On 30th anniversary of missing Alexander “Edwin” Shaw IV, sister promotes unclaimed 1983 North Carolina Governor’s reward money
North Carolina ( March 7, 2012)- On March 16, thirty years will have passed since Alexander Edwin Shaw IV’s wrecked car was found slammed into a pine tree near his home in Wagram , NC. His disappearance generated an extensive land and Lumber River search by sixteen rescue units, and a National Guard and Ft. Brag army helicopter. Search efforts continued for several days but no trace was found that week and none has been found in the thirty years that have passed.
His sister, Grace Shaw Abrams of Greenville, SC and mother Jane Blake Shaw of Chadbourn, NC are giving notice of unclaimed 1983 reward money. The state of North Carolina still has $5000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disappearance of Alexander Edwin Shaw IV, of Wagram, NC formerly of Chadbourn, NC. According to Janie Pinkston Sutton, Special Agent in Charge, N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, Southeastern District, this reward will remain in effect until such time as information is received that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Mrs. Abrams said, “Our family is offering an additional $5000.00 making a total of $10,000.00 in reward money.” Anyone having information concerning the case should contact Investigator Jonathan Edwards of Scotland County Sheriff’s Department or the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, Southeastern District. Edwin Shaw’s missing person profile is located at www.namus.gov or https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/2420/1/. NamUs provides a national centralized publicly accessible database for missing persons and the unidentified. The database is available to law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners and the public.
Namus staff and advocates were recently in Elizabethtown, North Carolina conducting NamUs training for sixty law enforcement agencies from several North Carolina counties : Robeson, Cumberland, Moore , and Bladen to name a few on how to utilize the database to assist with missing persons cases. In addition they gave missing person’s families an opportunity to establish a profile and provide family DNA samples to be compared against the unidentified bodies’ database.
“We hope the reminder of the unclaimed reward money on this anniversary will lead someone to contact the authorities. Thanks to NamUs forgotten missing persons cases can be remembered. Cold missing persons cases like my brother’s do matter to families- after all we are the ones left behind without resolution and every missing person has family somewhere.” says Mrs. Abrams.
In an effort to bring awareness to the NamUs web tool and her brother’s mystery missing story, Grace began a blog on his 53rd birthday January 23. http://hopeforedwin.wordpress.com/