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JUSTIN GAINES

Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:35

Missing
JUSTIN GAINES


DOB: Mar 31, 1989
Missing: Nov 2, 2007
Age Now: 19
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 230 lbs (104 kg)
Missing From:
DULUTH
GA
United States


Both photos shown are of Justin. He was last seen on November 2, 2007. Justin may still be in the local area. He may use the alias name Brad Allen.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - 1-800-843-5678
SPECIAL NOTE: This case was initiated pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5779. The individual pictured on this poster was reported missing when he or she was between the ages of 18 and 20. Law enforcement has entered this case in the FBI National Crime Information Center database and has asked NCMEC to disseminate this poster.

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Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office (Georgia) 1-770-513-5100

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WEBSITE FOR JUSTIN

Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:36

WEBSITE FOR JUSTIN


http://www.justingaines.com/


Justin Gaines, an 18-year-old college student from the North Atlanta suburbs, has been missing since 11/2/07.

The muscular, blue-eyed college freshman came home from school in Athens Thursday, November 1 and decided to go out to one of his favorite bars: Wild Bill's.


Timeline for the events off Thurs/Fri 1st/2nd Nov 2007

11:38 p.m - Justin entered WBs at exactly 11:38 p.m (known from survailance vid)

1.20 a.m - "I remember seeing Justin, that night. He was either drunk as hell or on some drugs... I was talking to him for a bite, he was all sweating and walking all stubbly. He was on the phone for a good while trying to call people. Last time I seen him was around 1:20am" - Forum post

2.00 a.m - "Me and my friends recall seeing him.I left the club around 2:00am.And justin was laying across a bench.It looked like he was texting someone." - Forum post

2.00 a.m - His LAST cell phone call was at 2 a.m his friend answered and said no he can't pick him up.

2.05 a.m approx - The last transmission signal from his cell phone was at 2 :05 a.m (from other forum poster) (cells transmit every 15 mins)

2.30 a.m - He didn't EXIT WBs till 2:30 a.m (according to security guard on news clip) WBs closes at 2.45 am on thurs. He might have been out at 2am and waited outside.

2.30 a.m - He said he HAD a ride according to Parking Lot Guy


When Justin called a friend to come pick him up later in the night, the friend couldn't oblige. By Sunday, Justin's mom, Erika Wilson, was worried. She got in touch with his friends and tried local medical facilities but found no trace of her son.

Police are now trying to track Justin's cell phone signal and look over any relevant video surveillance from the night Justin disappeared.

Justin reportedly has two fake IDs. The names: Brad Shewe and Brad Allen. He has diamond studs in both ears and the last time he was seen, Justin was wearing a long-sleeved gray with "Abercrombie" stamped on the chest. He attends Gainesville State College in Oconee, GA and is normally good about checking in with his family.

It is hard to believe that someone in Justin's circle of friends doesn't know where he is. He'd obviously been hanging out at Wild Bill's for years. Though it's a big place, a frequent visitor like Justin may have had friends on the staff and plenty of other friends and acquaintances who would typically show up any given weeknight, just as he seemed to do.

Missing men simply don't receive the same news coverage as missing women. This may be because there is a (often mistaken) impression that men somehow bring about their own circumstances when they vanish -- that, or they meant to disappear and don't want to be found. Justin's youth and the known circumstances of his disappearance don't match well with an intentional disappearance.

Did Justin find a ride after all on November 2, 2007? The wrong ride?

If you think you've seen Justin Gaines or know where he is, you should call the Gwinnett County PD at (770) 513-5300.

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Young Man Goes To Nightclub and Disappears

Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:40

Justin Gaines
Young Man Goes To Nightclub and Disappears

From the FBI website:

Justin Gaines was last seen leaving a club called "Wild Bill's" in Duluth, Georgia, during the early morning hours of November 2, 2007. He has not been seen or heard from since that time.

Justin Gaines was last seen wearing ripped jeans and a gray "Abercrombie" brand shirt. He usually wears his hair in a buzz cut and may wear diamond stud earrings in both of his ears.

FROM AMERICAS MOST WANTED:

On November 1, 2007, Justin came home from Athens, Ga. around 8 p.m. He then changed his clothes and left for a friend's house around 8:30 p.m. Justin and his friends decided to go out to Wild Bill's, one of Justin's favorite bars in Duluth, Ga. Eyewitnesses last saw Justin around 1 a.m. at the bar. Then Justin called his roommate around 2 a.m. for a ride, but his roommate was unavailable. This was the last time anyone heard from Justin.

I found this case interesting. There have been a lot of disappearances and unsolved murders of young men lately, more than ever. I find that interesting because for many years it was always young ladies who were abducted and murdered or taken off and hidden. It just seems unusual that men would be abducted by a stranger, assumed to be another man, and taken off and killed. Jeffrey Dahmer and John Gacy come to mind, of course, but they were rare examples at the time and their murders were sexual in purpose. Currently there is a rash of murders of young men, some of them locally here in my area, where there are no clues or suspects. Rumors spread about a "happy face" gang. And garbage bags wash up on our beaches with the mutilated body parts of dead young men. It seems there has been a national explosion in the last decade of young men being murdered for no reason at all. I will be doing more and more of these cases on this blog because it is a serious matter.

I drew up a chart just to see if something came clear and was surprised by what I saw right away. This led me to continue working with the charts to see what happened to this young man. The first chart I drew up was for 2:00 am, the time at which he called his roommate for a ride but came up short. Right away I see that Leo is rising and the Sun is in the third house. He is in the neighborhood, just hanging out. Mercury is right near by and this points to the phone call. Looking for the descendant I find that Aquarius is falling and Uranus is in the seventh house close to the North Node. A chance encounter with someone who just appears on the scene. Uranus is disposed by Neptune in the sixth so this is someone who either worked at the bar or worked right nearby. A restaurant next door perhaps? Or was he a drug dealer who worked this area? However, it is also likely that this was a bartender or bar back from Wild Bills. He just appeared suddenly, ruled by erratic Uranus, and offered a ride perhaps?

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Justin Gaines 18, missing Nov/2007 from Duluth, GA

Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:40

Justin Gaines 18, missing Nov/2007 from Duluth, GA




Student Missing After Going To Gwinnett Club

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A college student has been reported missing when he did not come home after going out to Wild Bill's in Gwinnett County.

Officials said they have started an investigation into the case of an 18-year-old missing since Thursday night. Gwinnett County authorities said Justin Gaines' mother filed a police report Sunday after he didn't return home.

According to the police report, Gaine's mother, Erika Wilson, said that her son came home Thursday and told her he was going out with friends. He was dropped off at Wild Bill's that night. Later that evening, Gaines called a friend to pick him up but the friend told him he couldn't. Gaines has not been seen or heard from since.

"Very frightening. We have seven kids and this is our worst nightmare," said Wilson.

Wilson said she has contacted her son's friends, local hospitals and jails and has not been able to locate her child.

"The community's been great but we haven't had any leads for his whereabouts, what could have happened, if he left with someone and he hasn't called anyone and that's not like him," said Wilson. Gaines is a student at Gainesville State College and his family said he is responsible and usually calls home.

Friends of Gaines said he had fake IDs in the name of Brad Allen and Brad Shewe. He is 5'11" and 210 lbs with a muscular build. He has blue eyes and brown hair with a short buzz cut. He has both his ears pierced with diamond studs and was last seen wearing a long sleeve gray shirt with "Abercrombie" written on the front.

Officials said they are attempting to track Gaines' cell phone to obtain information. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300.
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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:41

Family, Friends Search for Missing Ga. College Student

Missing Gwinnett Co. Teen
ATLANTA (FOX 5) -- Thursday marks exactly a week since a Gwinnett County family has seen their 18-year-old son. Justin Gaines disappeared last Thursday from a Gwinnett County nightclub. His family and friends gathered to form a search party.


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Search Intensifies for College Student

Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:41

Search Intensifies for College Student

Family and friends of a missing college student from Gwinnett County met on Saturday morning to conduct their biggest and most organized search yet.

They have been looking for Justin Gaines, 18, a freshman at the Athens campus of Gainesville College, since he disappeared from Wild Bill's nightclub last week.

"Today's an important day," said Erika Wilson, Justin's mother. "I feel good. We're gonna go out there and stay focussed. We need to bring him back home to this family."

Justin's mother and stepfather have worked tirelessly to try to find him. They said they're encouraged by the fact that Gwinnett County police have developed some leads.

"I know they've been doing busy doing interviews and going to a few houses," said Steven Wilson, Justin's stepfather. "We don't have any specifics, but we know they're working on it."

For Saturday's search, organizers focussed on a four-mile radius around the cell tower that picked up Justin's last phone call to one of his friends last Thursday night.

"If there's anything suspicious, we're gonna mark it for the police and hopefully get Justin home," said Kelli McGill, Justin's aunt.

"We need him back, we need him back," said Justin's mother. "We all miss him very much."
Family and friends remain confident they will find Justin safe somewhere.

They're offering a reward to anyone who comes forward with information about Justin's whereabouts.

The reward stands at $2000 now.

For more information about how you can add to the reward fund, call Karen Beyers at 770-822-4556.

http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=106227

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:42

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14560992/detail.html
Family, Volunteers Search for Missing Teen
UPDATED: 4:24 pm EST November 10, 2007
GWINNETT CO., Ga -- Friends and family spent the day Saturday searching for 18-year-old Justin Gaines. The teen was last seen on November 1 at Wild Bill's nightclub in Gwinnett County.

Searchers fanned out on both sides of Interstate 85 near the nightclub, but reported little progress in the search for Gaines. Family members have started a reward fund for information which might help in locating him. So far, the reward stands at $2,000. To add to that fund or for more information, call 770 822 4556

Friends of the victim stated that he has false identification in the name of Brad Allen and Brad Shewe. Justin is described as being 5"11' and 210 lbs with a muscular build. He has blue eyes and brown hair with a short buzz cut. Both of his ears are pierced with diamond studs. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve, gray shirt with "Abercrombie" written on the front, blue jeans with holes and flip flops.

Investigators have started attempts to track Justin's cell phone and obtain any relevant video from the area that he was last seen. Anyone who has information on Justin's whereabouts or if anyone has seen Justin is strongly encouraged to call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300.

There will be a prayer vigil for Justin on Sunday (11/11/07) at 9am at Grace Fellowship Church (http://www.gracefellowshipchurch.com/), 1400 Dogwood Rd., Snellville.

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:42

EQUUSEARCH out of Texas http://www.texasequusearch.org/ will be here tomorrow (Monday 11/12/07) to assist us in the search for Justin. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP GUYS!!! We need donations becuase Tim Miller of EQUUSEARCH is a non profit organizartion. He does everything out of the goodness of his heart! Things we need donated:
1-transportation (either a doanted vehicle or a rental car at a nominal fee)
2-lodging (either a hotel room for him or someone who has the room at thier home)
3-food, water for the searches that he will be conducting
4-volunteers for the searches

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6358607097&ref=mf

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:42

Last seen walking toward a car that he called his ride with 2 men standing by the car.

Reports also say he was seen in the parking lot of Barnacles with these same 2 men.

IF YOU AS MUCH AS SPOKE to him that night please contact Gwinnett Police.

http://www.wildbillsatlanta.com/wildbillnew/pages/events3.html

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:43

http://www.texasequusearch.org/missing_persons/JustinGaines.pdf

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:43

North Ridgeville man’s son missing in Georgia
Lisa Roberson | The Chronicle-Telegram

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A North Ridgeville man has endured many sleepless nights since learning his son has not been seen or heard from for more than a week after partying with friends at a bar in Georgia.

Richard Gaines of Wallace Boulevard said his 18-year-old son, Justin Gaines, has been missing since 1 a.m. Nov. 1, when he was last seen at a bar called Wild Bills. Police have said there are no witnesses of how Justin Gaines left the bar.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Illana Spellman said there have been reports that Justin Gaines got into an altercation with another patron at the bar. However, details remain sketchy about the altercation because the two friends who were with Justin Gaines that night have refused to cooperate with police requests, Spellman said.

Aside from a cell phone call logged at 1:33 a.m. when Gaines said his son called friends in hopes of getting a ride back to his mother’s home in Snellville, Ga., the Gainesville State College student has vanished without a trace.

“I’m out of my mind,” Gaines said Monday. “There’s no normalcy. Once that happens, everything that was going on just goes out the window. It just turns your life upside down.”

Police are investigating Justin Gaines’ disappearance as a missing person’s case as there has been no evidence of foul play, Spellman said. Media outlets in Georgia are reporting that Equasearch of Texas is joining the search for Justin Gaines.

The muscular, blue-eyed college student has lived in Georgia with his mother, Erika Wilson, stepfather and siblings since moving there more than 10 years ago, his father said. Still, the two have remained close, speaking often and chatting online. Gaines said the last time he talked to his son the conversation was about an upcoming visit home for Christmas. Justin Gaines has extensive family in the Lorain County area.

However, on Nov. 4 all those plans changed as Gaines said he received a phone call telling him his oldest child was missing. Since then, Gaines has logged many hours making phone calls, passing out fliers, trading e-mails and even traveling to Georgia to canvass the area around the bar. But, nothing has turned up to tell him what happened to his son.

“The hardest part is the not knowing,” Gaines said. “Nothing makes sense because he wouldn’t just walk away from everything. He’s got a lot going on in his life.”

Contact Lisa Roberson at 653-6268 or lroberson@chroniclet.com.

How to help


A nationwide fund has been setup through National City Banks to help cover expenses related to the search.

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:44

Family searches for teen who disappeared from nightclub

By ANDRIA SIMMONS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 11/15/07

Fighting off a creeping sense of dread is easier when you're busy.

Erica and Steve Wilson, the mother and stepfather of 18-year-old Justin Gaines, have done everything they can think of to find their son since he vanished from Wild Bill's nightclub in Duluth two weeks ago. They've organized search parties, hired a private investigator, collected $50,000 for a reward fund for his safe return and just this week set up a toll-free tip line at 1-877-270-9500.

Amid all this, Steve has been trying to keep it together for Erica, who in turn is struggling to hold up under the strain for the sake of the six other children in their blended family. But when the phone stops ringing and all the people leave, it's all they can do not to plunge into despair.

"The worst thing is at night and in the morning, Your mind and hands are idle," Steve Wilson said.

The Wilsons had reason for renewed hope Wednesday, though. A nonprofit search-and-rescue team, Texas EquuSearch, arrived to orchestrate a large-scale search that is scheduled to begin today.

Tim Miller, the director of Texas Equu-

Search, said he hoped to mobilize 150 to 200 volunteers to scour the area around Wild Bill's. Anyone 18 years or older wishing to join the search can meet at Berkmar United Methodist Church at 675 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth from 9 a.m. until dusk. The search will include the use of all-terrrain vehicles. The search team also has access to horses, helicopters and boats with sonar equipment should they be needed, Miller said.

Most of the searching since Gaines' disappearance Nov. 1 has been conducted on foot by friends and family members who have little to no experience with missing persons cases, said Erica Wilson. Texas EquuSearch has offered its services in searches for more than 800 missing people, including Natalee Holloway, 18, who disappeared last year in Aruba, and 17-year-old Ben Stanford, the grandson of Alabama state Sen. Jim Preuit whose body was found Tuesday near Villa Rica, Ga.

Miller said he expects to "hit the ground running" today. He started Equu-

Search after his own daughter was abducted and murdered in 1986.

Gaines, a Brookwood High School graduate, is Erica Wilson's second son of three. He's also the one who looked most like her.

She clutched her cigarettes in one hand and cellphone in the other as she spoke to reporters in her driveway Wednesday, as if clinging to her only lifelines. Erica Wilson said she could not sleep or eat and admitted lately she had started smoking "like a freight train." She wore no makeup, and her hair was pulled back in a hasty ponytail.

"I can't cry all day long," she said. "I have to be able to think and take care of the other kids."

On the day he disappeared, Gaines drove home from Athens to Gwinnett County and told his mother he was going out with friends. He later called his roommate to pick him up from Wild Bill's, but the friend told Gaines he couldn't, family members said.

His last phone call was made shortly before 2 a.m., relatives said, and he has not been seen or heard from since.

Gwinnett police say they have no reason to suspect Gaines was a victim of foul play, and they are still treating the disappearance as a missing-person case. The investigation has slowed over the past week because some associates of Gaines have been uncooperative, said Cpl. Illana Spellman, spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Anyone with information on Gaines' whereabouts is urged to contact the department's Criminal Investigations Section at 770-513-5300.

Gaines was making A's and B's during the first months of his freshman year on the Oconee campus of Gainesville State College and was a popular student.

He was a bit of a partier and a regular patron at Wild Bill's on Thursday nights, which target the 18-and-up crowd. Gaines had VIP tickets. He had two fake IDs in the name of Brad Allen and Brad Shewe. He used them to buy alcohol, Gaines' friends would later tell his parents.

Gaines wasn't always so sociable, according to his grandmother, Karen Yaroma, who shares Gaines' brilliant blue eyes. Years ago he was a "chubby little freckled kid with not a friend in the world" until one summer in high school he discovered weightlifting and the tanning bed, she said.

"All of a sudden that one summer, he redesigned himself," Yaroma said.

Friends and family members reject the idea that Gaines left of his own accord. They say he would never leave for so long without letting anyone know.

"I don't believe for a second that he's got some wild college itch and he's gone off to Florida," Steve Wilson said.

"We were close," he added before correcting himself. "We are close."

http://www.ajc.com/gwinnett/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2007/11/14/missing_1115.html

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http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=106506



Volunteers Search for College Student


The search for missing college freshman Justin Gaines resumed Thursday morning.

Gaines was last seen at Wild Bill’s nightclub in Gwinnett County on November 1st.

About fifty volunteers gathered at Berkmar United Methodist Church Thursday morning to help in the search. They spent much of the morning getting trained on the techniques that they would need from search experts.

Gwinnett County Police are investigating the disappearance as a missing person case. They were not part of the private search that was being held Thursday.

Police say their investigation has been hampered by friends of Gaines' who have not been cooperative.

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:45

Searchers turn up no signs of missing teen

By ANDRIA SIMMONS
Published on: 11/15/07

Another day of searching Thursday yielded no answers for the family of missing college student Justin Gaines.

A turnout of 27 volunteers disappointed relatives and members of a nonprofit search-and-rescue team, Texas EquuSearch, but searches remained optimistic.

If they turn up nothing by dusk, they said, they plan to suspend operations at night and resume beating the bushes Friday.

"We've had a lot of success in the past," Texas Equusearch founder Tim Wilson said. "Of course, every day that goes by, we get more and more concerned."

Gaines, 18, vanished two weeks ago after friends dropped him off at Wild Bills nightclub in the bustling Gwinnett Place Mall area of Duluth. Gaines, a former Brookwood High School student, attends the Oconee campus of Gainesville College in Athens. He often returns to his family's split-level home in Snellville on weekends to make extra pocket money working on roofing projects with his stepfather, Steve Wilson.

Gaines is also a regular patron of Wild Bill's on Thursdays, the 18-and-up night. Friends later told Gaines' family that he has two fake IDs which he uses to buy alcohol.

The muscular, outgoing teenager was last heard from shortly before 2 a.m. Nov. 1, when he made several calls from his cellphone to friends asking for a ride home from Wild Bill's. None of his buddies was able to pick him up, and he never returned home, family members said.

Since then, relatives and friends have had no reprieve from worry and anxiety.

Gaines' mother, Erica Wilson, stood nervously among volunteers who gathered at Berkmar United Methodist Church Thursday morning to start the search. Someone handed her a missing flier with her son's picture on it. She promptly bent down and kissed the photo before bursting into tears.

"I'm just tired; I'm stretched out like a rubber band," Wilson said.

Jeff Carr, who met the Wilsons on a build for Habitat for Humanity, said he took the day off from work to help search. Carr said he has been trained in search-and-rescue techniques as a Georgia National Guard member.

"I just hope we can find something," Carr said as he donned knee pads and grabbed a walking stick. "We need some evidence to lead to where he's at."

Other volunteers like Joe Roberts, who lives two houses down from the Wilson family, were beginning to doubt Gaines would be found alive after so much time has passed.

"I want to look for a person, but I'm afraid it will be a body," Roberts said.

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http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:703842839&start=12

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 20, 2007 Tuesday
Main Edition

GWINNETT NEWS; Pg. 3J

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Search for teen pared in Duluth

ANDRIA SIMMONS; Staff


Relatives of a missing college student say they will continue searching for him despite the departure of a nonprofit search-and-rescue group.

Three days of scouring the area around Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth for signs of Justin Gaines yielded no clues about his disappearance, said Cindy Wisdom, case manager for Texas EquuSearch. Texas EquuSearch is a Houston-based nonprofit search-and-rescue group. It helped search for Gaines but left Saturday.

Wisdom expressed disappointment that her team was unable to bring closure to Gaines' family before Thanksgiving, but said they had to pull out because the volunteers had holiday plans of their own.

"I couldn't ask them to stay away from their families," Wisdom said.

Gaines, an 18-year-old student at the Oconee campus of Gainesville College in Athens, vanished Nov. 1 after friends dropped him off at Wild Bill's nightclub in Duluth.

He was last heard from shortly before 2 a.m., relatives said, when he made several calls to friends asking for a ride home.

None of his buddies were able to pick him up, and he never returned home, family members said.

A handful of local volunteers plan to continue searching for Gaines this week using Berkmar United Methodist Church in Duluth as a base of operations, said his mother, Erica Wilson.

"I'll never give up on finding my baby, never," Wilson said.

November 20, 2007

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Gwinnett Teen Still Missing After 19 Days

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Created: Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007, 10:27 PM EST


Missing Gwinnett Teen
ATLANTA (FOX 5) -- After 19 days -- still no sign of a missing Gwinnett County teenager. Police say there's still no sign of foul play in the disappearance of 18-year-old Justin Gaines. Justin Gray reports. Click video for more information.

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:46

Justin's family is requesting eveyone to email Governor Perdue and the elected officials listed below. Ask for a Georgia search and rescue team to be deployed to assist the family in finding Justin. Whether you live in Georgia or not, please take a minute and do this. It is heartbreaking. The family is out searching every day with only 8 to 10 people helping. They are desperate and are not getting a lot of community support. The hope is that a tracking dog could at least pinpoint an area to search.


Governor Perdue
http://www.gov.state.ga.us/contact_dom.shtml

Snellville Mayor
Jerry Oberholtzer
Joberholtzer@snellville.org

Gwinnett County Commissioner for District 3
Mike Beaudreau
mikeb@mikebeaudreau.com

Gwinnett County Commission Chairman
Charles E. Bannister
Charles.Bannister@gwinnettcounty.com

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Effort to Find Missing Gwinnett Co. Teen Continues

Last Edited: Saturday, 24 Nov 2007, 6:28 PM EST
Created: Saturday, 24 Nov 2007, 6:28 PM EST

Reported By: Justin Gray



GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) – The search for Gwinnett County teenager Justin Gaines continued Saturday and there was new hope that someone would find a trace of the missing student.

Extra manpower and extra help were called in for the 18-year-old Gaines.

"They've all had wilderness search and rescue training and they're good at it," said

More than 120 members of the Georgia Defense Force fanned out across Gwinnett County and a private investigator who has worked on the Natalee Holloway case also joined in the effort.

"We plan for a full-scale investigation and with my presence to assist in that investigation and to keep this case active and live," said private investigator TJ Ward.

Gaines has been missing for 23 days and he was last seen November 1 at the Wild Bill's nightclub in Gwinnett County.

"I just want to find my son. I have to make my family whole again," said Gaines' mother Erika Wilson.

Investigators said there has been no sign of a crime, but Gaines' family thinks someone knows something about the teen's disappearance.

FOX 5's Justin Gray can be reached at justin.gray@myfoxatlanta.com.

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Post  milly on Sun 30 Oct - 23:46

ONLY ON 46: Gwinnett Teen Arrested Before Disappearance


UPDATED: 6:21 pm EST November 26, 2007

* Video: ONLY ON 46: Gwinnett Teenager Arrested Months Before Disappearance



DULUTH, Ga. -- A Gwinnett teenager who has been missing for more than three weeks was arrested earlier this month in Athens, according to police report obtained exclusively by CBS 46 News.

According to Athens-Clarke County police, Justin Gaines, 18, was arrested June 21, after an officer found an open bottle of vodka in Gaines’ car.

According to the report, the arresting officer found Gaines passed out in his car.

“Have you been drinking?” the officer asked. Gaines said no, according to the report.

After being asked whether he would take a Breathalyzer test, Gaines said “Yes, I’ll do anything,” according to the report.

The report said Gaines blew a .11 blood alcohol level, well above the state limit of .08 percent. Gaines was charged with second-degree forgery for a fake ID, possession of alcohol by a minor and open container.

Gaines had a court hearing scheduled for Nov. 21, but failed to show up.

Gaines disappeared on Nov. 2. He was last seen at Wild Bill's nightclub in Duluth.

CBS 46 talked with Gaines’ stepfather, Steven Wilson, Monday. He said he was not aware of the charges before Gaines disappeared.

But Wilson said he does not believe Gaines’ disappearance is related to the charges.

http://www.cbs46.com/news/14697360/detail.html

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Missing Gwinnett Teen Was Facing Charges

POSTED: 7:39 am EST November 27, 2007
UPDATED: 8:07 am EST November 27, 2007


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County teen missing since a night of drinking last month was facing previous alcohol-related charges, WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News has learned.

Family members confirmed that Athens police arrested Justin Gaines, 18, for underage drinking, an open container and possession of a fake ID on June 21.

He was scheduled to make a court appearance last week.

His family dismissed suggestions that the legal problem was behind Gaines' disappearance.

The teen has been missing since a night out November 1 with friends at Wild Bill's nightclub in Duluth.

Several searches and a $50,000 reward have failed to turn up any sign of Gaines.

The Gainesville College student came home the night he disappeared and told his mother he was going out with friends. He was dropped off at Wild Bill's. Later that night, he called a friend to pick him up, but his friend told him that he could not.

Police have said the investigation has slowed due to lack of cooperation from some of Gaines' close friends.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14701618/detail.html

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Search Continues for Justin Gaines

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) -- The search for missing Gwinnett County man Justin Gaines enters its third week. Search groups set out again on Monday from Berkmar United Methodist Church in Lilburn.

Gaines was last seen at the Wild Bill's nightclub in Gwinnett County on November 1. Gaines' mother called police November 4 after her son failed to return home. There have been no signs of him since then.

Family members say the search has been difficult because some of Gaines’ friends haven’t been cooperative in providing information about the night of his disappearance.

According to the Gwinnett County police department, the case is still listed as a missing person case and there was no evidence to support or deny foul play.

Anyone with information on the case should call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300.

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POSTED: 2:31 pm EST December 7, 2007
UPDATED: 2:56 pm EST December 7, 2007
Video Of Missing Gwinnett Teen Surfaces

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A private detective has uncovered video that shows a missing Gwinnett County teen on the night he disappeared.

The grainy, 10-second video shows Justin Gaines, 18, at Wild Bill's nightclub on November 1.

WSB-TV Channel 2 has learned that a private investigator hired by the Gaines' family discovered the shot of Gaines after going through hours of the club's surveillance tapes.

Family members identified the person on the tape as Gaines.

The Gainesville College student disappeared after a night of partying at Wild Bill's with friends.

Several searches and a $50,000 reward have failed to turn up any sign of Gaines.

He is described as being 5"11' and 210 lbs. with a muscular build. He has blue eyes and brown hair with a short buzz cut. Both of his ears are pierced with diamond studs. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve, gray shirt with "Abercrombie" written on the front, blue jeans with holes and flip flops.

Anyone who has information on Gaines' whereabouts or anyone who has seen him is encouraged to call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300.

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Story of Missing Gwinnett Co. Teen Appears on National TV

Last Edited: Saturday, 08 Dec 2007, 10:30 PM EST
Created: Saturday, 08 Dec 2007, 10:30 PM EST

Reported By: Denise Dillon

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) – The story of a missing Gwinnett County teen appeared on an episode of America's Most Wanted Saturday night. Eighteen-year-old Justin Gaines vanished without a trace more than a month ago.

Gaines has been missing since November 1 and his picture appeared on national television Saturday in hopes it would lead to the breakthrough in the case.


Video: Story of Missing Gwinnett Co. Teen Appears on National TV
FOX 5's Denise Dillon Reports
Gaines mother and stepfather, Erica and Steven Wilson, watched the program from their Gwinnett County home and they hoped his appearance on the show would the key to unlocking the clues to his mysterious disappearance.

Gaines was last seen at the Wild Bill's nightclub in Duluth on November 1. Surveillance video that captured the teen arriving at the club was recently released and it confirmed Gaines was at the popular nightspot just before he disappeared.


"We see him shaking hands with a couple of friends that he met, then he disappears from video going inside the club," said private investigator Bob Poulnot.

Poulnot said a security guard that was working at the club that night remembered seeing Gaines leave.

"Justin exited the building around 2:30, he seemed upbeat and he had located a ride," said Poulnot.

Over the past five weeks, friends and neighbors have been searching for Gaines and they were aided last month by specially trained search and rescue teams for the Georgia's state defense force.

Investigators said there was no evidence that Gaines was the victim of foul play, but there has also been no evidence of where he might be. Gaines' friends and family said they just hoped to find out something about his disappearance soon.

"No matter what happened to Justin, it's going to be OK. Just call us and let us know where he is," said Erica Wilson.

Anyone with any information on Gaines' whereabouts should contact the Gwinnett County Police Department.

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