S1 Episode 5 Part 1: Stephen Lankester-Cox
Published May 27, 2018
54 min
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    Stephen Lankester-Cox went missing November 18, 2004. He was last seen leaving his mother’s house where he resided in Acworth, Georgia. As he was leaving, he told his mother that he wouldn’t be gone too long. Police suspected foul play was involved almost immediately as rumors swirled around the community about Stephen being murdered. No body was ever found and no suspects have been charged with his disappearance or murder. Police have stated that this is a criminal investigation and continue to investigate leads. Joshua Sharpe of the Atlanta Journal Constitution spent three years investigating the twists and turns of this perplexing case. Josh was interviewed in this episode about his findings in his investigation of Stephen’s disappearance. Josh also shared his theories as to what really happened to Stephen Lankester-Cox. This case is one of the most heartbreaking cases that I have investigated to date. This story has so much information that I chose to break it up into 2 episodes. I encourage my listeners to read Josh’s article at http://specials.myajc.com/vanished/. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Stephen Lankester-Cox, please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department at 678-493-4200. Tune in on June 11, 2018 for Part 2 of this story. Featuring an interview with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and a heartbreaking interview with Stephen’s Mom, Sherrie Lankester. Southern Gone has decided to donate a portion of our donations that we receive from our listeners to a very worthy cause. The Polaris Project is an organization dedicated to eradicating modern slavery. Please help us reach our end of the year goal of $2,500 by going to our website at www.southerngone.com and hit the donate button. Please leave your name for a shout out on a future episode. Any amount will be appreciated as we at Southern Gone feel strongly about supporting this very worthy cause. If you have your own thoughts or theories about this case that you would like to share, please email me at southerngone@gmail.com. We are now on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please leave us a 5-star review to help us garner more exposure. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! For everything Southern Gone, be sure to check out our website at www.southerngone.com and sign up for our email list for updates, fun facts about the podcasts, and podcasts recaps.
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