For years I have often wondered about the missing persons case of Carrie Smith Lawson. On September 11, 1991 Carrie (originally from Cleveland, Tennessee) was kidnapped from her home in Jasper, Alabama. The suspect, Jerry Bland, committed suicide before she could be rescued or located. Another suspect, Karen McPherson pleaded guilty to a kidnapping charge and was sentenced to life in prison. McPherson claims that she did see Lawson alive (at her home) but does not know anything further.
I find myself often thinking about Mrs. Lawson, what her life could've been. Sadly a day after Lawson vanished in the mail arrived notification that she had passed the law bar exam. She never had the opportunity to celebrate this event. There has been much speculation of where her remains could be but to date her body has not been located. There has been no new information to the case. I think that it is important to keep talking about cases such as this one. As a parent, it pains me to think that this family's only child remains missing. Until there is a break in the case, it will continue to haunt my mind.
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