Category Archives: Missing Persons

Woman Missing From Jefferson County Found Murdered in Tuscaloosa

20 year old Marka “Willoe” Watkins was reported missing to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on June 15, 2019. Investigators followed up on dozens of tips about possible whereabouts of Watkins. On Sunday July 28, 2019 information came in to the Sheriff’s Office on where she might be. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office followed up on that information and were able to located and recover a body, later identified as Marka “Willoe” Watkins. The offense occurred in Tuscaloosa County and is under investigation by the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office. Jefferson County Detectives will provide all background information available.

Missing Persons Alert

On Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 9:53pm the Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance in locating a missing fisherman at Cosby Lake in the Clay community. We are looking for a 36 year old white male who is 5-11 and 160 pounds. Family members became concerned when they tried to contact him and he did not respond. Family members came to the lake and found his truck and overturned kayak but they were unable to locate him. Deputies and Emergency Personnel from Center Point Fire responded to search for the missing man. First responders searched the lake by boat, checked the banks of the lake, checked the surrounding area with a K9 team and had an over head search by our Star 1 helicopter. First responders recovered shoes and other items belonging to the fisherman. At 12:30am rescuers are still searching. We will update as additional information becomes available.

Deputies Searching for Missing Senior

Birmingham, AL 09/15/2018 Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for a missing elderly woman in Center Point. 76-year-old Carol Peacock was visiting a home in the 200 block of Sun Valley Road. She wandered away today during the early morning hours. Peacock lives at a group home in the Eastlake area of Birmingham. Carol Peacock was […]

UPDATE–Missing 12-Year-Old Located

Birmingham, AL 09/05/2017 A 12-year-old girl who was reported to have run away on Sunday has been located. On September 3, 2017, the mother of the child came to the Sheriff’s Office to report that her daughter had run away from home after an argument. Just after 7:00 this evening the girl, Ariell Janise Matthews, […]

Homicide Investigation Update— Suspect Formally Charged with Capital Murder

Birmingham, AL 03/17/2017 A death investigation that began Wednesday afternoon has resulted in a capital murder charge against the suspect described as the boyfriend of the victim. Just before 2:00 pm Wednesday afternoon deputies responded to a home in the 2000 block of Rock Mountain Lake Drive. The caller reported that he had arrived home after being out of […]

Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Grayson Valley Man

Birmingham, AL 02/23/2017 Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing 21-year-old man from Grayson Valley. On February 22, Jacob Michael Rentfrow was reported missing by his mother. He was last seen at his home in the 1800 block of Satterwhite Drive in the Grayson Valley area of Jefferson County at about 11:00 pm Sunday, February […]