Vanished: Vickie Ellington

Ok, finally getting to a new missing persons case…

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On the afternoon of Thursday, January 27, 2011, Vickie Ellington pulled her Chevrolet Suburban into the Wal-Mart parking lot in Louisville, MS.

Reportedly, the fifty-three year old business owner and grandmother was going to meet someone there.

Louisville is over a 30 minute drive from Koscuisko, MS, where the fitness center she owned was located.

Video cameras from several stores show Ms. Ellington parking in the front lot, exiting her vehicle, but walking away from Wal-Mart--towards a McDonalds and Taco Bell across the street.

Without carrying her purse, she then walks out of range from all the cameras and vanishes.

Vickie Ellington has not been seen since.


And even worse, her case has gone cold.

No information has been released in years--other than a local Mississippi news site annually posting short notes online saying basically "nothing new" around the anniversary of Ms. Ellington's disappearance.

After she vanished, authorities told the media that Ms. Ellington's planned meeting with the friend did not happen. In other words, police talked with whomever the missing woman was supposed to meet that afternoon, and do not believe that he/she has anything to do with the mystery.

At the time of her disappearance, Ms. Ellington was juggling several responsibilities.

Her husband had recently passed away, and she was also acting as a "single parent" in raising an elementary school-aged grandson--of whom she had custody.
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What may have happened to Vickie Ellington?

Where was she going when she left her parked SUV at the Wal-Mart?

What is strange about this mystery?

I'll take a look at this forgotten case over the next few weeks.
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For all of my posts on the Ellington case you can click here, or for more Missing Person Monday posts, go here.


22 comments:

Bijoux said...

The custody situation seems like a lead, but who knows?

Carma Sez said...

these kind of cases are freaky. I just read in our local paper that a woman who lives in the area - 42 years old - disappeared in Myrtle Beach over the weekend. this seems to happen far to often....

Jessica Lawson said...

These cases are so heartbreaking and bewildering. It must be so frustrating for the families to have no leads.

Pat Hatt said...

Well if she said she was meeting a friend and that friend didn't know, then could be she just wanted to disappear. But seems like a strange way to do it, towards a Mcdonalds

messymimi said...

The one i feel sorriest for is the grandchild of whom she had custody. First the child is torn from parents and given to grandparents, then the grandfather dies, then the grandmother mysteriously vanishes. That poor child.

Audrey Allure said...

Hmm so strange that she disappeared without a trace. Interesting -- looking forward to your additional posts on this.

Bob G. said...

SLamdunk:
It would seem that this was not a "random" incident...
Kinda weird to park in ONE lot and walk to another?
And I agree that the custody aspect of this bears closer scrutiny...(perhaps a relative with some hurt feelings?)
SO odd how some people JUST "go missing", and cases become so cold.
Good story. Look forward tro follow-ups.

Stay safe out there.

Gail Dixon said...

It's very sad when people just disappear like this. I do hope some new leads become available. Thanks for doing your part to keep the case alive.

WomanHonorThyself said...

how torturous for the loved ones..thank u Slam for the info and the caring..xoxox

Brian Miller said...

yeah, think i would be checking on whoever else was involved w/ custody...no sign of a struggle? wonder if it is one she knew...

Lady Lilith said...

Oh my. That is a really scary situation. I know they are not looking, but I hope a lead turns up soon. I am sure the grandson misses her dearly.

Momma Fargo said...

Hmmm. I will await your next post with anxiety.

Slamdunk said...

I appreciate the feedback all.

@Bjoux & Bob: I see those as interesting aspects as well and hope to address them in subsequent posts.

@Brian: Authorities found no evidence that she was forcibly taken.

@ Carma: Thanks for the case info. I did not see that one.

Anonymous said...

I am the one that filed the missing person. My name is Deborah Black. I found this site and think it's pretty interesting. I would love to talk to the person who created this. Maybe with your help the sheriff's dept would reopen the case. I am on FB and have instant messaging. You can contact me this way

Anonymous said...

She was my best friend in high school and we are connected through marriage. This had nothing to do with family. She was raising her grandchild to help her child. She lost her husband and gave up her pharmacy where she was the pharmacist. She kept the fitness club because she had help. She needed more time to be with her grandson. We would love to know who took her and what happened. She is loved and missed . The police probably know more than they are telling. They just have not had the break they need to prove it.

nola pearson said...

Just so you know!!! There was no problem with custody . I ( yes I said I ) was 15 when I had my son...... My mother was a grandmother to 3 grandchildren when she went missing. Thank you for those who have prayed but to the people who like to speculate .... You did not know her ... And things being said can be hurtful to her family INCLUDING the grandchildren who are all now old enough to be online and read some of this stupidity ! Please show respect ! My mother was my rock and my saving grace not a day goes by that I don't miss her .... Words can't describe the pain this family has been through !

joan puckett fortenberry said...

Hi Nola, I know you probably do not remember me we are 2nd cousins, your Grandpa Louie was my moms brother. I just want to let you know my family prays for yall & I hope yall find closure. I cannot imagine your heart ache.

Anonymous said...

She asked me if I would take her poodles a couple months before she disappeared. Also called me at home very close to her disappearing to ask if I had changed my mine and adopt her poodles. I suggested she cal Clinton Anima Rescu League. I did call in with this information to sheriff never heard back.

Anonymous said...

This has upset a lot of people, I graduated with her son in HS. I don't appreciate the speculation and junk from people talking about people they know nothing about...

Nola (her daughter that posted above) & her family all very hurt by her disappearance. We are a close knit family community and being one of the better pharmacies in town everyone knew and loved her.

No we don't know, yes it's very odd and tragic but y'all keep your noses pointed up so you can look down on all of us you pretentious judge mental types...

How about pray for her to be found and found alive, and give these good people some closure...

April Lishman said...

I think the boyfriend had everything to do with it. IT was said he was found fully dressed on her sofa at 2:00 am the morning after her vehicle was found. The searched the property found nothing. I heard he was controlling. Whatever happened I fear for the worse. The world doesn't just gobble people up. They are fed to it.

Anonymous said...

Vickie is my cousin and we all love and miss her deeply. Please mind your words, they cause wounds that are harder to heal than flesh wounds. We need more wisdom and prayers. We can definitely do without speculation.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Slam Dunk your post has done nothing but rub salt in the wounds of a grieving/hurting family you posted from articles that are about 90 0/0 UN TRUE and gossip from people that don't know what the HELL they are talking about!!!!!!