he was intimidated by the alleged victim’s family member.

The prosecution called two other female witnesses who say they were victims of sexual assault by Brownlee when they were juveniles.  Those incidents are unrelated to this case, but Judge Jody Bishop allowed the testimony since they would show the passion and propensity to commit abnormal sexual relations.

The prosecution rested its case late Wednesday afternoon.  The defense rested without calling any witnesses.  Closing arguments are set to begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 16, 2014, 02:44:47 PM
http://www.wkrg.com/story/26803964/jury-begins-deliberations-in-brownlee-sex-abuse-case

Update: Brownlee Convicted in Sex Abuse Case
Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:15 AM CDT
Updated: Oct 16, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
By Debbie WilliamsCONNECT
 

Update: William Brownlee found GUILTY on Sex abuse and sodomy charges. Jury took 20 minutes.

In closing arguments this morning, prosecutors said Brownlee "is a man who lives to have sex with 12 year old girls," and "Every time he had the opportunity to have sex with a 12 year old girl he took it."

Baldwin County assistant district attorney Teresa Heinz told jurors "Billy Brownlee has not ever been a victim." She then methodically reminded jurors of what the victim said happen and how Brownlee would do a "switcheroo" and make it look like he was the victim.

Defense attorney Thomas Pilcher told jurors he didn't call any witnesses to refute the prosecution witnesses because the state had not proven their case. He called this a typical "he said, she said" case with the state "not providing one shred of evidence to back up the victim's story" and he said, "That is doubt."

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on October 16, 2014, 05:07:10 PM
 ::justice2nj2::

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/10/baldwin_jury_convicts_man_of_c.html

Man connected to Brittney Wood's family convicted of child sex abuse charges in 20 minutes
on October 16, 2014 at 2:59 PM, updated October 16, 2014 at 4:09 PM

 ::snipping3::
Brownlee, 50, was found guilty of second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse. He was convicted of having sex with the girl when she was 12 or 13 years old.

The victim, now 16 years old, is a relative of Wood. Brownlee is a family friend.

Brownlee is set to be sentenced Dec. 18. He could be sent to prison for two to 20 years on the sodomy charge and for up to a year on the sex abuse charge.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 01, 2014, 01:09:09 PM
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/21a93a4f30164e839c730a5d9ca5b859/teens-disappearance-helps-reveal-ala-sex-ring

Teen's disappearance helps reveal Ala sex ring
By JAY REEVES
 Nov. 1, 2014 10:38 AM EDT

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — By most accounts, 19-year-old Brittney Wood was with uncle Donnie Holland the night of May 30, 2012, the last time anyone saw her. Holland — who was under investigation for horrific sex crimes at the time — died from a bullet within days in what was ruled a suicide.

The investigation that followed has publicly unraveled what authorities describe as a dark, twisted tale of perversion in the working-class neighborhoods and piney backwoods of coastal Alabama.

Eight of Woods' adult relatives and three family friends have been charged with dozens of felonies in two counties as the alleged members of an incestuous ring that authorities say shared children for group sex. Holland was the leader, prosecutors say, of what has been described as the largest sex ring ever uncovered in Alabama. Wood was a victim and likely key witness.

"Brittney could have been huge," said prosecutor Teresa Heinz. "She could have corroborated so many things."

Wood is presumed dead, but authorities haven't found a trace of her and no one is charged in her disappearance.

Even without Wood to testify, two of her uncles and an older brother already have pleaded guilty to sex charges, and jurors this month convicted a friend of Holland's of multiple sex charges in the first trial. Others — including the missing teen's mother, Chessie Wood, and two aunts — await trial.

 ::snipping3::

Authorities are making plea-bargain offers and getting ready for more trials, but questions persist. Perhaps most troubling, why didn't child welfare workers pursue charges following what prosecutors describe as multiple complaints about sexual abuse within the family going back at least six years?

"You'd be surprised how many of them had prior allegations. Nothing happened," said Heinz, an assistant district attorney in Baldwin County. "You have to wonder what wouldn't have happened to these children if something had been done. And Brittney might still be alive."

The case is so big officials don't know exactly how many kids inside and outside the family might have been victimized; estimates range from 11 to 16 children who were as young as 3 or 4 when they were first molested or made to watch adult relatives during drug-fueled orgies. The children of the suspects have all been placed in foster care or with relatives who weren't involved in the crimes.

Brittney Wood isn't the alleged victim in any of the cases filed so far; each involved other young people, mostly within her family. But the investigation mushroomed only after she was reported missing and her uncle Donnie had died.

Authorities believe group sex and child sexual abuse went on for three generations in two families that merged when Holland married Wendy Wood, Chessie Woods' sister.

"Donnie was the manager. He'd say, 'I've got this child and this adult, come on over,'" said Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson.

 ::snipping3::

A relative reported Holland for allegedly abusing one of the family girls in February 2012, authorities said, and word spread through the clan. Private Facebook messages provided to The Associated Press by Stephanie Hanke, Brittney Wood's stepmother, show that a female relative informed Wood about being raped by three male relatives on May 27, just three days before Wood vanished.

The night of the disappearance, cellphone records and witness accounts indicate Wood left west Mobile with Holland and crossed Mobile Bay into Baldwin County, where Holland was found two days later inside his SUV by his wife and one of her friends. He had been shot in the rear of his head behind an ear, which authorities considered an odd spot for a self-inflicted wound.

Holland was scheduled to be questioned about allegations of sexual abuse the very day he was found in the car on an isolated dirt road.

Wood's cellphone battery was in the vehicle with Holland, but there was no sign of the teen. Her gun was there as well, it was the only gun in the car. Holland never regained consciousness and died several days later.

After Holland died, relatives and police wondered about Wood.

"We didn't even realize she was missing until after they found him shot," said Hanke.

Searches for the teen began and the sex abuse probe picked up, too. Two of Woods's uncles, Dustin Kent and Scott Wood, were arrested within three weeks and later pleaded guilty to rape and sodomy. Aunts and family friends were eventually charged.

This month, family friend Billy Brownlee, 50, was convicted in Baldwin County on charges of sexually abusing a girl in the Holland family when she was about 12. Brownlee claimed Donnie Holland forced him into the acts against his will, but jurors needed only 20 minutes to return a guilty verdict.

Donnie Holland's 35-year-old wife, Wendy, is set for trial in early December in what could be a key prosecution. Court records show she has pleaded not guilty, and Heinz said she shows no interest in a plea agreement.

Still, authorities wonder how child sexual abuse could go on for years between so many people without anyone being charged until 2012. One girl accused an uncle of sexually abusing her as early as 2008, Heinz said, but welfare workers found the complaint unsubstantiated.

"You look at these reports and wonder, 'Why? How did it not go anywhere?'" said Heinz.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 02, 2014, 07:50:25 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2817253/How-did-family-pedophiles-operate-unnoticed-years-Social-services-fire-not-seeing-ring-abuse-eight-members-Alabama-family-going-six-years.html

How did family of 'pedophiles' operate unnoticed for years? Social services under fire for not seeing 'ring of abuse' from eight members of the same Alabama family going back six years

Authorities describe it as a dark, twisted tale of perversion in the family
Brittney Wood, went missing in May 2012 and is presumed dead
She first accused Ronald Robertson of rape in 2003 when she was 11
The investigation mushroomed after she disappeared 
Was with her uncle Donnie Holland, a suspect, the night she vanished
Eight of Woods' adult relatives and three family friends have been charged with dozens of felonies as alleged members of an incestuous ring
They include her mother, two uncles, two aunts and his older brother
Questions persist as to why child welfare services didn't respond to multiple complaints of sexual assault in the family going back six years

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 17:10 EST, 1 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:44 EST, 1 November 2014


 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 06, 2014, 08:45:18 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2822661/The-pedophile-clan-advertised-child-abuse-parties-CraigsList-brainwashed-children-age-three-believing-normal-center-missing-girl-mystery-suicide-leading-abuser.html#ixzz3IKDZNlHl

EXCLUSIVE: The incestuous pedophile clan that advertised their child abuse 'parties' on CraigsList and brainwashed their own three-year-old into believing it was normal

 ::snipping3::

By NICK FAGGE IN MOBILE, ALABAMA, FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 12:14 EST, 6 November 2014 | UPDATED: 13:10 EST, 6 November 2014
     

To his friends and neighbors Donnie Holland was a member of the hard-working middle class who loved spending time with his large extended family.

The Holland house - a typical single-story home in a well-tended plot of land just outside Mobile, Alabama - was a happy place, with regular barbecues and children swimming, tubing and even jet-skiing in the nearby Fish River.

But behind it was an horrific 'perfect storm' of child abuse in which Holland, parts of his extended family and his wife and some of her relatives were involved in 'parties' in which children as young as nine were abused.

One prosecutor involved in the case told MailOnline that the pedophile ring was the product of generations of incestuous relations  - and that abusers had gone on to become perpetrators in a cycle only finally interrupted by authorities.


Holland was a construction contractor in Fish River, Baldwin County and a regular sight working for companies around the county and further afield in the countryside around Mobile.

Neighbors thought he was charming and hard-working, bringing up his son Donnie jnr in a happy family along with his wife Wendy, 35.

He lived in a picturesque three-bedroom one storey house in Fish River, a sprawling rural community an hour's drive from Mobile Alabama.

Set off a dirt road, the two-acre property is surrounded by woodland and is a stone's throw from a gently flowing river.

MailOnline is not picturing it as prosecutors are concerned this would lead to the identity of some victims becoming public.

His neighbors include a lawyer and other professional people. They noticed that there were often parties but they seemed entirely innocent.

 ::snipping3::

But in February 2012, at aged 50, the facade began to fell apart - and within months Donnie was dead and a horrific trail of abuse beginning to unravel.

The first chink in the wall of silence came in March 2012 when Randall Scott Wood, then 42, alerted the authorities that a 13-year-old family member, with whom he admitted he was having a sexual relationship, was being abused by others.

Wood, a former member of the National Guard, had moved to Mobile to take up a well-paid job at the city's steel mill. His sister - Wendy - was Holland's wife.

What he told police was deeply unsettling - but as they began to investigate a far clearer picture of depravity emerged.

In fact, his testimony against a relative lifted the lid on an horrific lifestyle going on at Donnie Holland's home.

The innocemtn barbecues were only part of the truth - there were barbecues, but what happened later was not innocent.

Fathers and mothers, uncles and aunts, brothers and sisters would end the evening reveling in group sex with children as young as four.

Groomed almost from birth the young victims would be told to watch the scenes of depravity from the end of the bed until they were deemed old enough to take part.

Mobile Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson told MailOnline: 'What is so disturbing with this case is that we have so many people involved.

'They led a swinger's lifestyle. They would engage in adult group sex but Donnie Holland would involve the children frequently.
 
'There were children who were 14 or 15 years old which may have appeared to be young adults but there also there were children who were clearly prepubescent – as young as nine years old.'

She added: 'They barbecued a lot. They would have parties and then they would end up in bed together.

'Some of the kids' earliest memories at three or four years old are of abuse.

'Some of the women used sex toys on the kids to get them ready for sex. It was a very important thing within the family. They put an enormous effort in to get the children ready. It was very thought out.

'The mom, the aunt and children would get into bed and Donnie would tell them what to do.'
Donnie would often film the sex scenes to create pornographic movies.

One of the victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was abused so regularly it became her normal life.

Baldwin District Attorney Teresa Heinz told MailOnline: 'For these children this is what happened at the weekend. They did not know that other kids did not do this.

'The kids would be offered trinkets – more TV time, credit for their cell phone, presents – if they took part and punished if they did not.

'Brittney Wood was a victim as early as four, or five years old.

'Another girl was French kissed for the first time at the age of four. The sexual abuse started soon after.

'One girl told her mom, but there was such a colony of abusers there was no one to turn to.
'They were not held down and forcibly raped but coerced and indoctrinated.'

The children's friends were also abused during sleep-overs at the other typical homes in a quiet district of Mobile, an affluent City close to Alabama's Gulf Coast, where sex-ring
members lived.

While the principal predators mostly worked in construction some of their 'guests' held down respectable class jobs.

Mobile Assistant DA Nicki Patterson said: 'They would find other people – middle class people with good jobs - to take part in their sex parties from Craig's List.'

By May 2012, detectives had a sufficiently clear idea of what was happening that they arranged to interview Donnie.

But the night before he was due to be interviewed by detectives - the 30th - he drove into the Alabama countryside with his niece Brittney Wood with whom he had had a long-standing sexual relationship.

Brittney, 19, who had a two-year-old daughter, has not been seen since. Investigators believe she was murdered.

Holland was discovered the following day with a gun-shot wound to the back of the head. He
died later in hospital.

While speculation to the cause of Donnie Holland's death continues it has been officially classified as suicide.

Baldwin County DA Teresa Heinz said: 'Holland was shot just behind his right ear so it is possible that he could have shot himself. But it's a perfect spot for someone to shoot from the back seat.'

Holland had texted his wife saying that he was going to take his own life, Ms Heinz added.

His body was cremated very soon after his death, preventing extensive analysis.

 ::snipping3::

Investigators are convinced the adult abusers were child sex victims themselves stretching back three generations.

Donnie Holland embarked on a relationship with Wendy Wood and her twin sister Mendy when they were as young as 11 years old. He was in his 20s. He married Wendy aged 16 when she became pregnant with Donnie jnr - now a convicted sex abuser himself - but he continued to have sex with her twin sister Mendy.

While some members of the group used drugs investigators do not believe this was an important factor. Donnie did however once exchange a motorcycle for sex with a young relative.

 ::snipping3::

 


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Amys Sister on November 06, 2014, 10:48:02 PM
It is not a fetch to think that folks with money and/or power took part in these 'parties' and that is how this sick abuse was able to go on for so long. 

It is also not a fetch to think that Donnie was murdered to warn the rest of the family to keep quiet about who joined the parties and Britney likely murdered for the same reason.

I will say I am aware of something similar in Horry County South Carolina back in 2003 involving high end rental cars from New York, a motel, and photos that were taken.  When we took the information to DSS and even the police we were poo pooed away.  I am not kidding.  It felt like the twilight zone.

Children are suffering in silence behind closed doors everywhere.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 16, 2014, 09:51:23 PM
Yeah, my guess is Wendy Holland knows all about having a predisposition to lie.  Bet she's never volunteered to be hooked up to a lie detector and answer questions about Brittney's disappearance or her husband's death either.  She makes me sick! 

JMO

 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad::

http://www.wkrg.com/story/27398360/wendy-holland-challenges-child-witness-in-sex-ring-case

Wendy Holland Challenges Child Witness in Sex Ring Case
Posted: Nov 16, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Updated: Nov 16, 2014 12:47 PM CST
By Associated Press


BAY MINETTE, Alabama -
An Alabama woman accused of being part of an alleged family sex ring is challenging the testimony of a key witness.

Wendy Wood Holland says a child witness against her has made numerous false statements and has a predisposition for giving false testimony.

A judge has scheduled a hearing for Monday in Bay Minette on the claims.

Holland is charged with sodomy, sexual abuse and other crimes as part of what authorities say was a group of relatives who shared children for sex.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 17, 2014, 08:26:10 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/11/key_figure_in_child-sex_ring_a.html

Key figure in incestous child-sex ring and aunt to missing Brittany Wood seeks judge's
review on matters before Dec. 8 trial


John Sharp | jsharp@al.com By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com

on November 17, 2014 at 3:26 PM, updated November 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - A Baldwin County judge wants to take time before deciding whether to grant a hearing into the suitability of a witness in a case against one of the key figures accused of being involved in a string of sex-related crimes against children.

Judge Jody Bishop will also consider whether one of the co-defendants in the case was "coerced" to testify against Wendy Wood Holland during her trial, scheduled to begin Dec. 8. Also, Bishop said he will consider whether Holland's sexual history with consenting adults should be mentioned during the trial.

Bishop's requests to take the issues up for consideration came after a hearing on Monday on five separate court motions by defense attorney Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro, who claims that Holland, 35, is ready for her trial to begin.

Bishop ruled against two of those motions: The case will not be relocated to another county because of pre-trial publicity, and the Mobile County's Department of Human Resources office does not have to hand over camera footage and other documents to the defense.

Holland is accused of sodomy, child sexual abuse, sexual torture and endangering child welfare as part of an alleged circle of family members and friends who shared children for sex.

Holland is the maternal aunt of missing mother Brittney Wood, who hasn't been seen since 2012, and who authorities presume is dead. Wood was last seen with Holland's late husband, Donnie Holland, who died from a gunshot suicide a few days after she disappeared.

Authorities suspect Donnie Holland was the alleged ringleader.

Holland, who was dressed in a red inmate jumpsuit, did not comment during the court hearing or to the local media afterward. Heavily shackled, she was escorted to the Baldwin County Jail following her court appearance.

 ::snipping3::

Sex with adults

Johnson-Theodoro said that Holland's sexual history pertaining to her encounters with adults should not be part of testimony before a jury. It's one of the three motions that Bishop is mulling over.

"It could be very prejudicial," she said. "There is no relevance to those relationships that she had with her husband and adult-related persons that should be allowed in this trial. It is irrelevant to this case to the four counts she has alleged to have committed."

Heinz disagreed, and said the sexual history will describe a "set of circumstance" and the "lifestyle" that one of the victims claimed she grew up in.

"I don't know any other way for my victim to describe what she saw on a daily basis than what she saw on a daily basis," Heinz said.


A "tainted" victim?

Johnson-Theodoro said there are "some documents" that have since been issued by the state questioning the "veracity and truthfulness" of a witness in the case. As such, she is requesting Bishop to consider a hearing on the reliability of the witness.

Heinz said the victim hasn't been coerced to give any statements.

"I think our victim is more than competent to testify in the case," she said.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on December 05, 2014, 09:50:10 PM
http://fox10tv.com/2014/12/04/wendy-holland-child-sex-abuse-trial-begins-monday/

Wendy Holland child sex abuse trial begins Monday
Published: December 4, 2014, 7:01 pm

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – It’s been nearly three years since authorities in Baldwin County began investigating allegations of child sex abuse surrounding the family of missing teen Brittney Wood.  In that time 11 different suspects in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties have surfaced.  In Baldwin County, six suspects have been indicted so far.  Monday, December 8, 2014 the trial for Wendy Holland, Wood’s aunt will get underway.

Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney, Teresa Heinz was busy Thursday reading witness statements and preparing for another trial.  With the conviction of Brittney Wood family friend, William Brownlee in October, Heinz is now focused on getting the same result for Wendy Holland.

Holland faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, sodomy first degree, sexual torture and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.  Holland’s defense had asked for a change of venue, a hearing to question the credibility of the  prosecutions’ key witness and they filed a motion to force the prosecution to clarify their indictment.  Circuit Judge, Jody Bishop denied all motions.  There will however be a larger jury pool from which to choose.

“In a case like this potentially because there has been a large amount of media attention, we are extra careful in that we have enough people in the pool from which to choose from so that’s what we’ve done in this case is we’ve gotten a larger panel,” Heinz said.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 06, 2014, 08:51:28 AM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/judge_denies_request_to_dismis.html#incart_river

Judge denies request to dismiss charges against key member of child-sex ring

John Sharp | jsharp@al.com By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com

on December 05, 2014 at 4:19 PM, updated December 05, 2014 at 11:55 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - A Baldwin County judge has denied a request to dismiss the charges against a key figure in a family sex ring.

An attorney for Wendy Wood Holland, 35, requested Monday that charges of sodomy, child sexual abuse, sexual torture and endangering child welfare, be dropped because not enough facts were given by the District Attorney's Office to support the charges and that the statute of limitations had run out on them.

Judge Jody Bishop, on Thursday, denied the requests. He also denied a request to continue the case, setting up the stage for a jury trial to begin 9 a.m. Monday.

The dismissal request were the latest in a series of motions filed by defense attorney Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro in an attempt to get the case tossed out before it goes to trial. She had previously attempted to get the case heard outside of Baldwin County, and questioned the suitability of a child witness.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 08, 2014, 11:19:29 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2865609/First-member-horrific-multi-generational-Alabama-family-sex-ring-goes-trial.html

 ::snipping3::

Jury selection is set to begin Monday in Baldwin County in the trial of Wendy Wood Holland, 35, who has pleaded not guilty to sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture and endangering the welfare of a child.

Court records show prosecution witnesses could include Holland’s brother-in-law Dustin Kent and nephew Derek Wood, who pleaded guilty after being accused of being part of a group of relatives and friends who used children — including family members — for sex.

Other potential witnesses include investigators, child welfare workers, and friends of the alleged victim, documents show.

 ::snipping3::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on December 09, 2014, 12:32:49 AM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/baldwin_county_judge_blocks_at.html

Baldwin County judge blocks attempt to delay Wendy Holland's jury trial slated to begin Monday afternoon
on December 08, 2014 at 11:03 AM, updated December 08, 2014 at 11:40 AM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - A Baldwin County judge denied requests from Wendy Holland's attorney Monday to delay a jury trial because of allegations that the District Attorney's Office had withheld key documents until last week.

Holland's attorney Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro accused the office of not forwarding more than 1,000 pages of what she said was important information pertinent to a jury trial that is slated to begin within hours.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on December 09, 2014, 12:36:29 AM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/jurors_screened_monday_ahead_o.html

Jurors screened Monday ahead of trial on child-sex charges against Wendy Holland
on December 08, 2014 at 5:04 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - Approximately 75 jurors were questioned Monday on their views about sexual abuse, how they felt about lying and whether they were exposed to media publicity in the case against Wendy Holland her missing niece, Brittany Wood.

The juror questioning lasted most of Monday afternoon and into the evening as attorneys screened potential jurors for seating in Holland's trial. She faces up to 50 years in prison on charges of sodomy, child sexual abuse, sexual torture and endangering child welfare as part of an alleged circle of family members and friends who shared children for sex.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: grace-land on December 10, 2014, 05:12:55 PM
 ::justice2nj2::

http://www.wral.com/sex-ring-case-yields-no-clues-about-missing-teen/14264681/

Alabama woman convicted in children sex abuse ring
Posted 12 minutes ago

BAY MINETTE, Ala. — The conviction Wednesday of an Alabama woman accused of being part of an incestuous sex ring provided graphic evidence about horrendous child molestation, but it didn't answer a baffling question: What happened to a young victim who is missing and presumed dead?

Jurors took two hours to convict Wendy Wood Holland, 35, of sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture and child endangerment. She showed no emotion when the verdict was read. Prosecutors say Holland faces at least 20 years in prison and could get a life sentence.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on December 10, 2014, 10:35:23 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/deviant_sex_crimes_involving_i.html

Wendy Holland found guilty of sex abuse of child, sodomy, and sexual torture

By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com
 
on December 10, 2014 at 9:04 AM, updated December 10, 2014 at 4:58 PM


(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/pgmain/img/alphotos/photo/2014/12/10/wendy-wood-holland-2a294fdf050f3cd5.jpg)

Wendy Wood Holland, 35, is lead out of the court room in handcuffs after she was found guilty on of sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture and child endangerment at Baldwin County Circuit Court, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Bay Minette, Ala. Holland was convicted on felony charges as member of a family sex ring that abused children for years. She was among 11 people arrested following the disappearance of her 19-year-old niece Brittney Wood in 2012. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- Wendy Holland, the 35-year-old woman accused of multiple sex crimes involving a child, has been convicted of guilty of sex abuse of a child, sodomy, endangering welfare of a child and sexual torture.

The Baldwin County District Attorney's Office presented its case on Tuesday, which was highlighted with testimony from the child victim. The emotional statements were backed with similar testimony from participants in the family sex ring. Authorities have arrested 11 people total, eight of whom are related.

Holland faces up to 50 years in prison -- the equivalent of a "life sentence," according to her attorney - on charges of sodomy, child sexual abuse, sexual torture and endangering child welfare as part of an alleged circle of family members and friends who shared children for sex.

 ::snipping3::

Follow along to the live updates from the trial:

3:56 p.m. - Sentencing will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 15 in Baldwin County.

3:53 p.m. - Holland is guilty of sex abuse of a child, sodomy, endangering welfare of a child and sexual torture. More soon at al.com/mobile

3:50 p.m. - The jury is ready. A verdict will be announced real soon.

2:59 p.m. - The jury is requesting the journal of the victim, which will be given to them. They are now more than an hour into deliberations.

2:20 p.m. - Bishop read the definition to jurors -- sodomy of the 1st degree involves an adult with a minor under age 12. It also involves sexual acts to the mouth or anus.

2:17 p.m. - The jury is returning to the courtroom because they want the definition of sodomy in the 1st degree re-read to them.

2:12 p.m. - I will post the verdict immediately on here once the jury returns from its deliberations. In October, it took a jury 20 minutes in Mobile County to return guilty verdicts of family friend, William Brownlee, on sodomy and sexual abuse.

2:02 p.m. - The jurors officially begin their deliberations at 1:57 p.m.

1:55 p.m. - The jurors, 12 of them, have to come back with an unanimous decision. There are two alternative jurors.

1:29 p.m. - Bishop is back in the courtroom and we're awaiting the jury's arrival before they head off into deliberations.

12:23 p.m. - Lunch break now for 1 hour. The jury will return at 1:30 p.m.

12:20 p.m. - Heinz on the defense witnesses: "Who wants to be involved in this. No one wants to be involved with this."

12:18 p.m. - Heinz said that she doesn't have any physical evidence. Regarding pictures and videos, Yvonne Hall said that Holland erased it.

12:16 p.m. - Heinz tells the jury to use their common sense when thinking about the child's testimony: "They don't lie to get into trouble. They lie to get out of trouble."

12:13 p.m. - Assistant D.A. in Baldwin County Teresa Heinz is now speaking. She said that someone's job doesn't define them.

12:10 p.m. - Defense attorney Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro on Holland:

"Wendy worked. She took care of her veterans. That is who she was. She changed bed pans, cared for them and washed and bathed them. She cared for her elderly. They want you to believe that a woman who cared for the elderly abused children?"

12:05 p.m. - Johnson-Theodoro said that if the jury believes the victim, then they have to also believe some of the false accusations the victim has made in the past.

12:03 p.m. - Johnson-Theodoro has brought props to her closing statements. She purchased red flags from the hardware store to illustrate why some people who took the stand might have testified in this case. For instance, with Kent, she said he's looking at a life sentence -- a "red flag," she said.

11:57 a.m. - Johnson-Theodoro is beginning her closing statements. She said there has been no evidence presented in the case.

"Almost all of the state's witnesses had huge reasons to lie. It's easy to get up on the witness stand and say whatever the government wants you to say for leniency."

11:55 a.m. - The only hope, Patterson said, is that the jury believe that the victim, Dustin Kent, Derek Wood and others are lying.

11:50 a.m. - Patterson: "How many generations will this go on?" She said that the victim had the courage to stand up and say this can't go on any longer.

11:44 a.m. - Patterson said the sex crimes were something that went on and on and on: "There are so many different configurations of people that over and over again, this was their life. It was a life created in large part by this woman."

11:40 a.m. - Patterson: "It's the ultimate betrayal."

11:35 a.m. - Patterson: "What (Holland) told that child is if you tell you anyone, the family will be broken up."

11:33 a.m. - Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson is giving the closing statements for the state.

11:24 a.m. - Getting ready for closing statements before lunch.

11:05 a.m. - There will be no more witnesses for the defense. Prosecutors have left the court room to preparing their closing statements.

10:54 a.m. - Johnson-Theodoro is asking the judge to acquit Holland, saying the state has failed to establish much of a case. Bishop denied the motion.

10:52 a.m. - Johnson-Theodoro is asking for Judge Jody Bishop to continue the case because Kay Howard is not present. Bishop denied the motion.

10:45 a.m. - Johnson-Theodoro wants to have Kay Howard to testify, but she is recovering from a kidney transplant. Howard is a DHR investigator involved in this case.

10:31 a.m. - We are still in recess, but I'm going to add a quick editorial note to this -- there really is a lot I cannot report due to the sensitivity of revealing the victim and victims in this case. However, it's evident that the sexual abuses involving family members span at least three generations and, perhaps more.

10:23 a.m - The trial has been recessed for 20 minutes.

10:18 a.m. - The victim claimed that Wheeler was trying to starve her, but it was something that was told at school. Wheeler said the victim, who was living with her in January 2012, lost some weight and was eating healthier at the time.

10:03 a.m. - The victim's journal has been submitted into the case. Wheeler said there was nothing in there linking abuse to the victim by Holland.

9:57 a.m. - Wheeler said she was concerned about some of the false allegations that the victim made against some people, including the investigator in the case.

9:55 a.m. - Wheeler said she confronted the victim on more than one occasion about some the crimes. She also said that victim lied to her as well.

9:49 a.m. - Krystina Wheeler, 25, Wendy Holland's stepdaughter -- Donnie Holland's daughter, is on the stand.

9:46 a.m. - The friend said that the victim never told her about any of the 11 people who was charged in the case.

9:44 a.m. - The victim's friend never confided in her about any harm that was done to her.

9:37 a.m. - The friend said that victim made untruthful statements about her while she was interviewed by a DHR investigator.

9:33 a.m. - A 16-year-old friend of the victim is now speaking.

9:29 a.m. - On cross-examination, Congo said the revelations about the criminal sex ring has been stressful on her daughter. She has had seizures and has trouble in school. Congo also said she doesn't want to deal with the "drama" of the crimes.

9:25 p.m. - Congo said she simply doesn't believe the victim and her concerns about lying while her daughter and the victim were friends for about 10 years. The victim is no longer allowed over at their house: "I just don't want to deal with the drama."

9:15 a.m. - Congo said her daughter quit talking to the victim after 2012.

9:13 a.m. - Congo said her only problem with the victim, over the years, was with lying.

9:12 a.m. - Trial resumes with Sherri Lynn Congo testifying. Congo's daughter was good friends with the victim in this case.





Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 15, 2015, 09:41:22 PM
 ::MonkeyGavel:: ::justice2nj2::

http://www.wkrg.com/story/27863752/219-year-sentence-wendy-holland-child-sex-abuse-case

219 Year Sentence, Wendy Holland Child Sex Abuse Case
Posted: Jan 15, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Updated: Jan 15, 2015 6:29 PM CST
By Debbie Williams

"Justice! Justice for Brittney! Justice for the victims," cries Brittney Wood's stepmother Stephanie Hanke after the sentencing of Wendy Wood Holland.

You could hear gasps in the court room as the judge handed down the maximum sentence to one of the leaders of the Wood family child sex ring.

"Wendy Wood Holland 99 years sex torture, 99 years sodomy 1st, 20 years sex abuse of a child, one year endangering the welfare of a child," says assistant district attorney Teresa Hienz.

A total of 219 years behind bars. "That's pathetic that is all the time they are getting," says Hanke.

A victory for prosecutor Hienz but one filled with mixed emotions. "As a Mom, as a person, I can't fix my victim. I can't make her whole and there's nothing that me or that judge could have done to undo this."

The victim in the case, who is now 16, did not want to speak at Wendy Holland's sentencing but she did write a letter.

"She talked about running through a maze her entire life," says Hienz. "She was always looking in the shadows. Waiting for the next person to hurt her."

She also ask that Holland be put in a place where she couldn't hurt other children. "These were people that regardless of what they had done to her she loved, she cared for and she protected and they didn't do the same for her."

 ::snipping3::

Holland is 35 years old. She will have to serve at least 50 years of that 219 year sentence before she can be considered for parole.

She wasn't the only one facing the judge in this case.

Wood family friend William Brownlee, convicted last summer of sodomy and child sex abuse, also was given the maximum sentences, 20 years in prison.

The judge called Brownlee's behavior "depraved, disgusting and sickening."

The victim also wrote a letter to the judge about Brownlee asking the judge to show the same mercy Brownlee showed to her, none.

Brownlee and Holland both faces similar charges in Mobile county. No trial dates have been set.





Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 15, 2015, 10:01:08 PM
http://wtop.com/national/2015/01/woman-sentenced-to-219-years-in-prison-in-sex-ring-case/

Woman sentenced to 219 years in prison in sex ring case
   By JAY REEVES
January 15, 2015 2:16 pm

 ::snipping3::

Baldwin Council Circuit Judge Jody Bishop gave both Holland and Brownlee the maximum sentence and said each deserved more time. Each still faces additional charges involving other alleged victims.

In a letter read in court, the underage female victim in both cases said years of abuse left her traumatized. She has a hard time trusting anyone, gets angry easily and rarely feels safe.

“I was a little girl being held down and raped,” wrote the victim, who was in court.

Authorities said the two were part of a group of relatives and friends who sexually abused children and swapped their own kids for sex for years.

Holland is the widow of the alleged leader of the group, Donnie Holland, who was Brittney Wood’s uncle. The teen went missing around the time Holland was found with a gunshot to the head; his death was later ruled a suicide.

Wendy and Donnie Holland’s 22-year-old son Donald Paul Holland Jr. — charged with incest, rape and sexual abuse as another alleged participant in the ring — appeared before the judge in a closed hearing after his mother’s sentencing.

He was seen being arrested and led away in handcuffs afterward, but the outcome of his case wasn’t made public because he was handled as a youthful offender following a request by the defense.

Even without Brittney Wood to testify, two of her uncles and an older brother already pleaded guilty to sex charges before juries convicted Wendy Holland and Brownlee.

In the letter read in court, the underage teen abused by both Holland, a relative, and Brownlee, a family friend, compared her youth to being lost in a maze.

The teen said she felt like she was constantly looking into shadows around corners in fear of more sexual torture.

“The people who were supposed to protect me were the ones hurting me,” she wrote in the letter.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 15, 2015, 10:14:56 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/27857332/sentencing-set-for-2-convicted-in-ala-sex-ring

Holland and Brownlee sentenced in Baldwin County courthouse

Posted: Jan 15, 2015 8:06 AM CST
Updated: Jan 15, 2015 5:22 PM CST
By Will Robinson-Smith, FOX10 News ReporterCONNECT

By Photojournalist: Franz Barraza
Holland and Brownlee sentenced in Baldwin County courthouse
 
BAY MINETTE, AL (AP) -
219 years. That was the maximum sentence Wendy Wood Holland faced this morning and that's exactly what she got.

 ::snipping3::

"For a judge to basically say I'm imposing the maximum and if I could impose more I would. That sends such a positive message to my victim, sends such a positive message to all child victims that they would be believed," Baldwin County ADA Teresa Heinz said.

As part of their closing arguments, prosecutors read a letter from one of Holland and Brownlee's victims. It read in part:

"My momma didn't hold my hand unless it was to walk me off to one of those creatures in the shadows."

"She talked about running through a maze her entire life waiting for the next person to hurt her and if it was Billy Brownlee, she knew she would be hurt. She talked about Wendy and how she trusted her. And how she should've been the one to hold her hand through that. And she wasn't. She was only holding her hand to lead her to the next person who was going to abuse her," Heinz said.

Neither Holland nor Brownlee had anything to say before the sentences were read. But for Brittney Wood's stepmother Stephanie Hanke, today was absolutely a win.

"This is not giving us Brittney today, but this is a victory for Brittney," Hanke said.

And with Jennifer Moore still yet to be prosecuted in Baldwin County and more trials awaiting in Mobile County, Hanke hopes the events of Thursday will have a domino effect on the others charged and maybe bring Brittney home.

"I pray every night that when I wake up every morning that somebody's going to come and tell us where she is. That something's going to break, one of them's going to grow a conscience or one of them's going to get tired of sitting around in jail. One of them's going to turn on the other," Hanke said.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Red on January 16, 2015, 01:05:01 AM
35 Year Old Wendy Holland Sentenced to 219 Years in Prison for Sodomy, Sexual Abuse & Incestuous Sex Ring in Molesting Children

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2015/01/15/35-year-old-wendy-holland-sentenced-to-219-years-in-prison-for-sodomy-sexual-abuse-incestuous-sex-ring-in-molesting-children-video/

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Wendy Holland sentenced to 219 years in prison and it probably wasn’t even enough for her heinous crimes …

On Thursday, 35 year old Wendy Holland was sentenced to 219 years for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years. Holland was previously convicted of incest, sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture, child endangerment and molestation. Prior to sentencing Judge Jody Bishop stated in the ”Fourteen years I’ve been on the bench, I have never seen a case come as close as bad as this one has been in terms of acts of sexual abuse.” Defendant, William Brownlee, 50, received the maximum sentence of 20 year s for his crimes. This POS was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse in October 2014. Judge Bishop stated the maximum sentence was not long enough. Agreed!
::snipping3::

For the crimes that this human POS committed, 219 years not even sound like it is enough. Thankfully, she will most likely never see the light of a free day again.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 16, 2015, 07:39:07 AM
35 Year Old Wendy Holland Sentenced to 219 Years in Prison for Sodomy, Sexual Abuse & Incestuous Sex Ring in Molesting Children

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2015/01/15/35-year-old-wendy-holland-sentenced-to-219-years-in-prison-for-sodomy-sexual-abuse-incestuous-sex-ring-in-molesting-children-video/

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Wendy Holland sentenced to 219 years in prison and it probably wasn’t even enough for her heinous crimes …

On Thursday, 35 year old Wendy Holland was sentenced to 219 years for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years. Holland was previously convicted of incest, sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture, child endangerment and molestation. Prior to sentencing Judge Jody Bishop stated in the ”Fourteen years I’ve been on the bench, I have never seen a case come as close as bad as this one has been in terms of acts of sexual abuse.” Defendant, William Brownlee, 50, received the maximum sentence of 20 year s for his crimes. This POS was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse in October 2014. Judge Bishop stated the maximum sentence was not long enough. Agreed!
::snipping3::

For the crimes that this human POS committed, 219 years not even sound like it is enough. Thankfully, she will most likely never see the light of a free day again.

 ::rhino::

No amount of years would be enough for what they've done to these children.  But hopefully this victim and the others can feel safe in the fact that she'll never walk free again and get the help they need to heal and lead productive lives. 

It took amazing courage to stand up to these monsters, God bless her.   ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Green Eyes on January 16, 2015, 09:40:38 AM
35 Year Old Wendy Holland Sentenced to 219 Years in Prison for Sodomy, Sexual Abuse & Incestuous Sex Ring in Molesting Children

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2015/01/15/35-year-old-wendy-holland-sentenced-to-219-years-in-prison-for-sodomy-sexual-abuse-incestuous-sex-ring-in-molesting-children-video/

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Wendy Holland sentenced to 219 years in prison and it probably wasn’t even enough for her heinous crimes …

On Thursday, 35 year old Wendy Holland was sentenced to 219 years for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years. Holland was previously convicted of incest, sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture, child endangerment and molestation. Prior to sentencing Judge Jody Bishop stated in the ”Fourteen years I’ve been on the bench, I have never seen a case come as close as bad as this one has been in terms of acts of sexual abuse.” Defendant, William Brownlee, 50, received the maximum sentence of 20 year s for his crimes. This POS was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse in October 2014. Judge Bishop stated the maximum sentence was not long enough. Agreed!
::snipping3::

For the crimes that this human POS committed, 219 years not even sound like it is enough. Thankfully, she will most likely never see the light of a free day again.

 ::rhino::

No amount of years would be enough for what they've done to these children.  But hopefully this victim and the others can feel safe in the fact that she'll never walk free again and get the help they need to heal and lead productive lives. 

It took amazing courage to stand up to these monsters, God bless her.   ::MonkeyAngel::




 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: MuffyBee on January 21, 2015, 10:07:58 PM
35 Year Old Wendy Holland Sentenced to 219 Years in Prison for Sodomy, Sexual Abuse & Incestuous Sex Ring in Molesting Children

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2015/01/15/35-year-old-wendy-holland-sentenced-to-219-years-in-prison-for-sodomy-sexual-abuse-incestuous-sex-ring-in-molesting-children-video/

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Wendy Holland sentenced to 219 years in prison and it probably wasn’t even enough for her heinous crimes …

On Thursday, 35 year old Wendy Holland was sentenced to 219 years for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years. Holland was previously convicted of incest, sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture, child endangerment and molestation. Prior to sentencing Judge Jody Bishop stated in the ”Fourteen years I’ve been on the bench, I have never seen a case come as close as bad as this one has been in terms of acts of sexual abuse.” Defendant, William Brownlee, 50, received the maximum sentence of 20 year s for his crimes. This POS was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse in October 2014. Judge Bishop stated the maximum sentence was not long enough. Agreed!
::snipping3::

For the crimes that this human POS committed, 219 years not even sound like it is enough. Thankfully, she will most likely never see the light of a free day again.

 ::rhino::

No amount of years would be enough for what they've done to these children.  But hopefully this victim and the others can feel safe in the fact that she'll never walk free again and get the help they need to heal and lead productive lives. 

It took amazing courage to stand up to these monsters, God bless her.   ::MonkeyAngel::




 ::rhino::

 ::rhino:: ::rhino::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 24, 2015, 10:29:13 AM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/01/mobile_county_court_cases_to_m.html#incart_river

Mobile County court cases to move forward in Wood family sex ring, while Brittney Wood's stepmom continues public awareness push

By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com

on January 21, 2015 at 5:53 PM, updated January 21, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Members of an incestuous family sex ring facing criminal charges against children will have their cases scheduled in Mobile County Court during a March 19 status hearing, Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson said Wednesday.

The scheduling session will take place after Randall Scott Wood, 45, 1656 Darwood Drive, Mobile, goes before Judge Roderick Stout for an 8:30 a.m. court appearance on charges of rape, sodomy and enticing a child for sex. Wood is scheduled for a plea hearing.

The Mobile County cases are following court action in Baldwin County. Wendy Wood Holland, 35, was sentenced Jan. 15 by Baldwin County Judge Jody Bishop to 219 years in prison on charges of sodomy, sexual torture, and sex abuse to a child under age 12. She faces two sodomy counts in Mobile County.

 ::snipping3::

Two others in the family sex ring will be sentenced in Baldwin County Court on Feb. 26: Wood and Dustin Kent.

The latest in the Mobile County Court hearings comes as more attention continues to surface on the whereabouts of Brittney Wood who, in 2012, went missing and was last seen by Donnie Holland Sr., who was married to Wendy at the time.

Donnie Holland was found dead with a bullet wound to the back of the head a short time after Brittney Wood disappeared. She was 19 years old at the time.

His death has since been ruled a suicide and Wood is presumed dead.

Meanwhile, Stephanie Hanke -- Wood's stepmother who has lead a public awareness campaign in the search for the missing woman - will speak about the case during an appearance on True Crime Radio.

The show will air at 7 p.m. Thursday.

"My goal, really, is that I don't want Brittney to ever be forgotten," Hanke, who keeps the public updated about the case on Facebook, said Wednesday. "I want to make sure Brittney's name will always be known. If nothing else, I don't want anyone to forget the name, 'Brittney Wood.'"

Hanke said she believes family members know the woman's whereabouts and are not talking.

"I think the ultimate goal, just the way everything seems to be laid out, is to get rid of her and blame everything on Donnie and that everything would go away," Hanke said. "It backfired."

Hanke said Brittney's daughter, Payton, "is going to know what her momma went through and she is not gone and forgotten."


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on February 25, 2015, 10:09:01 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/02/wood_family_member_involved_in.html

Wood family member involved in incestuous sex ring to be sentenced Thursday

By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com

on February 25, 2015 at 5:33 PM

A member of the Wood family sex ring will be in the Baldwin County Courthouse Thursday to go before a judge for sentencing, while a non-related participant's judgment day has been delayed until May.

Randall "Scott" Wood, 45, of 1656 Darwood Drive, Mobile, faces prison time for a felony sodomy offense when he goes before Judge Jody Bishop during a 9 a.m. sentencing hearing in Bay Minette.

Meanwhile, Dustin Kent, 38, 7041 Marle Road, Mobile, had his sentencing pushed back from Thursday to 9 a.m. May 21, as an investigation continues.

Kent sentencing on hold

According to a court filing Thursday, Kent is cooperating with authorities in Mobile and Baldwin counties in several ongoing investigations. His involvement, the court documents reads, "is expected to have a potentially significant impact on his sentencing" and that a 120-day postponement was necessary.

Kent, on July 31, 2014, was the first of the people involved in the criminal sex acts to plead guilty. He faces sentencing on a guilty plea of second-degree rape and sodomy.

Wood and Kent are guilty of being involved in a family sex ring that involved children that has already led to lengthy prison sentences against Wendy Wood Holland and William Brownlee.

 ::snipping3::

Stephanie Hanke, Wood's stepmother who runs a Facebook page keeping followers up-to-date on the latest happenings involving the legal proceedings, said she plans to attend Thursday's sentencing and is still hopeful some new information will surface on the missing teen's whereabouts.

"No one seems to be talking," she said. "(Randall Scott Wood) is one of the ones who went underground. He has stayed away from the cameras ... you have not seen or heard anything from him other than that he was arrested."

Hanke was critical of Wendy Holland, who she said showed "no remorse" during a jury trial that included the victim's jarring testimony about years of sexual abuse.

"For the victim's sake, I am ready to see some remorse from the guilty parties," Hanke said.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on February 25, 2015, 10:17:29 PM
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=13217.msg1558811#msg1558811

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/special_reports/special-report-missing-brittney

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It's a story that technically began February 26, 2012 when investigators said Brittney's uncle, Randall Scott Wood, called authorities to report the family sex abuse.

http://www.viralspell.com/testifying-in-the-alabama-incest-ring-case-this-teen-tells-horror-stories-of-being-molested-by-her-own-family-while-still-a-toddler/#8lrZpgAgjfqiCTYd.99

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The Hollands were part of a pedophile ring that was created over generations of incestuous relations and in which over time the abusers would go on to become perpetrators in a vicious cycle, the prosecutor revealed. They organized “parties”, in which young children were sexually abused.

The authorities were first alerted to the abuse in 2012 when Wendy’s brother Randall Scott Wood, told the police that a 13-year-old family member, with whom he he was having a sexual relationship, was also being abused by others. He would be among the first to be charged with incest, as well as with second degree sexual abuse and sodomy.

Unsettling as Wood’s statement was, it turned out to be but the tip of the iceberg and it was the first indication that something horrific was going on at Donnie Holland’s home.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on February 26, 2015, 02:18:24 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/02/missing_teen_brittney_woods_un.html

Missing teen Brittney Wood's uncle sentenced to prison for involvement in family sex ring

John Sharp | jsharp@al.com By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com
 
on February 26, 2015 at 1:25 PM, updated February 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

(http://media.al.com/news_mobile_impact/photo/17121770-small.jpg)
Randall "Scott" Wood

A Mobile man and uncle to missing teen Brittney Wood was sentenced to prison Thursday for his involvement in an incestuous sex ring that has resulted in 11 arrests in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Randall "Scott" Wood, 45, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but he will only have to serve up to three years under a split-sentence imposed by Judge Jody Bishop.

Under terms of the sentencing guidelines, Wood will serve five years probation after he is released from prison. The balance of his sentence is suspended, meaning that if Wood serves out the terms of his probation, the remainder of his sentence is dismissed.

Wood was one of the family members to plead guilty to sex-related crimes that involved minors and which led to Bishop rendering a 219-year sentence to Wendy Holland, who is believed to be one of the ringleaders in a string of sex crimes to children.

Wood faces additional sentencing in Mobile County. He is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. plea hearing on March 19 on felony charges of rape and sodomy. He also faces a charge of child enticement.

Bishop ruled that Wood's sentencing in Baldwin County will run concurrent with whatever sentence he might get in Mobile County.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on February 26, 2015, 07:14:25 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/02/brittney_woods_stepmother_crit.html#incart_river

Brittney Wood's stepmother criticizes Randall 'Scott' Wood's prison sentence as questions persist on girl's whereabouts

By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com

on February 26, 2015 at 3:02 PM, updated February 26, 2015 at 3:34 PM

A three-year prison term for the uncle of missing teen Brittney Wood simply "was not enough," her stepmother said Thursday.

Stephanie Hanke, whose efforts to find Wood - who went missing on May 30, 2012, at age 19 - said she felt that 45-year-old Randall "Scott" Wood's involvement in the Wood family sex ring links directly to her stepdaughter.

"Whether or not he was involved in Brittney's disappearance that night, only he and those involved know but, definitely, his actions on what was going on in the sex ring involved Brittney," Hanke said after Wood was sentenced by Judge Jody Bishop in the Baldwin County Courthouse.

"Brittney was a victim and she is gone because of this sex ring," Hanke added.

 ::snipping3::

Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said that Wood was one of the first people to come forward to admit his guilt during an investigation that has led to 11 arrests and Bishop's sentencing of Wendy Holland in December to 219 years in prison.

"Obviously, there was some consideration given to Mr. Wood," Heinz said. "He was ... kind of the reason why we have this case to begin with. Due to his circumstances and willingness to accept guilt very early on in the matter, we took that into consideration (during sentencing)."

She added, "He was one of the first disclosures that basically brought us to our victim and, based on that, the investigation began."

Wood will have to register as a sex offender, pay court costs and fines, and will have to testify if called upon in other cases pending against other participants in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

"He may very well have to come and testify," Heinz said.

Wood's Baldwin County sentence will run concurrent with whatever he might get in Mobile County. Wood faces charges of felony sodomy and rape as well as child enticement. His next court date is March 19.

What Wood might know

Heinz said she believes Wood has disclosed everything he knows about the case, and she doesn't think he is withholding any information about Brittney Wood's whereabouts.

 ::snipping3::

Holding out hope

Hanke said she is hopeful details about her stepdaughter's whereabouts eventually leaks out during one of the court proceedings.

On Thursday, Randall "Scott" Wood said little during the brief sentencing hearing before Bishop. Wood also instructed his attorney not to make any statements to the media.

"Nothing has come forward," Hanke said.

She is pleased that, as a condition of the sentencing, Wood could have to testify during other court hearings.

Dustin Kent's fate

Wood's sentencing was also to take place the same time as Dustin Kent, 38, Mobile.

Kent's sentencing was pushed back from Thursday to 9 a.m. May 21, as an investigation continues.

According to a court filing Thursday, Kent is being cooperating with authorities in Mobile and Baldwin counties in several ongoing investigations. His involvement, the court documents reads, "is expected to have a potentially significant impact on his sentencing" and that a 120-day postponement was necessary.

Kent, on July 31, 2014, was the first of the people involved in the criminal sex acts to plead guilty. He faces sentencing on a guilty plea of second-degree rape and sodomy.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Red on March 01, 2015, 01:11:00 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/02/missing_teen_brittney_woods_un.html

Missing teen Brittney Wood's uncle sentenced to prison for involvement in family sex ring

John Sharp | jsharp@al.com By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com
 
on February 26, 2015 at 1:25 PM, updated February 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

(http://media.al.com/news_mobile_impact/photo/17121770-small.jpg)
Randall "Scott" Wood

A Mobile man and uncle to missing teen Brittney Wood was sentenced to prison Thursday for his involvement in an incestuous sex ring that has resulted in 11 arrests in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Randall "Scott" Wood, 45, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but he will only have to serve up to three years under a split-sentence imposed by Judge Jody Bishop.

Under terms of the sentencing guidelines, Wood will serve five years probation after he is released from prison. The balance of his sentence is suspended, meaning that if Wood serves out the terms of his probation, the remainder of his sentence is dismissed.

Wood was one of the family members to plead guilty to sex-related crimes that involved minors and which led to Bishop rendering a 219-year sentence to Wendy Holland, who is believed to be one of the ringleaders in a string of sex crimes to children.

Wood faces additional sentencing in Mobile County. He is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. plea hearing on March 19 on felony charges of rape and sodomy. He also faces a charge of child enticement.

Bishop ruled that Wood's sentencing in Baldwin County will run concurrent with whatever sentence he might get in Mobile County.
 ::snipping3::

Uncle of Missing South Alabama Teenager Brittney Wood Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for His role in an Incestuous Sex Ring

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2015/03/01/uncle-of-missing-south-alabama-teenager-brittney-wood-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison-for-his-role-in-an-incestuous-sex-ring/

I am glad they are rounding up all of these dirt-bags, but "3 YEARS, THAT’S IT? How can some one commit such unspeakable crimes over so many years and incest no less and get a slap on the wrist of a 3 year prison sentence?"
 ::snipping3::

Hopefully one day there will be Justice for Brittney Wood.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on March 01, 2015, 02:05:47 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/02/missing_teen_brittney_woods_un.html

Missing teen Brittney Wood's uncle sentenced to prison for involvement in family sex ring

John Sharp | jsharp@al.com By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com
 
on February 26, 2015 at 1:25 PM, updated February 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

(http://media.al.com/news_mobile_impact/photo/17121770-small.jpg)
Randall "Scott" Wood

A Mobile man and uncle to missing teen Brittney Wood was sentenced to prison Thursday for his involvement in an incestuous sex ring that has resulted in 11 arrests in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Randall "Scott" Wood, 45, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but he will only have to serve up to three years under a split-sentence imposed by Judge Jody Bishop.

Under terms of the sentencing guidelines, Wood will serve five years probation after he is released from prison. The balance of his sentence is suspended, meaning that if Wood serves out the terms of his probation, the remainder of his sentence is dismissed.

Wood was one of the family members to plead guilty to sex-related crimes that involved minors and which led to Bishop rendering a 219-year sentence to Wendy Holland, who is believed to be one of the ringleaders in a string of sex crimes to children.

Wood faces additional sentencing in Mobile County. He is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. plea hearing on March 19 on felony charges of rape and sodomy. He also faces a charge of child enticement.

Bishop ruled that Wood's sentencing in Baldwin County will run concurrent with whatever sentence he might get in Mobile County.
 ::snipping3::

Uncle of Missing South Alabama Teenager Brittney Wood Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for His role in an Incestuous Sex Ring

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2015/03/01/uncle-of-missing-south-alabama-teenager-brittney-wood-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison-for-his-role-in-an-incestuous-sex-ring/

I am glad they are rounding up all of these dirt-bags, but "3 YEARS, THAT’S IT? How can some one commit such unspeakable crimes over so many years and incest no less and get a slap on the wrist of a 3 year prison sentence?"
 ::snipping3::

Hopefully one day there will be Justice for Brittney Wood.

They gave him a lot of consideration because he reported it even though he was involved in it.  Don't remember now how long he'd actually been staying there, but I do recall that he and his family lived in another state.  He lived with Donnie, Wendy, and their family while he worked nearby from what I read early on.  Maybe the trips home gave him the time away from that madness to have a conscience?  I don't know, but no one else had the decency to report and save these children!

Not taking up for him at all, his acts were despicable.  But I'm glad he made that call, for whatever reason.

JMO




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 17, 2015, 10:01:22 AM
http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_-trial-dates-set-wood-family-sex-ring-case-22045.shtml

Trial Dates Set In Wood Family Sex Ring Case
Updated: Thursday, July 16 2015, 08:31 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Trial dates are now set in Mobile County for three of the 11 defendants in an alleged family sex ring involving family and friends of missing teen mom Brittney Wood.

The remaining five defendants in the case which spans Mobile and Baldwin counties rejected another round of plea deal offers Thursday, meaning the victims will have to testify when the cases go to trial beginning this October.

At this point all five want their cases to go to trial, including Chessie Wood, the mother of Brittney Wood. Wood has been missing since May 2012.

"We're going to go to trial. I've got an innocent client. We're going to prove it ," said Chessie Wood's attorney Michael McDuffie.

Since Brittney Wood's disappearance nearly a dozen relatives and family friends of Brittney have been arrested on sex charges involving children.

"I was hoping we would get some kind of answers. We need some answers for what happened to Brittney. Because all this is surrounding her," said Brittney's stepmom Stephanie Hanke.

On Thursday, trial dates were set. Chessie Wood's trial will take place March 28, 2016. Chessie's sister Mendy Kent will go to trial October 5, 2015. And family friend Billy Brownlee's trial is set for January 7, 2016. He was convicted on separate charges in Baldwin County in October of 2014.

"I was hoping these survivors, I don't want to call them victims because they are survivors, wouldn't have to testify and go through this again," said Hanke.

"Some of them were victims just a few times others were victims from as far back as they can remember. But they are very strong kids, all of them, and want to see justice happen," said Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson.

Other friends of the family, James Cumbaa and Butch Morgan, will have another chance to accept plea deals next month at a status hearing.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 05, 2015, 09:07:12 AM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Aunt-of-Brittany-Wood-Expected-in-Court-Monday--214305.shtml#.VhJ89CuF_ct

Aunt of Missing Brittney Wood Expected in Court Monday
Updated: Sun, Oct 04 2015, 07:40 PM | Brittany Otis

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) On Monday, a jury could decide the fate of Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittney Wood.

Kent is charged with sexual abuse of a child and sodomy in the alleged sex ring involving several members of Brittney Wood's family and friends.

Wood has been missing since May 2012.

Kent's trial is set for Monday at 8:30 a.m.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 05, 2015, 05:36:47 PM
http://www.local15tv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Jury-Selection-Underway-in-Mendy-Kent-39-s-Trial-214635.shtml#.VhLtNCuF_cu

Jury Selection Underway in Mendy Kent's Trial

Updated: Mon, Oct 05 2015, 12:32 PM | Taren D Reed

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) Jury selection is underway in the trial for one of the women accused in the child sex ring involving family and friends of Brittany Wood.

Mendy Kent is Brittany's aunt. She's charged with sexual abuse of a child and sodomy. Her trial started Monday.

Brittany Wood has been missing for three years. Several other family members and family friends have already been charged, some have been convicted, others have accepted plea deals.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 06, 2015, 05:01:46 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/30199045/mendy-kent-wood-found-guilty-of-using-children-for-sex

Mendy Wood Kent found guilty of using children for sex
Posted: Oct 06, 2015 1:25 PM CST
Updated: Oct 06, 2015 2:19 PM CST
By Steve Alexander, FOX10 News Reporter
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MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

A Mobile County jury has found Mendy Kent guilty of first degree sex abuse and second degree sodomy.

Kent, who is the aunt of missing teen Brittney Wood, is one of nearly a dozen suspects accused of using children for sex.

According to Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson, the maximum sentence on this charge is 40 years in prison with a minimum of 10 years. Patterson says she's hoping for the maximum sentence because of the pain inflicted on the victims who testified.

Kent turned down a plea offer from the prosecution, to plead guilty to sodomy, with the sex abuse charge being dropped.

She could have been sentenced to two to 20 years in prison for that charge.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 06, 2015, 05:10:45 PM
http://wkrg.com/2015/10/06/aunt-of-brittany-wood-found-guilty-of-sodomy-sex-abuse/

Aunt of Brittney Wood Found Guilty of Sodomy, Sex Abuse
Debbie WilliamsJ.B. Biunno   By Debbie Williams and J.B. Biunno Published: October 6, 2015, 1:00 pm Updated: October 6, 2015, 4:27 pm

 ::snipping3::

Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittany Wood, was found guilty of second-degree sodomy and sex abuse. The jury heard from five witnesses on Tuesday morning, including one of the victims.. After the guilty verdict prosecutor Nikki Patterson spoke about the courage of the victims in this case to come forward.  “For these children and not just the child in this particular case, there are a number of children involved here, they grew up, these were their families. This is what they knew.”

Kent’s husband Dustin, who has already pleaded guilty to child sex charges in Baldwin County, testified against his wife.

Closing arguments were heard just before lunchtime. It took jurors just over an hour to return with guilty verdicts on both charges.

You might remember Brittney Wood vanished in May of 2012. Some have speculated she was going to reveal the sex abuse in the family to police when she disappeared.

Eleven people have been charged in the case so far.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 5. Kent faces ten to forty years behind bars.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 06, 2015, 05:16:31 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/10/brittany_wood_aunt_convicted_o.html

Brittney Wood's aunt convicted of sodomy, sex abuse

Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com By Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com

on October 06, 2015 at 2:37 PM, updated October 06, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittney Wood, a Mobile mother who went missing in 2012, today was convicted of sodomy and sex abuse of a child under 12, according to court records.

Kent's sentencing is set for Nov. 12 in Mobile County.

The conviction is the latest development in the case that began when Wood was last seen by Donnie Holland Sr., who was married to Wendy Wood Holland at the time. Wendy is Mendy's twin sister.

Donnie Holland was found dead with a bullet wound to the back of the head a short time after Brittney Wood disappeared. She was 19 years old at the time.

His death has since been ruled a suicide and Wood is presumed dead.

Wendy Wood Holland, 35, was sentenced Jan. 15 by Baldwin County Judge Jody Bishop to 219 years in prison on charges of sodomy, sexual torture, and sex abuse to a child under age 12. She faces two sodomy counts in Mobile County.

Prosecutors have since said the sexual abuse spanned for at least three generations within the same family and that the defendants, in some of the cases, might have been victims themselves more than 30 years ago.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 06, 2015, 05:22:05 PM
http://www.wtvm.com/story/30184604/woman-accused-of-using-children-for-sex-scheduled-for-trial-monday

Trial begins for woman accused of using children for sex
Posted: Oct 05, 2015 4:19 AM CST
Updated: Oct 05, 2015 4:13 PM CST
By Steve Alexander, FOX10 News Reporter

Quote
Before jury selection earlier in the day, Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson outlined the charges against Mendy Kent.

Patterson said, "She's on trial here in Mobile County on two charges. One is sex abuse in the first degree, which is an allegation of touching before the child was 12, and the second is sodomy in the second degree, which is an allegation of sodomy when the child was 13."



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on October 06, 2015, 06:53:44 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/10/brittany_wood_aunt_convicted_o.html

Brittney Wood's aunt convicted of sodomy, sex abuse

Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com By Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com

on October 06, 2015 at 2:37 PM, updated October 06, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittney Wood, a Mobile mother who went missing in 2012, today was convicted of sodomy and sex abuse of a child under 12, according to court records.

Kent's sentencing is set for Nov. 12 in Mobile County.

The conviction is the latest development in the case that began when Wood was last seen by Donnie Holland Sr., who was married to Wendy Wood Holland at the time. Wendy is Mendy's twin sister.

Donnie Holland was found dead with a bullet wound to the back of the head a short time after Brittney Wood disappeared. She was 19 years old at the time.

His death has since been ruled a suicide and Wood is presumed dead.

Wendy Wood Holland, 35, was sentenced Jan. 15 by Baldwin County Judge Jody Bishop to 219 years in prison on charges of sodomy, sexual torture, and sex abuse to a child under age 12. She faces two sodomy counts in Mobile County.

Prosecutors have since said the sexual abuse spanned for at least three generations within the same family and that the defendants, in some of the cases, might have been victims themselves more than 30 years ago.

 ::snipping3::
Yes! Time for them to bring down this whole family of perverts.
 ::MonkeyGavel::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 06, 2015, 09:42:11 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/10/brittany_wood_aunt_convicted_o.html

Brittney Wood's aunt convicted of sodomy, sex abuse

Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com By Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com

on October 06, 2015 at 2:37 PM, updated October 06, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittney Wood, a Mobile mother who went missing in 2012, today was convicted of sodomy and sex abuse of a child under 12, according to court records.

Kent's sentencing is set for Nov. 12 in Mobile County.

The conviction is the latest development in the case that began when Wood was last seen by Donnie Holland Sr., who was married to Wendy Wood Holland at the time. Wendy is Mendy's twin sister.

Donnie Holland was found dead with a bullet wound to the back of the head a short time after Brittney Wood disappeared. She was 19 years old at the time.

His death has since been ruled a suicide and Wood is presumed dead.

Wendy Wood Holland, 35, was sentenced Jan. 15 by Baldwin County Judge Jody Bishop to 219 years in prison on charges of sodomy, sexual torture, and sex abuse to a child under age 12. She faces two sodomy counts in Mobile County.

Prosecutors have since said the sexual abuse spanned for at least three generations within the same family and that the defendants, in some of the cases, might have been victims themselves more than 30 years ago.

 ::snipping3::
Yes! Time for them to bring down this whole family of perverts.
 ::MonkeyGavel::

 ::rhino:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::justice2nj2::

I'd just hoped something would come out that would lead to Brittney too.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyTears::



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on October 07, 2015, 04:28:57 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/10/brittany_wood_aunt_convicted_o.html

Brittney Wood's aunt convicted of sodomy, sex abuse

Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com By Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com

on October 06, 2015 at 2:37 PM, updated October 06, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittney Wood, a Mobile mother who went missing in 2012, today was convicted of sodomy and sex abuse of a child under 12, according to court records.

Kent's sentencing is set for Nov. 12 in Mobile County.

The conviction is the latest development in the case that began when Wood was last seen by Donnie Holland Sr., who was married to Wendy Wood Holland at the time. Wendy is Mendy's twin sister.

Donnie Holland was found dead with a bullet wound to the back of the head a short time after Brittney Wood disappeared. She was 19 years old at the time.

His death has since been ruled a suicide and Wood is presumed dead.

Wendy Wood Holland, 35, was sentenced Jan. 15 by Baldwin County Judge Jody Bishop to 219 years in prison on charges of sodomy, sexual torture, and sex abuse to a child under age 12. She faces two sodomy counts in Mobile County.

Prosecutors have since said the sexual abuse spanned for at least three generations within the same family and that the defendants, in some of the cases, might have been victims themselves more than 30 years ago.

 ::snipping3::
Yes! Time for them to bring down this whole family of perverts.
 ::MonkeyGavel::

 ::rhino:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::justice2nj2::

I'd just hoped something would come out that would lead to Brittney too.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyTears::


Agree,sometimes I think her uncle Donnie killed her before killing himself then sometimes........I like to think Brittney killed her uncle Donnie then escaped that awful life and started a new one far away.Maybe she'll show up one day when all of these perverts are dealt with.Gotta have hope...... ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 07, 2015, 06:35:00 PM
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/10/brittany_wood_aunt_convicted_o.html

Brittney Wood's aunt convicted of sodomy, sex abuse

Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com By Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com

on October 06, 2015 at 2:37 PM, updated October 06, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittney Wood, a Mobile mother who went missing in 2012, today was convicted of sodomy and sex abuse of a child under 12, according to court records.

Kent's sentencing is set for Nov. 12 in Mobile County.

The conviction is the latest development in the case that began when Wood was last seen by Donnie Holland Sr., who was married to Wendy Wood Holland at the time. Wendy is Mendy's twin sister.

Donnie Holland was found dead with a bullet wound to the back of the head a short time after Brittney Wood disappeared. She was 19 years old at the time.

His death has since been ruled a suicide and Wood is presumed dead.

Wendy Wood Holland, 35, was sentenced Jan. 15 by Baldwin County Judge Jody Bishop to 219 years in prison on charges of sodomy, sexual torture, and sex abuse to a child under age 12. She faces two sodomy counts in Mobile County.

Prosecutors have since said the sexual abuse spanned for at least three generations within the same family and that the defendants, in some of the cases, might have been victims themselves more than 30 years ago.

 ::snipping3::
Yes! Time for them to bring down this whole family of perverts.
 ::MonkeyGavel::

 ::rhino:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::justice2nj2::

I'd just hoped something would come out that would lead to Brittney too.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyTears::


Agree,sometimes I think her uncle Donnie killed her before killing himself then sometimes........I like to think Brittney killed her uncle Donnie then escaped that awful life and started a new one far away.Maybe she'll show up one day when all of these perverts are dealt with.Gotta have hope...... ::MonkeyAngel::

bbm I like to think like you like to think too!  But I've also wondered if someone else killed them both.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 08, 2015, 11:13:21 PM
 ::MonkeyHeart::

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/30221291/jurors-on-mendy-wood-kent-trial-donate-checks-to-cac#ixzz3o1xgCskl

Jurors on Mendy Wood Kent trial donate checks to CAC
Posted: Oct 08, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Updated: Oct 08, 2015 9:57 PM CST
By Kati Weis, FOX10 News Reporter
 
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

After a Mobile County Jury found Mendy Wood Kent guilty of using children in her family for sex, all 12 jurors made an independent decision to donate their county compensation checks to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Mobile, an agency that counseled the victims in the case.

"It was an easy decision to make," one juror told FOX10 News.

Pat Guyton, Director of the Child Advocacy Center, said the jurors felt compelled to donate their checks to the CAC following intense testimony by the child victim in the case.

"I think the jurors were probably moved when they heard the testimony of the victim about what happened, and the horrendous nature of the abuse that happened over years," said Guyton. "To have to testify against a member of your own family, it's very, very hard to do, and this was a very brave victim."

The money donated will go toward the center's counseling programs, Guyton said.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2015, 06:36:53 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/30327021/dustin-kent-uncle-of-brittany-wood-sentenced-to-17-years-for-incest-sodomy

Dustin Kent, uncle of Brittney Wood, sentenced to 17 years for rape, sodomy
Posted: Oct 22, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Updated: Oct 22, 2015 5:26 PM CST
By Will Robinson-Smith, FOX10 News Reporter
By Photojournalist: Guy Turnbow

(http://wala.images.worldnow.com/images/9075079_G.jpg)

BAY MINETTE, AL (WALA) -

Seven years after sex crimes committed by Dustin Kent, 39, against a family member, a sentence of 17 years was handed down Thursday morning.

Kent accepted a plea deal in July 2014 and avoided bringing the case to trial. The victim in the case was between 12- and 16-years-old at the time of the crime.

Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said she was grateful that the victim did not have to testify, and relive the traumatizing experiences, for a fourth time in court.

That means a lot to me, but it does not make up for what he put my victim through,” Heinz said.

 ::snipping3::

“I can say as well that this is not how (Kent) was raised he came and comes from an extraordinarily good family, but he married into a family that was pretty much straight from hell,” defense attorney John Beck said.

Just before his sentence was issued, Kent made an apology directed toward the victim. Beck said that Kent has expressed remorse for his crimes on numerous occasions.

“To the extent that it matters, he’s extremely remorseful for his conduct, as he should be. But I think he also understands there’s probably no amount of grace, at least on this earth that will, that will redeem him,” Beck said.

Kent’s sentencing also marks the closing of a chapter in the case.

“This was the last defendant to be sentenced in Baldwin County on any circuit court cases. So other than to assist the Mobile County DA’s office, at this time we have nothing pending in circuit court in Baldwin County,” Heinz said.

Kent will be back in front of a Mobile County judge for his sentencing for similar charges on November 5, according to court records.

The 17 years issued on Thursday will run concurrently with the sentence issued in Mobile County.




Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 24, 2015, 02:57:49 PM
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2015/10/23/alabama-judge-court-opinions-language-too-graphic/74486744/

Alabama judge: Court opinion's language too graphic
JAY REEVES, Associated Press 7:03 p.m. CDT October 23, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — Judges on a state appeals court included too much graphic detail about a sex abuse and sodomy case in a written opinion upholding a man's convictions, one of their colleagues said Friday.

Judge Michael Joiner said he agreed with the decision of his three peers on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to uphold William Brownlee's convictions on the charges. Brownlee is serving 20 years in prison after being convicted of repeatedly molesting an underage girl.

But Joiner took issue with the other judges' decision to include graphic portions of her testimony from Brownlee's trial, held last year in Baldwin County. The opinion does not include the victim's name, just initials.

Quoting a 2008 law review article, Joiner said courts are a "leading purveyor of incredibly intimate and embarrassing information about both adults and children who happen to be pulled into the judicial system."

Joiner said he didn't mean to suggest that Brownlee's "deplorable crimes should be minimized or hidden," or that it's easy to determine how much detail of a crime should be included in an appellate decision.

"But given that our published opinions are more accessible to the public than ever before, we must exercise discretion in deciding whether a published opinion is necessary and, if so, how much factual detail should be included," Joiner wrote. "I believe that the court's opinion in this case provides more — and, in particular, more graphic — detail than is necessary to decide."

 ::snipping3::

Brownlee was accused of being part of a large ring of relatives and friends who sexually abused children and swapped their own kids for sex for years. Jurors rejected his claims that he was forced to participate.

 ::snipping3::


You can read the decision at the link:

http://law.justia.com/cases/alabama/court-of-appeals-criminal/2015/140522.html



The language is graphic, but if you read her testimony and then what he eventually admitted to investigators...  His statement completely corroborates the victim's statement, only he claims he was forced; but then uses this defense?!!!

 ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://law.justia.com/cases/alabama/court-of-appeals-criminal/2015/140522.html

(Page 11)

Quote
Brownlee asserts that his defense was that D.D.H. either mistakenly identified him or accused him because she was mad after he had reprimanded her for making a derogatory remark about his grandchildren.  

My hope is that this child's truth sets her free from the hell she lived in for too many years.  Her being pulled into the judicial system will hopefully prove to be her saving grace and the end to generations of extreme sexual abuse for many other children as well.  

There have been 15 indictments in relation to the abuse of this child.  

It was uncomfortable reading her testimony, but I'm glad it was available.  It helped confirm my gut feeling that this guy was a complete pervert just like the others and is where he belongs.  20 years doesn't seem like enough though.

JMO



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 24, 2015, 03:23:54 PM
http://wkrg.com/2015/10/24/brownlee-conviction-upheld-judge-cautions-others/

Brownlee Conviction Upheld, Judge Cautions Others
By WKRG Staff Published: October 24, 2015, 6:11 am

(https://mgtvwkrg.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/billy-brownlee.jpg?w=352)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama judge says colleagues on a state appeals court included too much graphic detail about a sex abuse and sodomy case in a written opinion upholding a man’s convictions.

Judge Michael Joiner agreed Friday with three peers on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals who upheld William Brownlee’s convictions on the charges. Brownlee is serving 20 years in prison after being convicted of repeatedly molesting an underage girl.

But Joiner took issue with the graphic nature of the wording the judges used to describe the crimes.

Joiner says he doesn’t mean Brownlee’s crimes should be ignored or covered up. But he says courts must use discretion, because written opinions are more available to the public than ever.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 12, 2015, 06:20:36 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/30498391/mendy-kent-scheduled-for-sentencing

Mendy Kent sentenced to maximum of 40 years
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Updated: Nov 12, 2015 1:07 PM CST
By Steve Alexander, FOX10 News Reporter
 
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

We want to alert you to new developments in a very disturbing case Fox Ten News has been committed to following for three years.

The case involves a child sex abuse investigation that spans Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Mendy Kent was sentenced Thursday after a Mobile County jury convicted Kent of sodomy and sex abuse of a child under 12.

"PARTICULARLY EGREGIOUS"

Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson says the victim was about 9 in the first incident and 13 in the second incident.

Patterson said, "The second incident was particularly egregious because it involved the child's mother and the child's aunt and the child with other family members observing.  And, in terms of scarring someone's psyche, that's probably as bad as it gets."   

Kent's Attorney John Grow argued Kent had no previous criminal record and called the incidents isolated.

Grow said, "According to the pre-sentence report, there was no recidivism, no chance of it, a very low chance, because she's not that type of person."

FORTY YEARS TOTAL

Before imposing sentence, Judge Rick Stout said that this was one of the most troubling cases he has heard in his career, because it was so egregious, and the impact child abuse has on victims.

Then, Judge Stout handed down his sentence: twenty years on each count to run consecutively.

That makes a total of forty years in prison, the maximum Kent could have received.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 12, 2015, 06:29:44 PM
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/30327021/dustin-kent-uncle-of-brittany-wood-sentenced-to-17-years-for-incest-sodomy

Dustin Kent, uncle of Brittney Wood, sentenced to 17 years for rape, sodomy
Posted: Oct 22, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Updated: Oct 22, 2015 5:26 PM CST
By Will Robinson-Smith, FOX10 News Reporter
By Photojournalist: Guy Turnbow

(http://wala.images.worldnow.com/images/9075079_G.jpg)

BAY MINETTE, AL (WALA) -

Seven years after sex crimes committed by Dustin Kent, 39, against a family member, a sentence of 17 years was handed down Thursday morning.

Kent accepted a plea deal in July 2014 and avoided bringing the case to trial. The victim in the case was between 12- and 16-years-old at the time of the crime.

Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said she was grateful that the victim did not have to testify, and relive the traumatizing experiences, for a fourth time in court.

That means a lot to me, but it does not make up for what he put my victim through,” Heinz said.

 ::snipping3::

“I can say as well that this is not how (Kent) was raised he came and comes from an extraordinarily good family, but he married into a family that was pretty much straight from hell,” defense attorney John Beck said.

Just before his sentence was issued, Kent made an apology directed toward the victim. Beck said that Kent has expressed remorse for his crimes on numerous occasions.

“To the extent that it matters, he’s extremely remorseful for his conduct, as he should be. But I think he also understands there’s probably no amount of grace, at least on this earth that will, that will redeem him,” Beck said.

Kent’s sentencing also marks the closing of a chapter in the case.

“This was the last defendant to be sentenced in Baldwin County on any circuit court cases. So other than to assist the Mobile County DA’s office, at this time we have nothing pending in circuit court in Baldwin County,” Heinz said.

Kent will be back in front of a Mobile County judge for his sentencing for similar charges on November 5, according to court records.

The 17 years issued on Thursday will run concurrently with the sentence issued in Mobile County.




http://www.fox10tv.com/story/30446052/dustin-kent-uncle-of-brittney-wood-sentenced-in-mobile-for-rape-sodomy


Dustin Kent, uncle of Brittney Wood, sentenced in Mobile for rape, sodomy
Posted: Nov 05, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Updated: Nov 05, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Posted By Rebekah Hoeger, FOX10 News Reporter
 
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

Dustin Kent -- uncle of missing teen Brittney Wood -- today was sentenced in Mobile Circuit Court to 17 years for his sex crimes. The sentence is to be served concurrently with the 17-year sentence he received Oct. 22 in Baldwin County.

Kent accepted a plea deal in July 14 and avoided bringing the case to trial. The victim in the case was between 12- and 16-years-old at the time of the crime. Kent entered a plea deal that allowed him to drop charges of incest by pleading guilty to rape in the second degree and sodomy in the second degree.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on November 12, 2015, 06:38:21 PM
https://www.facebook.com/225242460937518/photos/pb.225242460937518.-2207520000.1447373429./318116774983419/?type=3&theater

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Justice for Brittney!

 ::justice2nj2::


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2016, 12:57:04 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SarahWallFox10News/photos/a.486045168096167.116452.429796207054397/1295610467139629/

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Sarah Wall FOX10 News
Yesterday ·
 
Chessie Wood trial starts Monday -> she is facing child sex abuse, child sex ring charges.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 24, 2016, 06:04:59 PM
http://local15tv.com/news/local/chessie-wood-pleads-guilty-to-misdemeanor-charge

Chessie Wood pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge
BY JASMINE WILLIAMS MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 2016

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(Source: WPMI) Chessie Wood appeared in court Monday

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The child sex ring case involving the family of missing teen mom Brittney Wood came to an end in court Monday. Chessie Wood, Brittney's mother, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Chessie Wood, who always maintained her innocence, declined to comment, leaving the courtroom charged with a misdemeanor. The 41-year-old initially faced sodomy and child sex abuse charges.

Investigators say Chessie Wood and Brittney's uncle Donald Holland, who committed suicide last year, forced a young family member to perform sex acts.

Wood, along with nearly a dozen other family members have appeared in court a part of what investigators call one of the most elaborate family sex rings that they've seen in years.

Monday was the end. Wood, the final family member believed to have been involved, has been charged.

"This is one of the very last of a lot of cases. What was done today was a misdemeanor plea and that was done in full cooperation and conjunction and really at the request of the child victim and her family," said Nicki Patterson, Mobile County Assistant District Attorney.

What is still ongoing, the case into the disappearance of Brittney Wood. She was last seen with Holland when she disappeared in 2012. A day later, Holland committed suicide.


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on January 11, 2017, 07:09:02 PM
http://local15tv.com/news/local/brittney-wood-possible-new-leads-in-missing-mothers-case

Brittney Wood: Possible new leads in missing mother’s case
by Jasmine Williams

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WPMI) —
As search crews canvassed an area on Bryant Street in Bayou La Batre, Chessie Wood stood by watching and waiting.
Tuesday afternoon, a man stumbled upon human remains in that area. Authorities believe the bones are that of missing man Jotham Lyons. Lyons was last seen in December 2011. Wood heard about the gruesome discovery and came out to the scene. She was wondering if the remains were her daughter.
“Sometimes, I want it to be Brittney,” said Chessie Wood, “and on the other side, I don’t want it to be Brittney because that means she is gone”.
19-year-old Brittney Wood went missing in 2012 and was last seen with her uncle Donald Holland. Her disappearance shed light on her family’s elaborate child sex ring. After several court appearances and criminal charges, her mother never stopped searching for her daughter. Now, she’s pursuing new leads. Chessie Wood’s attorney told Local 15’s Jasmine Williams that a person who was incarcerated may have information on Brittney Wood’s whereabouts. They are planning to search areas near the Mobile area soon.
“We are getting together a search on a new lead,” Chessie Wood said, “I will never stop searching. Never even slowed down”


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 18, 2019, 01:08:00 PM
https://www.fox10tv.com/news/two-mothers-bond-in-new-search-for-missing-woman-brittney/article_43f56a18-d5a7-11e8-a568-e72e6bcd2c6c.html

Posted Oct 21, 2018
Two mothers bond in new search for missing woman, Brittney Wood

MOBILE, ALA. (WALA)-It's one of the most highly profiled missing person's case in our area. Brittney Wood disappeared without a trace 6 years ago. Soon after, nearly a dozen family members and close friends were arrested in a child sex abuse ring.

Through the years, Brittney's mother, Chessie Wood, never gave up the search to find her. Sunday, she, along with missing Mobile woman Danniella Vian's mother-in-law, lead a Mobile County search looking for any signs of Brittney.

With a plan, a prayer and shovels in their hands, Wood, Julie Thomas and a handful of others set out to search the wooded area across from Travis Road Baptist Church in Mobile County for any trace of Brittney Wood.

Wood said, "We have covered this whole road of Travis Road, except for this spot, because many years ago when we were here we got a lead that took us off of Travis Road and we have realized that so we came back to eliminate this area."
 ::snipping3::

Like Wood, Thomas knows the pain of missing a loved one her daughter-in-law, Danniella Vian hasn't been seen for over 3 months now. That common denominator has brought the two together.

"She reached out and just basically let me know that she's been there. She knows what it's going to be about and she's there for me if I needed her and I have needed her," Thomas said.

Wood said, "When Danniella came up missing she was a young mother and I connected to her so I reached out to Julie and she kept saying that I was there for her but she's been there for me also."

A bond between the women that they wouldn't wish on anyone else, but it's that same bond that gets them through.

"She's been doing it for six years and she still doing it so that tells me that I need to have that as well regardless of what it takes. We just need to keep going until we find them," Wood said.

Sunday's 11-acre search turned up empty of any clues, Wood said she'll never stop searching.

She said, "It's been six years and her daughter is getting older by the day so we want answers for our grand babies. That was my answer six years ago and it'll never change. This is all for my grand baby."  video at link


Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on October 08, 2019, 09:41:17 PM
https://www.fox10tv.com/news/new-search-for-brittney-wood-years-after-disappearance/article_a836a0fe-ea24-11e9-b669-370a3753072b.html

New search for Brittney Wood 7 years after disappearance
Hal ScheurichUpdated 2 hrs ago | Posted on Oct 8, 2019 

A desperate mother is still searching for her missing daughter seven years after she disappeared. Brittney Wood disappeared in 2012 and hasn’t been seen since. The Mobile teen was last seen at her uncle’s house near Styx River. That’s where a search was conducted Tuesday morning, October 8, 2019.

Klaas KIDS team members were there with a search dog. The dog and its handler spent about 30 minutes looking around the property off Waterworld Road in the Styx River community. Brittney Wood’s mother, Chessie Wood was there, but didn’t take part in the search.

The focus of the search was around a concrete slab which Wood said was poured around the time the 19-year-old mother disappeared. Brittney was last seen before she went to visit her uncle, Donnie Holland who later committed suicide.

A film crew from London videoed the search as part of an ongoing documentary shoot about the missing persons case. A special piece of equipment was used to record images from underneath the concrete slab. Wood is hoping they will reveal new clues about what happened to Brittney.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s investigators previously conducted a search of this same property using cadaver dogs with no results. That was at the request of Mobile Police, who worked the missing persons case. In the months and years after Brittney’s disappearance, some of Wood’s family members were arrested and later prosecuted in Mobile and Baldwin counties as part of a sex crimes ring.

Chessie Wood said no conclusive evidence had been found by the end of the search day.



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 21, 2020, 06:41:04 PM
https://www.facebook.com/mynbc15/photos/a.390772696586/10157306767496587/?type=3&theater

WPMI NBC 15 News
· 6 hrs

BRITTNEY WOOD
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has released an age progressed picture of Brittney Wood, missing since 2012

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/ncmec-release-age-progressed-picture-of-brittney-wood-missing-since-2012

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Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 27, 2020, 04:26:21 PM
https://www.fox10tv.com/news/mobile_county/new-tip-on-whereabouts-of-brittney-wood-leading-to-search-of-grand-bay-property/article_57d0b1ba-d027-11ea-abb1-43cbbd998895.html

New tip on whereabouts of Brittney Wood leading to search of Grand Bay property
Tyler FingertUpdated 3 hrs ago | Posted on Jul 27, 2020  0

GRAND BAY, Ala (WALA) – Investigators are set to start a search this week for Brittney Wood in Grand Bay after a tip last week.

Mobile Police previously said the new tip came in after FOX10 News aired the story on Wood’s age-progression picture that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children created.

Mobile Police said after getting the tip, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office got a search warrant for an address on Ramsey Boulevard in Grand Bay. A K-9 was taken to the area and alerted to something.

MCSO was initially going to start the search on Monday but by 11:30 a.m. Capt. Paul Burch said they are “suspending operations for today.”

MCSO searching Ramsey Blvd in Grand Bay

This week, as soon as weather permits, MCSO will execute the search warrant to do the dig.

According to MPD, MCSO is conducting the search for their case because the location is outside of MPD jurisdiction.

MPD’s lead investigator, Sgt. Jeffrey Corley, says the area on Ramsey Boulevard was previously searched, but with the new tip and the hit from the dog, they will search it again.

In the months after Brittney disappeared in 2012, nearly a dozen of her family members were arrested, some later prosecuted as part of a child sex abuse ring.

Brittney was last seen at her uncle’s house near Styx River.

That same uncle, Donnie Holland, killed himself just days later. Police believe he had something to do with her disappearance.



Title: Re: Brittney Wood 19 yo, Tillmans Corner AL, last seen 05/31/2012
Post by: texasmom on July 28, 2020, 12:24:52 PM
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Search continues at trailer indicated in missing mom Brittney Wood cold case tip
by Jaysha PatelTuesday, July 28th 2020

(WPMI) Search continues at trailer indicated in missing woman Brittney Wood cold case tip

GRAND BAY, Ala. (WPMI) — Captain Paul Burch with the Mobile County Sheriffs Office tells us the trailer and property they’re searching on Ramsey Boulevard in Grand Bay is connected to a family friend of Brittney Wood.

8 years ago, Brittney went missing after she visited her uncle in the Styx River area in Baldwin county.

2 days later her uncle committed suicide.

Some of her family members and family friends have been charged and convicted for a sex ring that extended into Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Investigators received a tip that came in after an age-progressed photo of Brittney was released.

Captain Burch says there’s an area further into the woods behind the trailer that they’re looking into.

Machinery arrived on scene earlier to further help the investigation and Brittney's family has been here all morning while search efforts continue.

“Right now, we are shielding this all from her daughter because we don’t want her at the edge of her seat, but if we find her here I’ll have to sit her down. Everybody believes we’re doing these searches for the family. We are doing these searches for her daughter. She’s 10 now. She wants her mama,” Chessie Wood, Britney’s mother, said.”

Captain Burch tells us they’ll be here as long as it takes until they’ve thoroughly searched the area.