Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Sean McCracken was last seen in the area of the 1100 block of LaSalle Avenue. Police said it is possible that foul play may be involved. He has ties to New York and North Carolina.
In 2013 Phillip Michael Bryant, 26, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of three people in aid of racketeering. Bryant pled to the murder of Sean McCracken on or about November 1, 2009, and the murder of Johnny Avery on March 19, 2010. Both murders were committed on Lincoln Park Housing Development property in Hampton.
In addition, Bryant waived venue in New York and pled guilty to the murder of Jeremy Kane, a New York State corrections officer, who was killed on June 28, 2009, outside a beauty salon in Brooklyn, New York.
Bryant admitted to killing Sean McCracken after arguing with him over drug sales taking place outside of the Lincoln Park Tower. After the murder, Bryant attempted to dismember the body with an ax. When that proved unsuccessful, he and a co-defendant disposed of McCracken’s body by removing it from the apartment in a steamer trunk and placing it in a dumpster. The dumpster was transported to the Hampton landfill and, beginning in April 2010, the FBI and Hampton Police conducted an exhaustive 31-day search of the landfill, but McCracken’s body was never recovered.
Bryant and the others travelled to Virginia to operate a drug trafficking business and were known locally as the “New York Boys.” The members and associates engaged in trafficking cocaine base, cocaine, and marijuana brought from New York for sale in Lincoln Park. The alleged gang members protected the criminal enterprise and activities through the use of intimidation, violence, and threats of violence.
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Sargent Jim Meadows