Sunday, October 24, 2021

Adam Dowdell, Missing Ala. College Student Found Dead a Week After Going Missing

Adam Dowdell

*Nearly a week after an Alabama State University student went missing on campus, police discovered his body Monday afternoon.

Adam Dowdell was last seen Tuesday night (Sept. 8) leaving his dormitory to get money from an ATM, according to His family and friends became worried when he never returned and they couldn’t reach him on his cellphone.

On Saturday evening, ASU spokesman Ken Mullinax released the following statement:

“The Alabama State University Police Department received notification on Wednesday of a male student who was possibly missing. The student is from the Alabaster, Alabama, area and has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon,” the statement said. “ASUPD has opened an active, ongoing investigation with help from Central Alabama Crime Stoppers and assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies.”

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Dowdell’s mother, Toya Cohill, said it’s not like her son to disappear.

“He always talks to all of us,” she said after he was confirmed missing. “From my mama to my daughter to my son, somebody’s going to talk to him every day.”

Few details have been released about the killing, and no suspect has been arrested, TV station WVTM reports.

The public is being encouraged to call with tips or information to the ASU Police Department at 334-229-4400 or CrimeStoppers at 215-7867. Tips can also be submitted through the P3-tips app, per MSN


Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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