Local Author Hopes Her Book Will Help Lead To Answers In Her Husband’s 1968 Disappearance

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A Tennessee Valley woman is putting her story on paper in the hopes it will help lead to closure in her husband’s disappearance.

“It’s a true investigation story on my two sons’ father,” Alexis Heflin says.

Heflin is talking about her recently published book, Mississippi Whispers.

While her book has just come into her life – it was published in April – the story that prompted it has been going on for years. “It happened in 1968,” Heflin says.

Heflin and her husband Buddy were in different parts of the country. “I had moved to Chicago,” Heflin says, “I had been up there for about a year, and he had been in Jackson, Mississippi and within a year he came up missing.”

After that news, Heflin says there wasn’t much to go off of.

“They found the car, with bullet holes in the car, and they never found his body.”

Investigation after investigation, Heflin never got answers.

That is, until a phone call years later.  “One of his friends has come forward with information.”

That information started the investigation up again.

In the meantime, Heflin decided to do some work of her own.

She’s been employed at Star Market in Huntsville for years. All the while though, she’s been putting her story onto paper.

At a book signing held at Star Market Saturday, Heflin is sharing that story with the public.

She hopes it will reach a larger audience, and perhaps reach someone who knows what happened that day more than 40 years ago. “I’m hoping this will put a closure to the case for me and my two sons,” Heflin says.

Heflin’s book is on sale and can be found at major book stores.

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