Family desperate to find Shelby County man missing since October


COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WIAT) — The family of a missing Shelby County man is pleading with the public for help finding their loved one.

Steve Jerome Vick, 47, was last seen near Columbiana in October 2017. Family members say he lived with his parents.

Loved ones reported him missing to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. A flyer from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency lists Vick as an endangered adult.

“If anyone knows anything, I mean we’re just begging someone just to let us know,” said Angie Woods, Vick’s sister.

Woods told CBS 42 that Vick was last seen in the Summer Hill area of Columbiana. She said a property owner called Vick’s parents to report that he saw him, and an unknown man with the family’s wrecked truck on his land.

Loved ones say that’s the last time anyone has reported seeing Vick and they have no idea where he could be.

“What made us worry is in December my mother checked his bank account and nothing had been drawn out of his bank account since the day he went missing which is not normal at all for my brother,” said Woods.

Woods stays busy posting pictures and flyers about her brother to social media at least once a week.

She’s hopeful that one day someone will respond with the answers she is seeking.

“It’s very difficult not knowing is he hurt, is he dead?” said Woods.

Family members are offering a reward for information leading to the discovery of Vick. 

A spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office told CBS 42 investigators have no leads to follow up on and need the public’s help.

If you know anything, you’re asked to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205.670.6122 or ALEA at 800.228.7688.

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