Missing – December 23, 2020 – Selma, AL
On December 23, 2020, 24-year-old ShawnDarius Tyus embarked on a seemingly routine journey to his father’s home in the heart of Selma, AL. Little did he know that this would be the last time his loved ones would see him. Vanished without a trace, his family members were left with unanswered questions, consumed by worry and fear.
The puzzle pieces of ShawnDarius’s disappearance were few, but significant. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting long shadows over the landscape, he was last spotted walking near the convergence of Highway 80 East and Choctaw Avenue. Those fleeting moments were etched into the memories of his kin, serving as both a haunting reminder and a glimmer of hope.
The authorities in Selma were quick to respond to this perplexing case. In 2021, the determined Selma Police Chief Fulford shared a chilling revelation with WSFA. He admitted that the shadows of foul play loomed large over ShawnDarius’s disappearance. This unsettling possibility ignited a frantic search for answers, prompting an influx of tips and leads from concerned individuals within the community.
However, as days turned into weeks, and weeks morphed into months, the trail grew cold. Despite the tireless efforts and dogged pursuit of truth, ShawnDarius’s fate remains shrouded in darkness. A year and a half has slipped away like sand through the fingers of time, yet his name still echoes in the hollow void of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) database, classified as an involuntary missing person.
To hear more about ShawnDarius’s disappearance, tune into Episode 2 of Unforgotten.