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    Adam "Belle" Dowdell (22) found dead a week after he went missing from Alabama State University

    https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2...n-5th-day.html

    A 22-year-old Alabama State University student has been missing since late Tuesday night.

    Adam ?Belle? Dowdell, a graduate of Montevallo High School who is in his second year at ASU, left his dorm room Tuesday night to go the ATM and hasn?t been seen or heard from since then. His mother, Toya Cohill, is frantic and hasn?t left Montgomery since she first learned of his disappearance.

    "I just want my child back,'' Cohill said.

    ASU spokesman Ken Mullinax late Saturday night released this statement: ""The Alabama State University Police Department received notification on Wednesday of a male student who was possibly missing. The student is from the Alabaster, Alabama, area and has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon. ASUPD has opened an active, ongoing investigation with help from Central Alabama Crime Stoppers and assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies."

    Alabaster police also on Saturday night posted about Dowdell?s disappearance.

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    https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2...ound-dead.html

    A missing Alabama State University student has been found dead.

    Montgomery and ASU police about 2:45 p.m. Monday responded to the 800 block of Hutchinson Street after receiving a report of a possible body found. The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. After further investigation, the body was officially identified as Adam Dowdell Jr., said Montgomery police Capt. Saba Coleman.

    Dowdell graduated from Montevallo High School and his family lives in Alabaster. He was in his second year at ASU.

    Toya Cohill said she last spoke with her son, affectionately known as “Belle,” on Monday, and his siblings spoke with him on Tuesday. Early Wednesday, she started receiving messages from his friends that he had not returned to his dorm room and that no one had heard from him.

    She said she’s learned that on Tuesday night that he left with another student saying he was going to get cash from the bank. He was last known to be wearing a white shirt, checkerboard pants and Air Jordan 12 sneakers. Dowdell did not have a car with him at school, and his mother said if he had been planning to be gone long, he would have taken his book bag and a phone charger with him. Both were left behind.
    Coleman said the circumstances of Dowdell’s death remain under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time and no additional information is being released.

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    Curious to know what happened. If he was going to the ATM, maybe someone tried to rob him?


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    As if it couldn't get any worse, his friend has been charged with his murder.

    https://www.al.com/news/2020/09/fell...m-dowdell.html

    An Alabama State University standout student has been charged in the slaying of a fellow student, Adam “Belle” Dowdell.

    Just two years ago, Ivry Hall was lauded in news stories from Alabama to Illinois for overcoming the deaths of both his parents at a young age and escaping a life of inner-city gang violence on Chicago’s Southside to being named his high school valedictorian. Now Hall is charged in the killing of Dowdell, whose remains were found Monday, Sept. 14, nearly a week after he left his campus dorm room with a friend to go get cash from the ATM.

    Montgomery police announced Hall’s arrest on Friday, charging the 20-year-old Montgomery man with murder. Hall was identified as the suspect, taken into custody on September 18, 2020, and then placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility, according to a statement from police.

    “The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown however, Hall was identified as the suspect. There is no additional information available for release in connection to this continuing investigation,” according to the police statement.
    On Thursday night, hundreds gathered at Alabaster’s Buck Creek Park for a candlelight vigil for Dowdell, during which time Cohill hinted that progress had been made in the case and that it was someone who her son seemingly knew. The grieving mother addressed the large crowd, especially the younger people, telling them to stay focused and be careful who they trust.

    "Make sure the person you call your friend is really your friend,'' Cohill said. “Be cautious on who you call your friend. Everybody that smiles in your face is not your friend. You have to limit yourself, limit the people who know your A to your Z.”

    Cohill’s public remarks came a day after she had posted this on Facebook: “They got him! They got him! When I tell y’all God is awesome, He is awesome! He is all the time! Thank you Jesus. Justice for Adam Dowdell aka Belle. I won’t miss a court date.”

    Hall, a junior at ASU who ran for SGA for the 2020-2021 season, first enrolled at ASU in 2018. According to an article written by ASU spokesman Kenneth Mullinax and published in The Birmingham Times on Aug. 16, 2018, both of Hall’s parents had died by the time Hall was 16.

    Hall had dropped out of school but after his mother’s death when he was just 12 years old, he appeared to turn his life around by turning to boxing which in turn led him to church. A 2019 article in faithonthejourney.org chronicled how Hall joined a gym called the Crusher’s Club, which was a boxing program aimed at giving kids a way to get off the streets. The founder also took Hall and the others to church and eventually Hall went back to school in the 8th grade.

    Hall attended Tilden High School where he excelled in sports and academics. He was lauded, according to the article, for getting up at 5:30 a.m. each day for his two-hour commute to the school. Hall eventually graduated as the valedictorian of his class and ultimately, with the help of mentors, was awarded a Trust for Educational Scholarship by ASU.

    His triumph was reported by multiple news outlets both in Chicago and in Alabama. In March 2019, Hall was the guest speaker at ASU’s University College Honors Day Convocation. “His goal,” according to the ASU announcement at the time, "is to continue to make a difference in the world and mentor and change young men’s lives who might be heading down the wrong path.

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    What in the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    As if it couldn't get any worse, his friend has been charged with his murder.

    https://www.al.com/news/2020/09/fell...m-dowdell.html
    Yeah, I was about to post asking why the friend didn't know what happened. It said he left with another friend to go to the ATM. Sounded strange to me that they wouldn't have any leads on what happened if he wasn't alone. That's so shitty..
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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