From The Tribune staff reports
SACRAMENTO — Authorities in California continue to investigate the disappearance of two Alabama men missing since November 6, 2021.
According to a statement by the Gridley Police Department via social media, Ladexter Tequan Pelt, 25, son of Eutaw City Councilwoman Tracey Hunter, and John Fitzgerald Dubose Jr., 20, was last seen leaving the Sacramento airport on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at approximately 11:07 a.m. Pelt and Dubose entered a dark blue four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Nissan. No further information is available on the vehicle.
A hunter has discovered the phone belonging to Dubose on Sunday, November 7, 2021, in the Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area on the northwest side of the State Route 99 Feather River bridge crossing, near the town of Nicholas.
The Gridley Police Department and the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office coordinated an area search where the cell phone was reported to be located by the hunter on Monday, November 8, 2021. Detectives and Deputies met with the hunter and searched the area on patrol ATVs and foot. The search of the entire area surrounding the bridge crossing yielded no additional information.
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, additional information was obtained from the cell phone providers regarding a cell phone reportedly in the possession of Pelt. This information resulted in a coordinated effort with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a search of the area surrounding the Super 8 Wyndham Hotel, located near Business 80 and Madison Avenue in Sacramento, California. A search of the location and contact with hotel staff resulted in no further information or investigative leads on the whereabouts of either Pelt or Dubose.
Pelt is said to be 5 foot, 11 inches tall, and around 220 pounds. Dubose is said to be 5 foot, 9 inches tall, and around 155 pounds.
The Gridley police department continues to work with the Sacramento police department, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.
Gridley Police Department asked that if anyone has information regarding the investigation is encouraged to contact the Gridley Police Department, Detective Mike Mitchell, or Officer Adam Reusser at (530) 846-5670.