Hattie Gertrude Brown, a retired U.S. Army Sergeant, was last seen on a surveillance video at a Sheetz gas station in South Boston, Virginia (Halifax County) on May 16, 2009. After failing to attend a wedding she was planning to attend, her family became worried and a missing person report was filed on May 20, 2009.
On the night of May 16, 2009, Hattie Gertrude Brown picked her adult nephew Derek Edward Brown at the Sheetz gas station located at the intersection of Route 501 and Route 58 in South Boston, Virginia (Halifax County). Her 2003 Volkswagon Jetta with the Virginia License Plate DV 20505 was seen on the store’s security camera at 2:33 AM. Hattie supposedly dropped hr nephew Derek off at a party and has not been seen since.
Hattie’s 2003 Jetta was found abandoned and burned about two months later on a farm that authorities say was abandoned. Authorities suspect that the vehicle may have been driven to that location by someone that was familiar with the farm being abandoned, leading them to believe that a local person had a role in the vehicle appearing there. It was determined that Hattie left her purse and medication behind along with leaving behind her chihuahua dog, something her family says she would never have done on her own accord. Hattie’s accounts have not been touched since her disappearance.
Hattie Gertrude Brown was born on September 21, 1960 an was 48 years old at the time she went missing. Hattie is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. She has black hair and browns eyes along with a scar on her abdomen. She was last seen wearing a sleeveless top and pants with stripes on the side. Hattie does require medication which she left at home.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Hattie Gertrude Brown, please contact the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at 434-476-3334 or the Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128.