Ok, finally getting to a new missing persons case…
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.
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.
For all of my posts on the Ellington case you can click here, or for more Missing Person Monday posts, go here.
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