Lauderdale County investigators continue search for Childers, one month after disappearance

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. - For one month, family and friends have been worried sick over the disappearance of their loved one. Robert Shawn Childers reportedly walked away from his Cloverdale home on September 17th and has not been seen.

Since vanishing, authorities and volunteers have searched the area around his home multiple times with no luck.

There’s also been at least three sightings of men in the woods near Childers home in which deputies have checked out. One of the sightings was just last week.

101716-rick-singleton“Someone spotted a man in the woods and thought it was him,” Sheriff Rick Singleton explained. “Our Posse was able to locate that man, but it was not Mr. Childers.”

Sheriff Singleton and his investigators are growing more and more frustrated with each passing day. They continue to follow up on citizen calls, but so far they have led no-where.

“It’s a very unfortunate situation. We’re hoping for a good outcome, but as time drags on, the more time that elapses, the less likely that is to be the case,” said Singleton.

Over the past month, Singleton had hoped Childers simply moved out of the area, away from all the media coverage about his disappearance.

“We have reason to believe during the course of our investigation that might not be the case,” Singleton stated. “We still hope and are hopeful that it is.”

The sheriff said someone in the public will likely help them solve this missing person’s case. He just hopes for the family’s sake that it is sooner, rather than later.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information on the disappearance of Robert Shawn Childers to be called into their main office number at (256)760-5757.