cold case of missing Rockmart Teen from 1987

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wondering

Dalton, GA

#1 Jul 2, 2010
anyone ever hear of what happened to NH, the boy that went missing in 1987 from Rockmart? Lot's of rumors, just wondered if anyone knew.
tired of it all

Ellenwood, GA

#2 Jul 4, 2010
how old was he? what was his name?
luckygirl2010

Cedartown, GA

#3 Jul 5, 2010
i remember this very well. Nothing was ever heard about this. I have often wondered myself if there were any leads on this.
tired of it all

Ellenwood, GA

#4 Jul 5, 2010
I ask one more time. What was his name? Don't give initials. It's public record.
close relative

Cedartown, GA

#5 Jul 8, 2010
his name was Neal Hammonds. He was a great soul - fun and full of life. Unfortunately, he come from a family that doesn't have a lot of money and you sometimes have to have that to motivate anyone to help you with cases like that. One day, someone will answer for what they've done to the family.
collard1385

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jul 9, 2010
Yep - I now remember the Hammonds they lived on Jones Ave and attended Fairview Baptist Church. Good folks that i recall.
close relative wrote:
his name was Neal Hammonds. He was a great soul - fun and full of life. Unfortunately, he come from a family that doesn't have a lot of money and you sometimes have to have that to motivate anyone to help you with cases like that. One day, someone will answer for what they've done to the family.
tired of it all

Ellenwood, GA

#7 Jul 9, 2010
Neal and I where in school together. I totally forgot about this.
close relative

Cedartown, GA

#8 Jul 11, 2010
his family has been tormented by the rumors and lack of closure. Maybe one day, God will bring them just that - closure. Hard to think that there are people in Rockmart that could do such awerful things to someone and still sleep at night. But I know a God that is forgiving and so our prayer is for whoever is involved in Neal's case will soon come forward and tell the authorities. Please, if not for the family - for your own soul. RIP Neal Hammonds - you are forever in our hearts.
Billy in Rocmart

Erwin, TN

#9 Jul 12, 2010
His daddy Ed is a good man
Mandy Hammonds Martin

Manchester, GA

#10 Jan 31, 2011
close relative wrote:
his name was Neal Hammonds. He was a great soul - fun and full of life. Unfortunately, he come from a family that doesn't have a lot of money and you sometimes have to have that to motivate anyone to help you with cases like that. One day, someone will answer for what they've done to the family.


Neal Hammonds was my big brother, I unfortunately was just a toddler when he disappeared and never had the chance to get to know him neither did his son, Jeff. My family has been tormented, needing the closure that we will never have but we know that we will one day see him again and that has helped see us through.
Mandy Hammonds Martin

Manchester, GA

#11 Jan 31, 2011
tired of it all wrote:
how old was he? what was his name?
Neal Hammonds he was 19.
Rockmart Guy

Atlanta, GA

#12 Feb 5, 2011
Not to dredge up anything bad here, But wasn't there a Hammonds that got killed somewhere around Vinson Mountain/Yorkville area back in the 80's? I may have this all wrong in my head but it seems he was killed somewhere over close to the church, can't remember the name, Going towards Yorkville off Vinson Mountain Road?
Around Rockmart

Rockmart, GA

#13 Feb 5, 2011
I heard something about that to
Right there on the left right before the 4 way stop
wonders

Ocala, FL

#14 Feb 5, 2011
Rockmart Guy wrote:
Not to dredge up anything bad here, But wasn't there a Hammonds that got killed somewhere around Vinson Mountain/Yorkville area back in the 80's? I may have this all wrong in my head but it seems he was killed somewhere over close to the church, can't remember the name, Going towards Yorkville off Vinson Mountain Road?
Well it wouldn't have been this boy. Notice that his sister had posted above that the family still has no closure. They don't know what happened or where he is.
Mountain Man

Atlanta, GA

#15 Feb 8, 2011
Around Rockmart wrote:
I heard something about that to Right there on the left right before the 4 way stop
Yea, Somewhere right around in there. Maybe just up the road a ways going towards Yorkville. You are talking about that old house up on the ridge that's partially burned. If I remember right, You go to the 4 way stop and turn left. Go up a little ways and there is a dirt road up on top of the hill on the left. It happened somewhere down that dirt road. It's been a long time ago. I may be a little off on my facts. The one I am trying to get right in my head was shot. Seems like he was either a Hammonds, Or he was dating a Hammonds. All I can remember about her she was a blond-headed girl and very pretty. It's been over 25 years ago. So my memory is kinda fuzzy.
Mandy Hammonds Martin

Orlando, FL

#16 Feb 9, 2011
wonders wrote:
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Well it wouldn't have been this boy. Notice that his sister had posted above that the family still has no closure. They don't know what happened or where he is.
No it probably was Neal. I never said we didn't have an idea of what happened... just that we couldn't get authorities to help. We tried but they never would help us find his body so we never had closure. The ones that killed him has told so many people so many different stories about what they did to him that we don't really know for sure but we have a few ideas but it's all in getting the authorities to help us. We have had lawyers but nothing was ever done.
Nan

Dalton, GA

#17 Feb 15, 2011
God knows, Mandy....and one day those that did this to Neal and our family will have to answer to him. There are no lawyers or any amount of money that can stop that.
In My Thoughts

Atlanta, GA

#18 Nov 8, 2011
I know that prior to his disappearance, he had to kill a man in self defense. It looks like that family would understand that if he had not defended himself, he would have been the one killed. Surely they would know he had to defend himself.

19 is too young - tragic.
Marenda Turner Waters

Cedartown, GA

#19 Nov 9, 2011
Neal was the greatest person ever..He and I shared the same birthday and we always made sure to tell the other one happy birthday.I couldn't imagine anyone ever wanting to hurt him.
iheard

Cedartown, GA

#20 Apr 22, 2012
I have heard Neal was berried under the driveway of the old man who was the dad of the boy he stabbed,think the old man died several years ago . But to get the crooked system to do something; you will have to go out of polk co.If someone contacts the F.B.I. or G.B.I. also have them to investigate the police dpt. and the D.A.s office . I know there is some spoil there and has always been.GOD WILL PREVAIL!

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