It was eight years ago yesterday that DeAndre Nativoni Brown disappeared from Walker County. Dre, as he was known to his friends, was 22 and a young father. The last confirmed sighting of the young African American man was at a residence in Jasper. It was there that it was communicated to police that Dre had planned to visit a friend in Carbon Hill. When police checked records, they found reports from several Carbon Hill residents indicated shots had been fired at the home.
A search of the neighborhood turned up clothes with Brown’s blood on them. Two days later on July 31, 2005, Dre’s burned out car was found at Rickwood Field in Birmingham. Since that time, there have been no new developments, but Dre’s mother is still hopeful of finding some closure. While she doesn’t believe her son is alive, she wants to have a proper funeral for him.
If still alive, Dre would now be 30. At the time of his disappearance, he stood 6′ tall and weighed 210 pounds. If you have any information about Dre Brown’s whereabouts, call Jasper police at 205-221-2121 or the district attorney’s office at 205-384-7272. There is a 10K reward offered by the governor’s office.