In Ep. 7 of Unforgotten, Sellers and Stormy of Alabama Cold Case Advocacy discuss the disappearances of David Burney and Tabitha Franklin from Cullman County.
David Burney left his Vinemont, AL, home on June 29, 2007 to visit his daughters in Georgia. David stopped at the Jet-Pep gas station in Battleground, AL. This would his last known sighting. In late August of 2007, David’s car was located, abandoned in the Bankhead Forest in Winston County, with no sign of him. 15 years later, David’s whereabouts remain a mystery. (Correction: Typo in the year David’s car was discovered was 2007 not 2012.) #WhereIsDavidBurney #DavidMichaelBurney
Tabitha Franklin was last seen on August 13. 2009, just 33 days before her 28th birthday. Reports say she was at a Vinemont home where a few friends or acquaintances were living at the time. At some point, Tabitha called an ex-boyfriend, who claimed he picked Tabitha up and drove to Hueytown, where he dropped her off at his place of employment while he ran errands. He stated when he returned, Tabitha was gone. There are reports claiming Tabitha never made it to Hueytown. Tabitha’s family has remained dedicated in their efforts to locate her. Sadly, the search continues. #WhereIsTabithaFranklin #TabithaLynnFranklin
If you have any information regarding the cases discussed on this episode, please call: Cullman County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 734-0342 or Crimestoppers Metro AL at (205) 254-7777, www.crimestoppersmetroal.com, or text your tip with the word CRIMES to 7777.
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Content and production by Sellers & Stormy. Artwork by Sellers.
Intro music for the show was created by Principals of Uncertainty who also mixed and mastered this episode.
Intro Music: “Fingerprint” by Principals of Uncertainty
Additional Music: “Sorrow” Enoch Yang through Soundstripe
Sound effects by Soundstripe, Epidemic Sound and Pixabay
Outro Music: “Emotion Flows” by Louis Lion