North American Missing Persons Network
Shelia Diane Hughes

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 2, 2000 from Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 17, 1971
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5'3"-5'5"
  • Weight: 140-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on left arm.
  • Medical Conditions: Shelia was nine months pregnant at the time.
  • Clothing: White maternity shorts, white shoes and gray shirt.
    Carried a brown purse.
  • AKA: "Boot"
  • NCIC Number: M270978479
  • Case Number: 00-0902468

  • Details of Disappearance
    Hughes left her residence in Aliceville, Alabama with a male friend at approximately 10:30 PM on September 1, 2000. Hughes was last seen in Pickensville, Alabama later in the evening. Her friend told authorities that he dropped her off at her home at approximately 3:00 AM on September 2, but Hughes has never been heard from again.

    Hughes' purse and shoes were discovered under a tree in a cotton field in Noxubee County, Mississippi sometime after she was last seen. An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to her whereabouts. The items were located just west of the Alabama / Mississippi state line.

    Hughes' family members believe that she may have traveled with her boyfriend, Renard Simmons, at the time of her disappearance. The couple may have traveled to Texas, but the theory has not been confirmed. Simmons died in 2013.

    She was scheduled to deliver her baby just days after her disappearance.

    She has been declared legally dead.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Aliceville Police Department
    (205) 373-6631
    Pickens County Sheriff's Office
    (205) 367-2000

    Source Information
    Alabama Department of Public Safety