Vital Statistics at Time of
Details of Disappearance
Joseph Maples was last seen August 11, 1999 in Birmingham, Alabama before boarding a plane to Dallas. He left everything he had to the Humane Society in Birmingham. He told the director there before he went missing that he was leaving town and he wanted them to have his stuff, including his two dogs.
Maples lost his father to cancer when he was a baby. His mother passed away due to cancer in the 70's and his sister passed away from a heart condition while in high school. Friends specualte he may have left the area to escape the bad memories.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Birmingham Police Department
Det. Cheryl Garvich
Alabama Department of Public Safety
Athens News Courier