Sunday, June 15, 2014

Andrea Hayslette

On April 24, 1993, Andrea was last seen by a neighbor at the Deer Track Villas in Surfside Beach where the family of 4 lived. By April 28, 4 days later, she was reported missing by her parents because it was not in her character to be out of communication with them for that length of time, and to be away from her two small children. Her truck and her van, along with all of her clothing and jewelry, were still at the home, but missing was her suitcase, toothbrush, her purse and other personal identifying items.

When her parents returned from a trip to Disney World with grandson, Ryan, his younger sister, Katie, only 2 years old at the time, stated that "Daddy put Mommy in those bushes." Because of her young age, this statement was not allowed to be presented in court, but led investigators to believe that foul play existed and Larry Hayslette became the number one suspect.

By May 24, 1993, a mere four weeks after Andrea disappeared, Larry Hayslette returned to his father's in West Virginia, returning to Surfside Beach one time after that to gather his belongings and move back there. Family court judge awarded Andrea's parents permanent custody of her two small children, a move that was definitely in their best interest considering some of the headlines we read today. 

Eventually, in 1995, Larry Hayslette was convicted of forging Andrea's signature on the title of her vehicle for the purpose of selling it, and in 1996 he was charged with Andrea's murder, however, the charges were dropped in 1997 for lack of evidence and this case has grown cold over the years.

NamUs MP # 10575

Contact Horry County Police, Lt. Russell Jordan at 843-915-5350. Case #1993-00014009

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown was last seen on 08/03/12 at 2:30 PM walking North near Sea Crest Hotel  located at 803 S Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach South Carolina while vacationg with his family. He told his family that he was going for a walk. Mr Brown left behind all of his belongings including his wallet. He may possibly have his hotel room key on him, but it does not list any information on it about the hotel.He has not been seen or heard from since and his case remains unsolved.

Missing From: Myrtle Beach,South Carolina
Missing Since:08/03/12
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance:44
Date of Birth:10/05/68
Black Male
Height: 5’6
Eyes:Dark Brown
Special Identifiers: Usually clean cut, but may have facial hair
Medical Condition: Severe speech inpediment and is hard to understand
Nickname: J.B

Investigative Agency
Myrtle Beach Police Dept.
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.

NamUs MP # 17025

Kareem Jamal Ward

(The State)  It was Sunday morning, Father’s Day on June 17, 2007, and the family of Kareem Jamaal Ward were at home planning a dinner for later that day at his sister’s house.
Ward’s mother, Ann Warren, said she remembers that morning he was outside playing with his pitbull puppy and talking to his cousin in the yard.
About 10 a.m. that day, the 23-year-old got a phone call and left his mom’s house.
Ward didn’t say where he was going, but said he would return in time for dinner.
Hours ticked off the clock, daylight turned to darkness and calls to Ward’s cellphone went to voicemail.
The family assumed Ward went to visit his girlfriend, where he had recently spent a lot of time, and lost track of time.
But Ward never came back.
It wasn’t until the following day when Horry County police came to their home that Warren knew her only son hadn’t lost track of time with his girlfriend.
The officer told Ann Warren and her daughter, Sharhonda Warren, that Ward’s car had been pulled from the Pee Dee River after it was found submerged at a boat landing off Gunters Lake Road in the Galivants Ferry area.
Police told the family that some recently installed audio sound equipment had been stripped from the car before it was submerged, Sharhonda Warren said. Her brother’s cellphone was in the car, but the SIM card was missing and there was no trace of Ward.
“The area was searched for days and nothing turned up. The police had claimed to have gotten leads to his possible whereabouts but nothing turned up,” Sharhonda Warren said. “The disappearance of my brother was extremely hard on my entire family.”
Like a few other families in Horry County, the Warrens continue to wait for answers about what happened to him.

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NamUs MP # 23932

Heather Elvis

Horry County PD Major Crimes Detectives have been investigating the disappearance of Heather Elvis, who was reported missing on December 19th, 2013. Heather's vehicle was located at the Peachtree Boat Landing in Socastee subsequently. She was last seen about 2:00 AM on 12/18/2013.

Missing From: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Missing Since: 12/18/13
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 20
Height: 5’1
Weight: 118
Hair: Brown\Auburn
Eyes: Brown Eyes

Investigative Agency
Horry County Police Department
(843) 915-5350 or (843) 915-TIPS (8477)
Horry County PD Tip Line is 843-915-TIPS or email to

NamUs MP # 23314

Zachary Malinowski

Zachary Malinowski was playing basketball in Aynor with friends on Sunday, August 25, 2013. After playing ball, he dropped off one of his friends at a residence on Murray Johnson Road in Conway, South Carolina. The other friend states that he and Malinowski then went to a woman's residence on 7th Avenue in Aynor, South Carolina. They both stayed at that residence until approximately 11:30 p.m. The friend states that Malinowski left in Malinowski's car, a 1996 dark purple/burgundy Chevy Beretta to get something to eat and go home. He hasn’t been seen since. The last phone contact was approximately 12:15AM on 08/26/13.

Horry County police later found Malinowski's car in the woods off of Valley Forge Road near Aynor. The car was completely burned and there was no sign of Malinowski.

Missing From: Aynor , South Carolina
Missing Since: 08/25/13
Classification: Missing
White Male
Age at Disappearance: 19
Date of Birth: 12/17/93
Height: 6’1
Weight: 150
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown:
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Scar on left or right knee; birthmark on scrotum (when he was a baby)
Clothing:Red long T-shirt; Black basketball shorts; black & white Nike flip flops or black & white Nike Air Jordan
Full Name: Zachary Matthew Malinowski

Investigative Agency
Horry County Police ( South Carolina)
843 -915 -7995

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shanta Marie Johnson

Age Progressed

Circumstances of Disappearance
Shanta and her adoptive mother visited Briarcliffe Mall in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 19, 1992. The mother told authorities that Shanta disappeared near the toy department of the K-Mart store inside the shopping center during the afternoon hours. They were visiting from Cumberland County, N.C.

The couple had begun adoption proceedings for the child and her younger brother three months earlier. Shanta, formerly Shante Reid was born in Wilmington to a mother addicted to drugs. The baby tested positive for cocaine at birth.

A review of store surveillance tapes showed that the adoptive mother entered the store alone.
On May 5, 1992, a doctor examined Shanta and pronounced her in excellent health. A month later, Shanta was seen by doctors at Duke University Medical Center for health problems associated with her birth.

According to the records the doctors at Duke noticed physical and mental problems, including bruises, scratches and extreme fear in a child who previously had appeared to be extroverted. She had bitten her fingernails so severely that her fingertips bled.

No charges has been filed in Shanta's disappearance. FBI and Horry County investigators suspect that Shanta never entered South Carolina.

Vital Statistics
Date Of Birth: January 3, 1989
Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3' 0" - 91 cm; 44 lbs - 20 kg
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
Clothing: A navy blue shirt, white shorts and white tennis shoes with blue trim.
AKA: Shante Marie Reid

Horry County Police Department,  South Carolina
Phone (843) 248-1520
Case number 9224486

Cumberland Couunty Sheriff's Office, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Phone 910-323-1500
Case number 9224486

Shane Govan

On Nov. 10, 2008, witnesses said they observed Shane Govan at a Citron Road address in Cordova, SC when they heard individuals arguing and gunshots.

“We have conducted an exhaustive investigation into the disappearance of Shane Govan. We have chased down all leads, interviewed a host of witnesses and yet we have not been able to locate this individual,” Sheriff Larry Williams said.

The person reported hearing someone call out, "I should kill you." Several more shots were fired. A small, gray Toyota truck was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Shane Govan's cell phone and cigarette lighter were found at the scene, along with several shell casings.

Shanik Govan says her mother died several months later, still worrying about her son.

Area last seen: Citron Rd. near Cannon Bridge Rd. in Orangeburg

Anyone with information about Shane Govan's whereabouts is asked to call the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office at 1-803-534-3550.

Shane Govan's case is not listed in NamUs