Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On Wednesday 30 May, 2012, Brittney Nicole Wood went missing from Tillman Corner, Alabama enroute to Styx River to visit her uncle, Donald "Donnie" Holland. Wood was reporting missing on June 2. Wood, the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, left her own motherís house in Theodore where she was staying around 7 p.m. on May 30. The last cell phone transmission from Wood's cell phone was in the Styx River area in Baldwin County.
The night of the disappearance, cellphone records and witness accounts indicate Wood left west Mobile with Holland and crossed Mobile Bay into Baldwin County, where Holland was found two days later inside his SUV by his wife and one of her friends. He had shot himself. Holland was scheduled to be questioned about allegations of sexual abuse the day he was found in the car on an isolated dirt road. Wood's cellphone battery was in the vehicle with Holland, but there was no sign of the teen.
Since her disappearance, seven of Brittney Wood's family members and one family friend have been charged with sex-abuse crimes.
They face charges that range from rape, to sexual abuse of a child, incest, and production of obscene material of a person under 17.
Investigators learned of the crimes while investigating the disappearance of Wood.
Two of her uncles and an older brother have pleaded guilty to charges, and jurors convicted a friend of Holland's of multiple charges.
Several searches have turned up no sign of Brittney. Wood is presumed dead, but authorities haven't found a trace of her and no one has been charged in her disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Mobile Police Department
Local 15 News
Alabama Department of Public Safety
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children