When a kindergartener is abducted while waiting for the school bus, hundreds of searchers scour small-town North Carolina and discover that their worst fears have come true. The murder of a beloved child haunts a community and remains an ongoing investigation in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Brittany Locklear was 5 years old whenever she was abducted and murdered on January 7, 1998. An unidentified man grabbed her from where she waited at her school bus stop and sped away.
Although she was both the youngest and the smallest in her kindergarten class, Brittany was known for her loving and outgoing nature.
Pictured: Brittany in an undated family photo with her mother, Connie, who has been campaigning for justice in regards to her beloved daughter’s death since 1998.
Pictured: the driveway that leads to the then-home of the Locklear family. Brittany was abducted while she was waiting at its end for the school bus. A neighbor / mother witnessed the abduction. Image from Google Maps.
Sources used to research Brittany’s case for this episode:
‘It hurts’: Hoke County Residents Still Remember the Brittany Locklear Murder Case (Michael Futch / Fayetteville Observer)
Eight Years Later, Slaying of 5-Year-Old Remains Unsolved (WRAL News)
Death of an Angel: The Murder of Brittany Locklear (Jenn Baxter / Medium.com)
New Lead Emerges In Brittany Locklear Case (WRAL News)
Suspect ID’d in Slaying of 5-Year-Old (The Robesonian)
Brittany Locklear (uncovered.com)
N.C. Man Charged with 1986 Murder of 4-Year-Old Girl, Who Was Taken from Bed While Family Slept (Christine Pelisek / people.com)
Thomas Eric McDowell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Jessica McBride / heavy.com)
If you know anything about the murder of Brittany Locklear, please contact the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at 910-875-5111.
UNSOLVED DISAPPEARNCE: TONEE TURNER
Tonee Turner, a gifted artist, was 22 years old whenever she disappeared from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/30/2019.
Tonee was last seen by the bus driver dropping her off at this bus stop (pictured) near her home. Image from Google Maps.
On the day of her disappearance, some of Tonee’s belongings were found on the pedestrian walkway of the Homestead Grays Bridge (pictured). Image from Google Maps.
The (bridge) location where Tonee’s belongings were found is >2 miles from her home. Tonee did not own a vehicle. How her belongings came to be abandoned there is unknown.
Tonee is a gifted artist who taught ceramics to children at a local library. She was actively involved with her family and community, and is very missed.
This mural displayed in Tonee’s neighborhood demonstrates how much she is loved and missed.
Sources used to research Tonee’s case for this episode:
Family Desperate for Answers One Year After Young Pittsburg Artist Vanished (WPXI News)
Pittsburgh Police Continue To Investigate Disappearance Of 22-Year-Old Tonee Turner (Amy Wadas / CBS Pittsburgh)
Police, Family Search for Pittsburgh Artist, 22, Missing Since Dec. 30 (Crystal Bonvillian / Kiro 7 News)
Search For Missing 22-Year-Old Tonee Turner Leads Friends, Family To Hill District (CBS News Pittsburgh)
Have You Seen Tonee Turner? Pittsburgh Girl Joins Unfortunate List of Missing Black Girls (Stacy M. Brown / NNPA BlackPress)
Pittsburgh Police Searching for Missing 22-Year-Old Woman (WTAE News)
If you know anything about the disappearance of Tonee Turner, please call the Pittsburgh Police Department’s Missing Persons Investigation Division at 412-232-7141.