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Cell phone located in search for 2 Ala. men missing, last seen visiting friends in Calif.

Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 3:16 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 at 11:14 AM CST
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GREENE COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: On November 7, 2021, the Gridley Police Department reported they got information regarding cell phones that belong to two Alabama men who have been missing in California since November 6.

A Greene County man, LaDexter Pelt, and a Tuscaloosa man, John Dubose Jr., both went missing while visiting friends in Sacramento, California.

Pelt has not been seen since Nov. 5, according to Tracey Hunter, his mother. Dubose Jr. has not been seen since Nov. 5, according to police.

Hunter says Pelt and Dubose Jr. haven’t been seen since arriving at the Sacramento airport.

“We are hurting. We need our kids home. I need my son home, and this is a mother’s cry,” Hunter said.

Pelt is described as a 25-year-old Black male with brown eyes and black hair, standing 6′0″ and weighing 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

Dubose Jr. is described as a 20-year-old Black male with brown eyes and black hair, standing 5′9″ and weighing 155 pounds.

Gridley Police officers said a hunter located one of the cell phones in the Sutter Bypass Wildlife area on the northwest side of the State 99 Feather River bridge crossing, near the town of Nicholas.

The Gridley Police Department worked with the Sutter County Police Department to search the wooded area on foot and on ATVs. They did not find the men or additional information.

Gridley Officers said they got new information on November 9 from a cell phone provider regarding a phone Pelt was using. That led to a search of the area surrounding the Super 8 Wyndham Hotel in Sacramento. They didn’t find the men or any new information.

On November 10, 2021, Gridley Police officers got video surveillance footage through the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Airport Bureau. The video shows Pelt and Dubose Jr. entering a dark blue 4-door sedan, leaving the Sacramento Airport on November 4, 2021 around 11:00 a.m.

If you have seen Pelt or Dubose Jr., or have any information on their whereabouts, please contact Greene County Sheriff’s Department at 205-372-3152, or Sacramento Police Department at 916-808-5471, or Selma Police Department at 334-874-2137.

The case is being handled by the Gridley Police Department in California. Contact them at 530-846-5670.

Missing Alabama men.
Missing Alabama men.(Source: Gridley Police Department)

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