Where is Marilane Carter?
Marilane Carter, a 36-year-old woman from the Kansas City area, has been missing over a week now. Reports state that she was last seen leaving her home about 8:15 pm on August 1. She has not been heard from since Sunday, August 2. The first missing persons report was filed on Wednesday, August 5 and stated that she was traveling to Birmingham to visit family and had made concerning statements to her family. Her mother has stated in news coverage that Marilane had planned to travel to Birmingham, Alabama to be there for the birth of her sister's baby and to get help for sleep issues.
She is married to Adam Carter, a Southern Baptist pastor at Leawood Baptist Church in Leawood, Kansas. Her husband's brother, Paul Carter, stated in a Facebook post on Wednesday, August 5, that Marilane had been desiring to receive psychiatric help.
We are still trying to locate Mrs. Carter. It is believed she may not be in the Kansas City area. However if you have any information, please contact our agency.Posted by Overland Park Police Department on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Marilane was last seen on video checking in to a Quality Inn in West Plains, Missouri about 3:40 am on Sunday, August 2. She was also seen on video checking out at about 6 am. Her phone's last ping location was at 8:02 pm the same evening, August 2 near the Mississippi River bridge in West Memphis, Arkansas near a walking trail.
The family of a missing Kansas woman has spent days searching the Memphis area hoping to find her or clues that would lead to here whereabouts.
“We need volunteers to help us search right around the I-55 bridge at Memphis,” said Adam Carter. “We need people with boats and very good sonar and experience navigating the Mississippi River.”
In a story posted on August 6 at the Baptist Press, Leawood Baptist Church associate pastor Jason Franklin spoke about the disappearance of Marilane.Franklin's comments startled me because he contradicted statements by Adam and other family members about Marilane making concerning statements and being confused on her drive. I tweeted my concern and Franklin replied to me.
Brady McLaughlin, Marilane's brother-in-law, has been doing interviews and speaking on the family's behalf. Brady's Facebook page mentions that he is a law enforcement officer in Alabama and works at Trio Safety CPR AED, is the CEO of Stop Heart Attack, and is also a radio host at Your Security Guys, a live, on-air radio show in Birmingham, Alabama.
Brady MacLaughlin did some work recently at the new FBI facility in Huntsville, Alabama. I posted a screenshot of this on Facebook and Brady commented several times wanting me to speak to him on the phone. He also sent me private messages.
A few days ago, Brady responded to someone on Facebook saying that Adam Carter, Marilane's husband, "is not a suspect in her disappearance at all." Is Brady involved professionally in this investigation? I don't see how this would be appropriate.
I reached out to the Overland Park Police department today. I was told that the lead investigator is Detective B. Larsen who can be reached at 913-344-8768.
The Find Marilane page I believe is moderated by family, perhaps Paul Carter, Adam's brother.
This case has grabbed the attention of many who are concerned for the safety of Marilane. There are many questions.
Why has there been no coordinated search by law enforcement?
Why has there been no press conference by law enforcement and family?
Why has there been no reward fund established and announced to help find Marilane?
Did Marilane convert to Catholicism this summer?
What happened between the time she left the hotel, 6 am and the last phone ping near Memphis at 8 pm?
What happened in those 14 hours? That is a trip that would normally take about 3 hours.
Did she travel out of her way to Hazen, Arkansas?
Where is her car?
Where is Marilane?
Adam Carter stated today, in response to a friend wanting to start a reward fund, that they have a third-party attorney working to set up an account. What will this money be used for? Will a reward be announced?