Woman That Went Missing After 2011 Tuscaloosa Tornado Found Safe in Florida
More than four years after the devastating tornado hit Tuscaloosa and other areas around the state, a missing person from that storm has been located in Florida.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Laurie Anne Macconnell was found safe in Florida last week. Here
After the April 27, 2011 tornado struck Tuscaloosa, there were multiple people reported missing. Tuscaloosa Police investigators have worked many cases involving these missing people, and most were located. On November 19, 2015, investigators with the Tuscaloosa Police Department received information that one of the missing persons, Laurie Anne Macconnell, had been located in Florida. Investigators, working with other agencies such as the Broward County Sheriff's Office and the US Customs and Border Protection, made contact with Ms. Macconnell. An investigator with the Tuscaloosa Police Department was able to speak to Ms. Macconnell over the phone and verify that she was the person listed as missing, and she was in good health. There are still 3 other persons listed as missing in conjunction with the tornado. They are Latoya Brown, Teresa Marioquen (mother), and Teresa Marioquen (daughter). If anyone has any information on any of these missing persons, please contact the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
It's an amazing story and nearly impossible to believe that someone could still be found this long after the storm.
This was the view from our radio station on that dark day in April 2011.