A Hayden woman is putting the word out through Facebook and any other means she can about a daughter that she says is missing.
Shelby Kathryn Love, 15, went missing from her home on May 29. Her mother, Jana Jones-Love, said that Shelby had stayed home after she and a younger daughter went to the Splash Pad in Gardendale.
“When I last saw her that Tuesday morning, she said she didn’t want to go to the Splash Pad,” Jones-Love said. “She was still in her pajamas. A neighbor called and said there was a car at my house — it was [her boyfriend’s] car. When we got back, she was gone.”
Jones-Love says that Shelby’s boyfriend, Hunter Daugherty of Gardendale, came to the house and took her away. Jones-Love went to Daugherty’s house on Downs Avenue; he said he had taken her back to Hayden, but refused to say where.
“He refuses to tell me where she is. He says as soon as he turns her over, he’ll never see her again,” Jones-Love said.
Jones-Love has not had any communication with Shelby Love since her disappearance.
Since then, Jones-Love has posted messages on Facebook, including one on The North Jefferson News’ page, and has also started a Facebook page devoted to finding the daughter.
“I figured that if we just flood the Internet with this, [Daugherty’s] family will just get sick of it and let her go,” Jones-Love said.
Shelby Love attends Hayden High School, and was a manager for the volleyball team last year.
Gardendale Police spokesman Lt. Brian Lynch said his department was asked by the Blount County Sheriff’s office to speak with Daugherty, but turned up nothing.
Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington did not return calls requesting comment on the case before his office closed Thursday afternoon.