Alexander Edwin Shaw IV

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Above Images: Shaw, circa 1982

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 15, 1982 from Wagram, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 23, 1959
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown/red hair, blue eyes. Shaw has a prominent Adam's Apple, and he has a history of recurring discoloration on his right knee. His blood type is O-positive. Shaw goes by his middle name, Edwin, and he may us the alias name John Sanders.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shaw's green 1972 Buick was found smashed into a pine tree off of Highway 40 in Wagram, North Carolina on March 15, 1982. There was no sign of Shaw at the accident scene and he has never been heard from again. The car keys were in the ignition and the headlights were turned on when investigators located the vehicle. The Wagram area had heavy rainfall pass through during the suspected time of Shaw's accident.

    Two witnesses reported having seen Shaw walking along the highway south of Wagram the day after the car accident. He has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the area, involving the National Guard and the Army as well as local law enforcement, turned up no sign of him.

    Shaw has been employed in theatre, mobile home service, broadcast advertising sales and industrial waste water plant operations. He is a distance runner and frequently donated blood to the American Red Cross prior to his 1982 disappearance. Shaw is described as a casual dresser. Investigators do not believe that he was carrying any identification or jewelry at the time of his disappearance. His father, who believed his son suffered a head injury in the accident and developed amnesia, died in 2010. Shaw's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Scotland County Sheriff's Department
    910-276-3385

    OR
    North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigation
    910-829-6309

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    Source Information
    Rino Kids Online
    ID-Wanted.org
    NamUs
    Rewards TV

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 4, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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