Haleigh Green, a missing African American volleyball player, is believed to be dead. Shelby County law enforcement officials say they have found the missing 18-year-old’s car in a heavily wooded area in Columbiana, Alabama. A dead body was also found in the same location. An exact cause of death and identification of body is pending.
Haleigh Danielle Green was last seen at her father and stepmother’s home on Monday, July 6, in Columbiana, Alabama, near Egg and Butter Road. Her mother, Shevelle Bivins, who lives in Shelby, Alabama, became concerned when she discovered that Haleigh Green never made it to her class at Lawson State. A missing person’s report was filed that evening. Since that time, police and community members have tried desperately to find the missing woman. Shevelle Bivins, A.K.A. Shevelle Green, told police that her daughter left their home in Shelby, headed for the home of her father, Joseph Green, in Columbiana to pick up some clothing. From there, she was expected to attend class and practice at Lawson State. The teenager never made it. Michelle Green, the girl’s stepmother, told ABC 33/40 that she last saw Haleigh driving away from the home that morning.
“I said lock the door, close the gate, and I love you, bye. The same routine.”
And now, community members in the small town of Columbiana are stricken with grief and worry as they try to find answers about what happened to Haleigh. Columbiana is a quaint Southern town near Montevallo and Calera, where everyone knows everyone. One person’s missing child is everyone’s missing child. Family members of Haleigh Green are struggling to cope as they wait for confirmation that the body belongs to Haleigh.
Lawson State Community College released the following statement regarding Haleigh Green’s disappearance, according to NBC 13.
“Haleigh Green, 18 years old and graduate of Shelby County High School, registered at Lawson State Community College as a non-resident freshman student majoring in general studies. She pre-registered for 10 hours of classes for the 2015 summer semester. She is also a prospective volleyball player for the fall. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time as we join them in wishes for Hayleigh’s safe return.”
A Brief Timeline In The Haleigh Green Case
Monday, July 6: 2015
Haleigh Green leaves the home that she shares with her mother, Shevelle. She makes it to the home of her father and stepmother, Jospeh and Michelle Green, in Columbiana, Alabama. She is last seen leaving at around 9:30 a.m. in her 2003 Mustang near Egg and Butter Road.
Haleigh’s mother calls her daughter throughout the day, but becomes alarmed at around 3:00 p.m., when she fails to answer her phone calls — not answering her phone is uncharacteristic of the young volleyball player.
Haleigh Green’s mother calls her daughter’s school coach and learns that Haleigh never made it to class or practice.
Between 8 and 9 p.m.
Haleigh Green’s phone goes straight to voicemail.
A missing persons report is filed.
Wednesday, July 8
Haleigh’s friends, family, and classmates gather at the school to hold a prayer meeting.
Lawson State Community College releases official statement regarding missing student Haleigh Green.
Thursday, July 9
Law enforcement officials continue in their search for Green. Family members, neighbors, and classmates organize a group to search for Haleigh.
Friday, July 10
The Shelby County Sheriff’s office in Columbiana tells the public that they are seeking information regarding a white Chevrolet 1500 pick up truck. The owner of that truck comes forward and is later cleared as a person of interest in the case.
Saturday, July 11 at 11:45 a.m.
Columbiana Sheriff’s Department locates a Ford Mustang and a dead body in a wooded area off of Country Road 313 in Columbiana, Alabama. The car is positively identified as Haleigh Green’s car. Cause of death and identification of the body are pending.
Columbiana County Sheriff says that Haleigh Green was shot. They have also released the name of the suspect in the case, former boyfriend, Demarcus Means, aka De’Marcus Means of Columbiana, Alabama. The 19-year old man is still at large and considered armed and dangerous.
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