MISSING: College student vanishes after going out to get money from an ATM

A 22-year-old college student left his Alabama State University dorm room in downtown Montgomery late Tuesday night to get money from an ATM, but his friends say he never returned, and now police and his family are searching for him.

Adam “Belle” Dowdell is a second year student, last seen wearing a white shirt, checkerboard pants and Air Jordan 12 sneakers. His mother, Toya Cohill, said he doesn’t have a car on campus and left without any indication he would be gone long.

He left his book bag and phone charge behind, and now that phone is dead.

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Several members of Dowdell’s family have come to Montgomery from the Alabaster area, where he’s from, some 70 miles away.

“I’ve slept three hours a day,” Cohill said.

“He always talks to all of us,” she said. “From my mama to my daughter to my son, somebody’s going to talk to him every day.”

Cohill said she last spoke to her son on Monday, and his siblings spoke with him the following day. But on Wednesday, she got messages from friends saying he hadn’t been back to his dorm and no one had heard from him.

“I just want my child back,” Cohill said.

***MISSING PERSONPlease view and share. Adam Dowdell is an Alabaster resident that was attending college at Alabama State University. He was last seen September 8, 2020 on campus at ASU in Montgomery.

Posted by Alabaster Police Department on Saturday, September 12, 2020


The ASU Police Department released a statement about Dowdell’s disappearance and said they had opened an investigation “with help from Central Alabama Crime Stoppers and assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies.”

His hometown Alabaster Police Department posted about the missing man Saturday night.

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[Featured image: Adam Dowdell/Facebook]