Family of missing mobile teenager hopes billboard will provide answers nearly 10 years later
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Next Monday will mark 10 years since Mobile County mother Brittney Wood was last seen.
She was 19 then, she would be 29 now.
To mark the date, some members of his family have put up a new notice board in Rangeline Road and Halls Mill Road, hoping it will bring new information.
Brittney Wood’s family are finally hoping for answers about her disappearance nearly 10 years later.
“It’s about finding her,” said Stephanie Hanke, Wood’s mother-in-law.
In May 2012, the 19-year-old left her home in Mobile to visit her uncle Donnie Holland.
She was never seen again. Two days after her disappearance, Holland committed suicide.
The Wood family is well known in Mobile County, several members were involved in a huge sex ring after Brittney disappeared.
“Don’t give up, just one day at a time. Take each day as we can,” Hanke said.
Wood’s father and stepmother logged on to Uncovered, a crowdsourced website dedicated to spreading information about cold cases involving missing and murdered victims.
“We’ve wanted a billboard all the time, it’s just over the years that it kind of fell by the wayside,” Hanke said.
Uncovered helped Brittney’s father and stepmother find the right people and sponsors to make the billboard possible and keep Wood’s case front and center.
“Salon sleuths are the ones who solve missing person cases lately. Podcasts. People are interested in it. That’s what his case needs is a fresh look,” Hanke said.
Two years ago, a photo of aging Wood was released. A week later, Mobile Police received a tip, leading the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office to search an abandoned trailer in Grand Bay. Nothing came of this research.
“Hopefully this will let others know we’re not going to give up, so if you know something, say something. Contact mobile police, contact Klass Kids, contact us,” Hanke said.
Lamar Advertising donated this space for its billboard.