Two Years Since Eufaula Native Darion Dawkins Walked Out of His House and Never Returned


“It’s been two years since Darion Dawkins walked out of his Eufaula home and never returned. Police and family still looking for answers to why the father of three disappeared the morning of February 6, 2016.

Tuesday, they prayed, sang together and released balloons.

Still reeling from the pain of their son, brother, friend and father who was last seen in the Forrest Hills area around 7 a.m. that morning.

“It just seemed like it happened yesterday,” said Linda Hartzog, Dawkins’ Mother.

Hartzog said not a day goes by she doesn’t think of her son.

“I put this sign here because I’m used to see him walking down the driveway. And I had my husband put it in this spot because I hope I can see my son return home,” said Hartzog.

She doesn’t understand how someone can walk off the face of the earth without a trace.

“I’ve had sleepless nights. Everyone misses him. Whether it’s good or bad, we want closure. I want someone to come forward and let us know what’s going on,” said Hartzog.

Police said they are committed to finding out what happened and they haven’t stopped.

“We check every lead. The biggest thing is most of the information we get it’s a rumor. It doesn’t seem to hold a lot of weight. We know people know what’s going on with this case and we continue to ask people to please come forward. Just let us know the information that will be helpful to us to bring Darion home to his family,” said Detective Jaime Ming with Eufaula Police Department.

They haven’t ruled anything out, but said it’s frustrating because no one is cooperating.

“It’s hard because we aren’t getting a lot of accurate information and when we look into them it ends up being a rumor. It’s frustrating because we do feel strongly people know exactly what happened,” said Detective Ming.

They are making a plea with the community to come forward so the healing can begin for his family.

“We just want closure so we can go on with our life,” said Hartzog.

The FBI and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are also involved in this case.

If you know anything please call Eufaula police and you can remain anonymous.

Call Eufaula PD at (334) 687-1200
or Crimestoppers at (334) 687-7100

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