Billie Jo Hughes
Hughes, approximately 2000
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/06/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Williamston, South Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 5'10, 190 - 200 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hughes goes by her initials, BJ. She may use the last name Beam-Hughes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hughes visited friends in Williamston, South Carolina on July 6, 2000. She caught a ride from the Williamston Curb Market to the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 20 in Pelzer, South Carolina, and was last seen walking towards a pay phone. She has never been heard from again.
At the time of her disappearance, Hughes lived with her mother on Thornwood Drive in Williamston. Her mother was initially unconcerned when she didn't come home, because she thought Hughes had left for a trip to the beach with a friend and his family. A week and a half later, she began to worry after finding out the friend had returned and Hughes hadn't been with him on the trip.
Hughes didn't take any personal belongings at the time of her disappearance. She had always taken care of her mother, who is blind and disabled, and checked in on her daily. She is considered missing under suspicious circumstances and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Anderson County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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