North American Missing Persons Network
 
Shelia Diane Hughes

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Above Images: Hughes


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 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.

    She has been declared legally dead.


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


    Source Information
    Alabama Department of Public Safety
    Namus