REMEMBERING AMERICA’S MISSING CHILDREN

It’s National Missing Children’s Day, which serves to remind U.S. residents of children who have gone missing and have not yet been found. At least one among the thousands of unsolved cases comes from Tuscaloosa County.

It’s been nearly 30 years since anyone has seen or heard from Brenda Kay Green of Brookwood. She was just 15 when she went missing on July 2, 1988.

That day, she left her home on what is now Milldale Road in Brookwood, wearing a white tank top, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. Her parents dropped her off at a residence across from Hosmer’s Grocery earlier in the day, and that same evening Brenda called her mother and said she was at her friend Susan’s house. But events got confusing from there. Susan told Brenda’s mother that Brenda never came to her house, and that the two hadn’t spoken in days.

Over the years, there have been numerous leads, but nothing pinpointing what happened to Brenda. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children last released an age progression photo of her in 2007, but her family said they have a hard time believing she’s still alive.

“The wondering and the unanswered questions are hard,” said sister Cindy Hall. “And it was really hard on my mother. The battled cancer, and it was something that I wish could have been resolved before her death.”

If you have any information on this or any other missing child case, call the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit at 205-752-0616 or 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678).

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