In Ep. 8 of Unforgotten, Sellers and Stormy of Alabama Cold Case Advocacy discuss the positive identification of Kyle Clinkscales, a 22-year-old Auburn University student who had been missing for 47 years, and the 1976 disappearance of William Charles “Pete” Fikes from Jasper, AL, in Walker County.
In February of 2023, Georgia officials positively identified remains discovered in Chambers County as 22-year-old Kyle Clinkscales. Clinkscales and his Pinto Roundabout vanished 47 years ago on a trip from LaGrange, GA, back to Auburn University. In 2021, Clinkscales’ car was discovered in a creek in Chambers County with remains and belongings still inside.
To read more about Kyle’s case, see “The Remains of a Son Missing for Nearly 50 Years are Identified,” The New York Times
41-year-old William Charles “Pete” Fikes left his grandmother’s Jasper home around 9:00 or 9:30 am on November 29, 1976, in his father’s 1972 Plymouth Valiant and was never seen or heard from again. In the four years after his disappearance, the Fikes’ car was located almost an hour away when a Jasper PD happened to stumble upon a forged bill of sale dated one day after Pete was last seen, and dried blood was allegedly found in the car; the upper portion of a human skull was located near a Sipsey dump site that had been previously searched, which state officials later identified as matching Pete; and Perry Mixon, who may have been in jail at the time of Pete’s disappearance, was arrested on robbery-murder charges that don’t appear to have ever moved forward.
If you have any information regarding William Charles “Pete” Fikes, please call the SBI Crime Hotline at 800.392.8011 or submit an anonymous tip online.
Learn more about Pete’s case on alcoldcase.com.
As always for Pete or any Alabama missing or murdered cold cases, you can reach us here at Unforgotten through the ACCA website, alcoldcase.com.
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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