Gina Dawn Brooks
What you need to know:
Born on November 28th, 1975
Disappeared on August 5th, 1989 from Fredericktown, Missouri
Has dark blonde hair and green eyes
Has several white 'fleck' like scars on her left shin
Was last seen wearing a blue striped top, white shorts and sneakers
What we know about this case:
We know that Gina was last seen at around 10pm at her home. She left to take a ride on her bicycle and never returned. He bicycle was located on a lawn five blocks from her home some time later.
We also know that she was spotted later that night near a church, talking to a person in a light gray, blue or green station wagon with Missouri plates.
Nathan Williams and Timothy Bellow were charged with Gina's murder in 1999, but the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. They were implicated by the driver of the aforementioned station wagon, who made at statement before he passed away in 1998. Bellow was convicted of lying to the FBI when asked about the location of Gina's remains. He told them she was buried in a meat freezer on his father's property, but a search of the property came up empty.
Gina has never been located.
From my humble point of view:
All I can do is rant about this really. I wonder what evidence lead police to Williams and Bellow in the first place. From what I have read it doesn't appear that the deceased man sought the police out to tell them this information. I can only assume that it was a dying declaration that was passed on after his death. There's hardly any information on this case on the forums I frequent. I was able to find that Williams is also a suspect in the murder of 23 year old Laura Dinwiddie - a social worker from St.Louis in 1975. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough evidence to make the charges stick. How is this guy so slippery that we can't nail him on anything? All we can hope for is for Gina to resurface, and then we should be able to have our answer.