Search Warrant Being Executed In Elmore Involving 20-Year-Old Missing Person Case
Investigators say they have new information in the disappearance of an Elmore County Woman twenty years ago.
They say they are using a search warrant to look for evidence on a 300-acre plot of land in eastern Elmore County, hoping to solve the disappearance of Traci Pittman Kegley.
“We have approximately 20 law enforcement agencies are involved and we have several private companies that are involved. We have private companies that are helping or assisting us with mapping the area. They’re using drones. We’re using infra-red radar. We’re using high definition cameras,” District Attorney Randall Houston said.
“We hope that we find her. That’s our hope is just to find her and if we do this week, that’s fine. If we don’t, they’ll keep searching. Its not the end of it as long as we can keep it out there. Somebody in Elmore County knows something and hopefully they’ll come forward,” Kegley’s father, Steve Pittman, said.
Kegley was 30 years old when she left her home in Eclectic on the Sunday morning of April 26, 1998. She drove to the Maness BP convenience store at the corner of U.S. Highway 231 North and Redland Road in Wetumpka. Kegley had her two-year- old daughter with her.
Investigators say the next morning at 9:00 a.m., her 1993 Geo Storm was found abandoned on Old Georgia Road (CR170) across from the T&H Grocery, with Kegley’s 2-year-old daughter left unattended inside. Kegley’s personal items, including her purse and identification, were found at the scene. Kegley has not been heard from since.
The Governor has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty person or persons. Entitlement to this reward includes only private citizens and does not include members of any government law enforcement agency or their blood relatives. Additionally, CrimeStoppers has issued a $1,000 reward to be paid 30 days within an arrest.
If you have information, which may assist law enforcement in this case, please call the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-392-8011, CrimeStoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867), the SBI office at 334-242- 1142 or the Elmore County secret witness line at 334-567- 5227.
Alabama News Network will keep you updated on the search.