Alexander Edwin Shaw, IV
North American Missing Persons Network
Alexander Edwin Shaw, IV

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 15, 1982 from Wagram, Scotland County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 23, 1959
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 135-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Reddish-Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Prominent adam's apple, History of
    dislocation of his right knee.
  • Clothing: White shirt and blue jeans.
  • AKA: John Sanders
  • Case Number: 373-M-25-1

  • Details of Disappearance
    Alexander Edwin Shaw IV was driving a 1972 Buick on U.S. 401 on the night of March 16, 1982, when the vehicle went off the road, flew over a ditch, and hit a pine tree. The N.C. Highway Patrol found the car hours after the crash, with Shaw’s wallet inside the vehicle and the car ignition on. There was no blood in the car -- and no sign of Shaw.

    Two women told the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office that they saw Shaw walking the next day on a highway south of Wagram, a town about 100 miles east of Charlotte and midway between Laurinburg and Raeford. There were numerous reported possible sightings of the young man in the years following the crash, but none of those ever were confirmed as being Shaw. Despite all search efforts no trace of Shaw has ever been found. It is suspected he may have met with foul play.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Scotland County Sheriff

    Source Information
    The Charlotte Observer