Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
There has been no sign of Erica Bradley, since November 6, 2006, and her 18-year-old boyfriend remains a suspect in her disappearance. Derek Maynor, Erica's boyfriend is the father of her nine-month-old son.
Erica Bradley was last seen at the Hardee’s in downtown Allendale where she worked.
Erica's grandmother says Erica was with Derek the night she went missing. There is a report that she was seen arguing with Maynor in front of the Allendale Courthouse. Erica’s grandmother says they were fighting because Erica thought he was seeing another woman in Appleton. The two were supposedly on their way there so Derek could prove her wrong. However, according to Derek, while on the way, Erica jumped out of the car into the woods and disappeared.
Erica's mother thinks Derek killed her on the way to Appleton. Her father spoke to her the day she went missing, that she was upbeat and happy and there was no way she would have walked away from her son, and family.
In the days following her disappearance, the Sheriff's Department conducted a massive search for Erica at the location where her boyfriend said she ran into the woods.
Searchers found clothes, shoes and pieces of hair extensions belonging to Erica, but they were unable to locate her. Authorities brought in dogs to assist, but the dogs failed to pick up a scent.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Allendale County Sheriff's Office
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Center for MIssing and Exploited Children
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